Did you have a good sleep last night?

homotopy07

Senior Member
Japanese
Did you have a good sleep last night?
[From an English-Japanese dictionary.]

Question: What does have a good sleep mean?
 
  • homotopy07

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Does Did you have a good sleep last night? sound natural in American English? A friend of mine says have a good sleep might be British English.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    It sounds odd to this BrE-speaker, I'm afraid. I might use "a good sleep" in a different context, but in an everyday sentence like this one I'd say "Did you sleep well?"
     

    Roxxxannne

    Senior Member
    American English (New England and NYC)
    It's not what I would expect to hear in the US in the context of a host greeting a houseguest in the morning. Like Loob I would expect "Did you sleep well?"
     

    elroy

    Moderator: EHL, Arabic, Hebrew, German(-Spanish)
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    For me, it can’t refer to length.

    Another option (context-depending):
    Did you get a good night’s sleep?
     

    elroy

    Moderator: EHL, Arabic, Hebrew, German(-Spanish)
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Wait, you omitted “night’s.” I wouldn’t say “get a good sleep.” I tried to run the Ngram with “night’s,” but it didn’t work. :(
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    Wait, you omitted “night’s.” I wouldn’t say “get a good sleep.” I tried to run the Ngram with “night’s,” but it didn’t work. :(
    Whichever way, the fact that you re OK with only one way, and I am OK with both is not unusual given the variation in native speakers.
     
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