sound asleep, wide awake

L.Dex

Senior Member
English UK
Ciao tutti, dovrei tradurre questa frase di snoopy.

My head was sound asleep
but my stomach was wide awake

Come potrei dire 'sound asleep' e 'wide awake'?

Grazie!
 
  • L.Dex

    Senior Member
    English UK
    I have already checked the dictionary but the problem is the sounding.

    Sound asleep and wide awake are both commonly used, short and 'pretty' sounding terms.

    Profondamente addormentato and completamente sveglio aren't commonly used frases, are long and not very poetic.

    My head was sound asleep
    but my stomach was wide awake

    and

    La mia testa era profondamente addormentata
    ma la mia pancia era completamente sveglio

    don't really have the same sweet comic-book ring to them to them, and it is Snoopy saying the words.

    I was hoping for something more childlike, phrases that children might say.
     

    Curandera

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Only an idea:

    La mia testa non faceva alcun rumore.
    ma il mio stomaco si faceva davvero sentire.

    La mia testa era in silenzio
    ma il mio stomaco borbottava di brutto.
     

    Curandera

    Senior Member
    Italian
    La mia testa era ben che assopita
    ma il mio stomaco non si dava pace e borbottava.

    La mia testa era nel mondo dei sogni
    ma il mio stomaco non ne voleva sapere di dormire.

    If I think of something else...

    Hope this will be just a start for other suggestions!
     
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