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[Italian Lesson] I didn’t sleep a wink.

[Italian Lesson] I didn’t sleep a wink.

Non ho chiuso occhio.

Prima di avere Chiara -- mia figlia che ha quasi due anni ormai! -- non ho mai sacrificato il sonno. Ora dormo…meno, diciamo, ahaha. 

In italiano, ci sono tre frasi che vengono in mente per descrivere questa situazione:  

  • Fare la notte in bianco - To have a sleepless night

  • Passare la notte in bianco - To spend a night without sleep

  • Non chiudere occhio - To not sleep

Ecco alcuni esempi semplici: 

  • Ero in ansia, così ho fatto un’altra notte in bianco. - I was anxious, so I didn’t sleep at all again. 

  • Scusa, non ci ho fatto caso. Ho passato la notte in bianco ieri sera. - Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention. I didn’t sleep at all last night. 

  • Non ho chiuso occhio. - I didn’t sleep.

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