Spanish Word of the Day
Wednesday January 28, 2015

acostarse, verb:
to lie down; to go to bed

When you’re feeling tired, acostarse is a useful word. Remember that it’s reflexive in Spanish.

Me voy a acostar un rato.
I’m going to lie down for a while.

Acostarse also means to go to bed. The -o of the stem changes to -ue in some cases:

Siempre se acuesta temprano.
He always goes to bed early.

Acostarse con means to go to bed with somebody, in the romantic sense:

Me gustaría acostarme con ella.
I’d like to go to bed with her.

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