Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday May 18, 2013
Sometimes Spanish verbs use prepositions rather differently than English, and soñar is a case in point. You put con between the verb and the noun phrase or infinitive you want to use.
Ayer soñé con él.
I dreamed about him yesterday.
Soñaba con hacerse rico.
His dream was to be rich.
In the following example notice the use of con que:
Sueña a menudo con que ella se enamora de él.
He often dreams that she falls in love with him
A cute way of wishing someone sweet dreams is to say:
¡Que sueñes con los angelitos!
word for word May you dream of little angels.
Used with estar it also has a third meaning, finished.
El trabajo tendrá que estar listo para mañana.
The job will have to be finished by tomorrow.
© HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2006. All rights reserved.