martes, 31 de enero de 2017


Are you sleepy? = ¿Tienes sueño?

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Hay palabras como “sleepy”, el cual es un adjetivo, en español dices “Tienes”.
Pero....Nada que ver con el verbo “tener” = HAVE
No se puede decir, “Do you have sleepy”?


Se usa HAVE cuando posees o te afecto algo:



I HAVE a headache  =  Tengo un dolor de cabeza 

Se usa el verbo ser /estar:
-      Are you sleepy?  = ?Tienes sueño?
-      Are you hungry? = ¿Tienes hambre?
Mas adelante, daré mas ejemplos

So, the question is, “Are you sleepy”?
I´m sure it´s a very big problem with a lot of people. To have a good night´s sleep every night would be wonderful.

Now listen to me speaking in English using "Are you........?

There is a saying in English:

“Early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise” = Quien madruga Dios le ayuda

Perhaps, it might be true that if you go to bed early, and get up early, it could help you get a good night´s sleep.
If you have to get up early to go to work, it´s really necessary to sleep well. You don´t  want to be at work yawning and feeling tired all day because you slept bad, and only a few hours.

Something which is very important is to go to bed at that same time every night and also get up at the same time.
So, what can we do to sleep well?
Sometimes sleep has been called “The little death”
When we sleep our body and mind can be almost dead. At times we need to move our bodies in bed or get up to pee to make sure we´re still alive.
Other times we can be in our dream world. 
We need to sleep well to be feel good, be happy and have positive energy for the new day.

Here are some important things to remember in order to sleep well:
1.    Where we sleep is very important. Make sure that your bedroom is well-ventilated. Have your window a little open. This will also help you breathe better.
Your bedroom should not have so much light coming in through the                               window at night.
2    The mattress should be a little hard, and not so soft.
3    The pillow must be comfortable for your neck and not be very high.
4    Try to do some kind of exercise during the day or after work. It´s a good way to get rid of any kind of anxiety.
5    Have a light dinner and always two hours before going to bed.
6    Don´t drink so much coffee, especially in the late afternoon.
7    Try to sleep between six and eight hours.
8    Don´t go to bed angry or worried about something.
9    If you like to read in bed, try reading something that does not excite you or make you nervous.
1    Be careful if you use a tablet or an ebook when reading in bed. It´s light can have a negative effect on your brain and affect your sleep.

Como he explicado arriba de todo, hay ADJETIVOS en inglés que se usa el verbo ser/ estar, como “sleepy y hungry”…… pero hay mas:
Ejemplo con estas palabras:
I´m hungry  =  Tengo hambre
I´m cold    =  Tengo frío
She´s cold   =  Ella tiene frío
Are you hot?  =  ¿Tienes calor?
I´m very thirsty  Tengo mucha sed
I´m not thirsty   =  No tengo sed
I´m so hot           =  Tengo tanto calor
I´m not so hungry  =  No tengo tanta hambre
I´m sleepy  =  Tengo sueño
Are you sleepy?  =  ¿Tienes sueño?
How old are you?  =  ¿Cuantos años tienes?
I´m twenty seven years old  =  Tengo veinte y siete años
He´s jealous  = El tiene celos
I´m afraid  =  Tengo miedo


good night´s sleep  = dormir bien
saying  = dicho
might = puede que
early = pronto / temprano
get up  = levantarse
few = pocas
pee  = hacer pis
make sure  = asegúrate
mattress  = colchón
get rid of  = eliminar
light  = lijera
be careful  = ten cuidado


1. Tengo tanto sueño
2. Tenemos mucha hambre
3. ¿Tienes sed?
4. Tengo un dolor de cabeza todo el dia
5. Tengo miedo de volar
6. Cuanto años tiene tu hermano
7. Mi novio tiene muchos celos
8. Tienes tiempo para ayudarme?
9. Hace mucho frio en mi casa
10. Tienes frio?
11. No, tengo mucho calor
12. No tengo ni idea lo que me dices
13. Tengo mucha sed

Here´s a song called "I just want to sleep"

Translation solution

1. I´m so sleepy
2. We´re very hungry
3. Are you thirsty?
4. I have a headache all day
5. I´m afraid of flying
6. How old is your brother?
7. My boyfriend is very jealous
8. Do you have time to help me?
9. It´s very cold in my house
10.Are you cold?
11.No, I´m very hot
12.I have no idea what you´re saying  
13. I´m very thirsty

2 comentarios:

  1. Alan, tu blog es fantático. Muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos.
    Es un trabajo increíble y muy útil. Acabo de descubrir el blog y noto como he mejorado mucho con pocas lecciones. Gracias. Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

  2. Hi Merce. I'm happy you like it and can help you with your English.