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"Glowing" is an adjective which is often translated as "encendido", and "glow" is a noun which is often translated as "el brillo". Learn more about the difference between "glowing" and "glow" below.
glowing(
glo
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ihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (giving light)
a. encendido
He stood in the dark passageway, invisible but for the glowing red tip of his cigarette.Estaba parado en el pasillo oscuro, invisible, salvo por la punta roja encendida de su cigarrillo.
b. brillante
The couple looked out at the sea under the glowing full moon.La pareja contempló el mar bajo la brillante luna llena.
2. (radiant)
a. encendido
After a week of sun, sea, and relaxation in the Canary Islands, Isabela's complexion was glowing.Después de una semana de sol, mar y relajación en las Islas Canarias, la tez de Isabela estaba encendida.
3. (highly enthusiastic)
a. elogioso
Your name came up in glowing terms at the board meeting.Tu nombre surgió en términos elogiosos en la reunión del consejo.
b. entusiasta
There was a glowing review of your restaurant in the food section of the newspaper.Hubo una crítica entusiasta de tu restaurante en la sección de gastronomía en el periódico.
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glow(
glo
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (light)
a. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I could see the glow of the windows of a house in the distance.Podía ver el brillo de las ventanas de una casa a lo lejos.
b. el resplandor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The glow of the moon lit up the snowy field.El resplandor de la luna iluminaba el campo nevado.
2. (on cheeks)
a. el rubor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Always choose a color of blush that is similar to the natural glow of your cheeks.Elige siempre un color de colorete que sea similar al rubor natural de tus mejillas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to shine)
a. brillar
There was a fire glowing in the fireplace.Una lumbre brillaba en el hogar.
b. resplandecer
The lights glowed on the Christmas tree.Las luces resplandecían en el árbol navideño.
c. estar al rojo vivo (metal)
The sword was glowing when the blacksmith withdrew it from the forge.La espada estaba al rojo vivo cuando el herrero la sacó de la fragua.
4. (to exude; used with "with")
a. rebosar de
The last time I saw you, you were sick; now, you're glowing with health!La última vez que te vi, estabas enferma; ¡ahora estás rebosante de salud!
b. irradiar
You were glowing with happiness on our wedding day.Irradiabas felicidad el día de nuestra boda.
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