That made me think: do other languages have the same use of sleep as English? And if not, how is that sort of excitement expressed in those languages?
This unusual countable use of sleep in English is usually accompanied by the adverb only, plus a number, quite often followed by the preposition until or till and a significant event, e.g. travel, holiday or birthday as in the case of onestopenglish:
We’ll be counting back in sleeps until Saturday 16th April. What will you be doing in your language?Email this Post