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"Diamante" is a noun which is often translated as "diamond", and "brillante" is an adjective which is often translated as "bright". Learn more about the difference between "diamante" and "brillante" below.
diamante(
dyah
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mahn
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jewel)
a. diamond
La corona está incrustada de diamantes y otras piedras preciosas.The crown is incrusted with diamonds and other gemstones.
2. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. diamond (baseball)
Los jugadores se colocaron en el diamante.The players found their places on the diamond.
diamantes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (cards)
a. diamonds
En ese caso, gana el jugador que tenga el as de diamantes.In that case, the player with the ace of diamonds wins.
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brillante(
bree
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yahn
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gleaming)
a. bright
No me gusta el color brillante de las paredes.I don't like the bright color of the walls.
b. shiny
Llevaba los zapatos muy brillantes.His shoes were really shiny.
c. gloss
Aplica una capa de pintura brillante a la mesa.Apply a layer of gloss paint to the table.
d. brilliant
El logotipo tiene colores brillantes para llamar la atención.The logo has brilliant colors to catch the eye.
e. sparkling
Si quieres llamar la atención, usa una joya brillante.Wear a sparkling jewel if you want to draw attention.
2. (great)
a. brilliant
Es una idea brillante, pero no tenemos el dinero para ponerla en práctica.That's a brilliant idea, but we don't have enough money to put it into practice.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (jewelry)
a. diamond
Esa mujer llena de brillantes es la esposa del gerente.That woman dripping with diamonds is the manager's wife.
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