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sueño vs. duermo

What's the difference between sueño and duermo? I know that sueño means dream as well as sleep but when should I use duermo and when should I use sueño?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
MikaelMello
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First off, I don't really know Spanish, I'm going to answer this based on my knowledge of Portuguese.

We use "sueño" when we are referring to the act of dreaming.

"Duermo" is for the acting of sleeping.

So, when you want to say that you're going to bed to sleep, you say "duermo". If you are talking about your dreams, or the act of dreaming, then you use "sueño.

PS: I don't speak Spanish, I'm saying this because Portuguese is very close.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartySel1
MartySel1
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i speak both languages and what you're saying is correct! It's the same in italian as well

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

oh well thank you, both of you. I was thinking that was it but I had no way to tell for sure except to ask :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

Sueño means "I dream." I can see where you got the idea that it could mean "I sleep" as well, though. "Tengo mucho sueño" would mean "I'm very sleepy." But as MikaelMello said, if you want to talk about actually sleeping, you would use the appropriate conjugation of the verb "dormir".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

'tener sueño' means to be sleepy.
'estar cansado/a' means to be tired.

I'm not sure about the use of dormir. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/dormir

If someone asked: "Hey, are you asleep?"
And you answered, "Yes, I'm sleeping right now."
Then unless you talk in your sleep, you're barely awake.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperDescartes

Dormir is to sleep

Quiero dormir = I want to sleep

Voy a dormir = I am goign to sleep

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerpMistake
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La diferencia es que sueño es el hecho o de soñar algo ( por ejemplo; Ayer soñé que un dragon me perseguía) o de tener sueño, es decir, estar cansado (Tengo mucho sueño, quiero dormir) y dormir es la accion de dormir (tirarse a la cama, cerrar los ojos y dormir ;ejemplo; Dormi desde las 7 am hasta ahora)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

Graciasa Mi amigo :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria217815

I believe that sueno means dream but duermo means sleep

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luisssss12

Sueño is when you want to sleep and also means dream ,Dumermo is when you are sleeping

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lollipopabi1

I always thought sueño meant sleepy.

3 years ago

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