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yes•ter•day(ˈyɛs tərˌdeɪ, -di)
- hestern, hesternal - Hestern or hesternal means "pertaining to yesterday."
- nudiustertian - Pertaining to the day before yesterday.
- pridian - "Of or relating to a previous day or yesterday; former."
- yesterday - The yester of yesterday and yesteryear was a word on its own, meaning "yesterday," but by Old English it had become a collocation with "day."
Yesterday means the day before today.
You refer to the morning and afternoon of the day before today as yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon.
You can also talk about yesterday evening, but it is more common to refer to the previous evening as last night.
You can also use last night to refer to the previous night.
Don't talk about 'yesterday night'.
|Noun||1.||yesterday - the day immediately before today; "it was in yesterday's newspapers"|
|2.||yesterday - the recent past; "yesterday's solutions are not good enough"; "we shared many yesterdays"|
|Adv.||1.||yesterday - on the day preceding today; "yesterday the weather was beautiful"|
|2.||yesterday - in the recent past; only a short time ago; "I was not born yesterday!"|
yesterday afternoon → ayer por la tarde
yesterday morning/evening → ayer por la mañana/tarde
all day yesterday → todo el día de ayer
late yesterday → ayer a última hora
I wasn't born yesterday → no me chupo el dedo
yesterday's paper → le journal d'hier
yesterday's meeting → la réunion d'hier
the day before yesterday → avant-hier
The worker of today is different from the worker of yesterday → Le travailleur d'aujourd'hui n'est plus le même que celui d'hier., Le travailleur d'aujourd'hui n'est plus le même que celui d'autrefois.yesterday afternoon adv → hier après-midiyesterday evening adv → hier soiryesterday morning adv → hier matin
yesterday morning/evening → ieri mattina/sera
the day before yesterday → l'altro ieri
a week yesterday (past) → una settimana fa, ieri
late yesterday → ieri in serata
it rained all (day) yesterday → ieri è piovuto tutto il giorno
the great men of yesterday → i grandi uomini del passato