Lucir in English | Spanish to English Translation
intransitive verb
1. to shine (brillar)
2. to look good (quedar bonito)
  • luce mucho en el salón it looks really good in the lounge
  • luce mucho decir que hablas cinco idiomas being able to say that you speak five languages looks really good
3. (rendir)
  • no me lucían tantas horas de trabajo I didn't have much to show for all those hours I worked
  • dijo que estudió mucho para el examen — pues no le ha lucido he said he studied very hard for the exam — well, it hasn't done him much good
4. to look (parecer) (Am)
  • luce muy joven she looks very young
transitive verb
5. to wear, to sport (llevar); to show off, to sport (exhibir)
pronominal verb
1. to shine (destacar)(en at)
  • a la hora de cocinar, siempre se luce he's a real star when he gets in the kitchen
  • te has lucido (Irónico) you've excelled yourself!
intransitive verb
1 (brillar) to shine
lucían las estrellas the stars were shining
2 (destacar) to excel
no lucía en los estudios he did not excel as a student
3 (aprovechar)
trabaja mucho, pero no le luce el esfuerzo he works hard but it doesn't do him much good
así le/te/me luce el pelo
nunca estudia y así le luce el pelo he never studies and it shows
4 (Latinoamérica) (parecer) to look; seem
(te) luce lindo it looks nice (on you)
transitive verb
(ostentar) to show off; [+ropa] to sport
lucir las habilidades to show off one's talents; lucía un traje nuevo he was sporting a new suit; siempre va luciendo escote she always wears low-cut dresses
pronominal verb
1 (destacar) to excel
Carlos se lució en el examen Carlos excelled in the exam; se lució con un gol he distinguished himself with a goal
2 (hacer el ridículo) to excel o.s.
¡te has lucido! you've excelled yourself!
Verb Conjugations for lucir
Gerund: luciendo
Participle: lucido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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