sleeper

sleeper(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (car with beds)
a. el coche cama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Los coches cama están al final de tren.The sleepers are at the back of the train.
b. el coche dormitorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Two sleepers are added to the train on Fridays.Los viernes se le enganchan dos coches dormitorio al tren.
2. (bed on a train)
a. la litera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I paid extra for a sleeper but it was worth it.Pagué un suplemento por la litera pero valió el dinero.
b. la cama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Each car has 24 sleepers.Cada vagón lleva 24 camas.
3. (train with beds)
a. el tren con coches cama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The company plans to reintroduce sleepers on this line next year.La compañía tiene planeado volver a poner trenes con coches cama en esta línea el año que viene.
b. el tren con coches dormitorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There is a sleeper service to Mar de Plata.Hay servicio de tren con coches dormitorio a Mar de Plata.
4. (crosstie)
a. el durmiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The old wooden sleepers will be replaced with concrete ones.Los viejos durmientes de madera serán reemplazados por otros de concreto.
b. la traviesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The old sleepers were sold off for use in construction or landscaping.Las viejas traviesas se vendieron para construcción y paisajismo.
5. (person who sleeps)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's lucky I'm a heavy sleeper and I didn't hear a thing.Menos mal que tengo el sueño pesado y no me enteré de nada.
Joe is a light sleeper and the slightest noise wakes him up.Joe tiene el sueño ligero y cualquier ruidito lo despierta.
b. el durmiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la durmiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The noise woke all the sleepers.El ruido despertó a todos los durmientes.
6. (pajamas for baby)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pelele
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We put the baby's sleeper on him and tried to get him to nod off.Le pusimos el pelele al bebé e intentamos que se durmiera.
b. el mameluco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'll have to change her diaper and sleeper.Tendré que cambiarle el pañal y el mameluco.
c. el osito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(Southern Cone)
I bought two pink sleepers for Maia's baby.Le compré dos ositos rosa a la bebé de Maia.
7. (spy or terrorist)
a. el agente durmiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la agente durmiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Many of these sleepers live ordinary lives for years until they are activated.Muchos de estos agentes durmientes llevan vidas normales durante años hasta que entran en acción.
8. (earring) (United Kingdom)
a. el arete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Use these sleepers at night to stop the piercing from closing up.Usa estos aretes de noche para que el piercing no se vuelva a cerrar.
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sleeper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to be a light/heavy sleepertener el sueño ligero/profundo
2. (railroad)
a. el tren de literas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(train)
3. (on track) (United Kingdom)
a. la traviesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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sleeper [ˈsliːpəʳ]
noun
1 (person) durmiente (m)
2 (spy) espía emplazado en un objetivo, pero sin misión concreta o que aún no es operativo
to be a heavy/light sleeper tener el sueño pesado/ligero; to be a good/poor sleeper dormir bien/mal
He was never a good sleeper. He was always under pressure One way of improving the quality of sleep for poor sleepers is to restrict the time available for it
3 (Britain) (Ferro) (on track) traviesa (f); durmiente (m); (berth) litera (f); (compartment) camarín (m); alcoba (f); (coach) coche-cama (m);
4 especially (Britain) (earring) arete (m)
5 (US) (for baby) pijama (m) de niño
...a movie which he had been assured would be the sleeper of the festival ...a young Dutch writer who had his first success with the sleeper "The Children's Crusade"
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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