How to Pronounce siesta?

Correct pronunciation for the word "siesta" is [siːˈɛstə], [siːˈɛstə], [s_iː__ˈɛ_s_t_ə].

"Siesta" in context

Siesta is a nap taken in the afternoon in some countries. It originated in Spain and is traditionally taken between two and four in the afternoon. It is a time to relax and unwind after a hard day of work, as well as to escape the heat of the day. The tradition of taking a siesta is thought to originate from the Mediterranean and Latin American cultures, although it has spread to other regions.

The effects of taking a siesta are numerous. It can improve both physical and mental well-being, enhancing alertness and reducing the risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

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