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"Bright" is an adjective which is often translated as "brillante", and "sheer" is an adjective which is often translated as "puro". Learn more about the difference between "bright" and "sheer" below.
bright(
brayt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brilliant)
a. brillante
The sun is too bright for your eyes.El sol es demasiado brillante para los ojos.
b. luminoso
It's such a bright room that we might need some blinds.Es una habitación tan luminosa que puede que necesitemos persianas.
2. (very clever)
a. brillante
That kid is bright. Have you seen his math scores?Ese chico es brillante. ¿Has visto sus notas de matemáticas?
3. (positive)
a. positivo
Always look at the bright side of life.Mira siempre lo positivo de la vida.
4. (vivid)
a. vivo
Kids usually like bright colors.A los niños les suelen gustar los colores vivos.
b. fuerte
The color of the walls is really bright.Está muy fuerte el color de las paredes.
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sheer(
shir
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complete)
a. puro
We were in the same place at the same time by sheer chance.Estuvimos en el mismo sitio a la misma vez por pura casualidad.
b. auténtico
Trying to cross the moor in this fog would be sheer madness.Pretender atravesar el páramo con esta niebla sería una auténtica locura.
c. verdadero
It is sheer nonsense to say that colors are subjective.Es una verdadera tontería decir que los colores son subjetivos.
2. (clear)
a. transparente
The model scandalized the media with the sheer top she wore to the Oscars.La modelo escandalizó a los medios con el top transparente que llevó a los premios Oscar.
b. fino
I like to have sheer curtains in the living room so that lots of light comes in.Me gusta tener cortinas finas en la sala para que entre mucha luz.
3. (steep)
a. escarpado
The east face of the mountain is sheer, nearly vertical.La cara oriental de la montaña es escarpada, casi vertical.
b. vertical
Stay over here for the picture; there's a sheer drop over there.Quédense acá para la foto; allá hay una caída vertical.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (straight down)
a. verticalmente
We jumped off a rock that rose sheer out of the lake.Brincamos de una roca que subía verticalmente desde el lago.
5. (completely)
a. completamente
The ship went sheer into the mist.El barco se adentró completamente en la niebla.
b. de lleno
When we came out onto the road, we ran sheer into a pack of wolves.Cuando salimos al camino, tropezamos de lleno con una manada de lobos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to change course)
a. desviarse (nautical)
The helmsman wasn't watching his compass heading, and the ship sheered to the south.El timonel no estaba atento al rumbo que indicaba la brújula, y el barco se desvió hacia el sur.
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