Que significa Sleep Away?
Cual es el significado de sleep away en general, y que quiere decir en esta oracion " Just don't sleep away the pain". Gracias de antemano
Tatiana, usually your answers are very clear, but today your answer is ambiguous, and if I'm confused, pues ellos más. Do you mean (forgive the awkward sentences)
A. Stay awake until the pain is gone.
B. If you want to go to sleep now, and stay asleep until the pain is gone, I am telling you to not do that.
(Why do I find myself thinking about JFK & Stalin???)
T, if you decide to edit your post, please ping me and I'll remove this post to avoid confusion. And if you decide to not edit because I'm being thick, that's fine too.
You're so right! I didn't see that ambiguity until you mentioned it! I meant B. If you want to go to sleep now, and stay asleep until the pain is gone, I am telling you not to do that. However, I think it's usually bad advice. If you have pain and you are able to sleep, it's probably wise to sleep the pain away, if it will let you sleep. I say this as someone who sleeps lots of pain away regularly. =D
Away puede significar continuar sin parar, si awayestá antes del algunos verbos. Es una forma media-formal.
hammar away at the wall martillar a la pared sin parar
fritter away your time perder el tiempo haciendo nada
sleep away the hours make the hours pass by sleeping
In a general sense, "Don't sleep away the day." could be a suggestion to get out of bed, an admonition not to spend the whole day sleeping. "Don't try to sleep away your troubles." would be advice to try to face your problems rather than avoiding them by sleeping.
We need a little more context for your sentence, "Just don't sleep away the pain." As Tatiana has suggested, it could be a warning that sleep will not cure the pain, though i would think it would have been worded a little differently--"Don't just try to sleep away the pain." Is the sentence from a DL exercise? There are often a number of applicable translations to DL sentences, and even some that DL will not accept, though correct in a certain context.
This sentence could even be said in a jesting way, meaning that I want you to continue feeling the pain. I might think you deserve it, or I'm hurting so i want you to hurt too, and I don't want you to be able to avoid it by sleeping it away.