English to Afrikaans Meaning :: siesta

Siesta :
- siestasiestas

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Noun(1) a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries

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(1) everyone had a siesta for a few hours(2) After lunch we all took a siesta while the heat of the afternoon reached its peak and then, one at a time, we filed back outside.(3) Although locals say it isn't as prevalent as it once was, the tradition of an afternoon siesta still exists here.(4) Just as lunch had been an affair for everyone to participate in, afternoon became a community siesta .(5) We all of us had lunch and then disposed ourselves about the house for a siesta in the full heat of the afternoon.(6) I go home to my apartment at around 11 or 12 and get about six hours of sleep and a couple of hours for an afternoon siesta .(7) When the small human cast disappears for the afternoon siesta , all is stillness and peace.(8) Sometimes I used to wake from my siesta perfectly rested, ready for my late afternoon walk along Bolonia beach and my swim in the cool Atlantic.(9) A few men were having their afternoon siesta under the mango tree.(10) In some countries the great tradition of the afternoon siesta is under threat or has even been banned.(11) I left Stone Town soon after lunch, just as the town's menfolk were heading back to their houses to take their afternoon siesta .(12) So we wandered in mellow mood out into the afternoon sunshine for the trip home and a belated siesta .(13) Of course, with a little prodding they enjoy their afternoon siesta .(14) The main meal is eaten at midday, often followed by a siesta , or afternoon rest during the hottest time of the day, when work is difficult.(15) People make up for lost sleep during the afternoon siesta .(16) So legendary are the soporific effects of the language of governments that afternoon siestas are a sine qua non in government offices and Prime Ministers have regularly dropped off to sleep while delivering their own speeches.
Related Words
(1) siesta ::
1. afternoon sleep ::
middag slaap
2. nap ::
3. catnap ::
4. doze ::
5. rest ::
6. power nap ::
uiltjie knip
7. snooze ::
8. lie-down ::
gaan lê
9. forty winks ::
veertig winks
10. bit of shut-eye ::
bietjie shut-oog
Different Forms
siesta, siestas
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