AskDefine | Define siesta

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siesta n : a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

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  1. A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.


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siesta in Arabic: قيلولة
siesta in Danish: Siesta
siesta in German: Siesta
siesta in Modern Greek (1453-): Μεσημβρινός ύπνος
siesta in Spanish: Siesta
siesta in Esperanto: Siesto
siesta in French: Sieste
siesta in Hebrew: שנת צהריים
siesta in Lithuanian: Siesta
siesta in Dutch: Siësta
siesta in Japanese: シエスタ
siesta in Norwegian: Siesta
siesta in Norwegian Nynorsk: Middagskvil
siesta in Russian: Сиеста
siesta in Sicilian: Pìnnica
siesta in Chinese: 午睡
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