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"Destello" is a noun which is often translated as "sparkle", and "resplandor" is a noun which is often translated as "brightness". Learn more about the difference between "destello" and "resplandor" below.
destello(
dehs
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teh
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yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (radiance)
a. sparkle
Estaba tan orgullosa que podíamos ver el destello en sus ojos.She was so proud that there we could see the sparkle in her eyes.
b. glitter
El destello de los diamantes nos impresionó.The glitter of the diamonds impressed us.
c. glint
Vimos un destello de luz en la oscuridad.We saw a glint of light in the darkness.
d. twinkle (star)
Me gusta ver el destello de las estrellas en la noche.I like watching the twinkle of the stars at night.
2. (clue)
a. glimmer
Todavía hay un destello de esperanza para él.There's still a glimmer of hope for him.
b. hint
No había ni un destello de verdad en su historia.There was not even a hint of truth in his story.
c. atom
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No mostró ni un destello de emoción.She didn't show an atom of emotion.
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resplandor(
rrehs
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plahn
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (brilliance)
a. brightness
Se cubrió los ojos para protegerlos del resplandor de los focos.She covered her eyes to protect them from the brightness of the spotlights.
b. glare
El resplandor del sol encegueció al gladiador cuando entró a la arena.The gladiator was blinded by the glare of the sun when he entered the arena.
c. gleam
En la noche clara, su piel reflejaba el resplandor de la luna.In the clear night, her skin reflected the gleam of the moon.
d. glitter
Los visitantes del museo quedan deslumbrados ante el resplandor de las joyas de la corona.Visitors to the museum are bedazzled by the glitter of the crown jewels.
e. flash
El resplandor de la explosión me cegó durante un rato.I was temporarily blinded by the flash of the explosion.
f. blaze (of a fire)
El resplandor de las llamas podía verse a kilómetros de distancia.The blaze of the flames could be seen from kilometers away.
2. (joy)
a. radiance
El secreto de su belleza radicaba en el resplandor de su mirada.The secret of her beauty lay in the radiance of her look.
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