An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brilliant)
a. brillante
I saw a bright light on the horizon.Vi una luz brillante en el horizonte.
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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sun, light, eyes)
a. brillante
2. (day)
a. claro(a), luminoso(a)
3. (color)
a. vivo(a)
bright redrojo vivo
to go bright redruborizarse
4. (optimistic; future, situation)
a. prometedor(ora)
it was the only bright spot in the dayfue el único momento bueno del día
to look on the bright side (of things)fijarse en el lado bueno (de las cosas)
5. (cheerful)
a. jovial
6. (clever; person)
a. inteligente
7. (idea, suggestion)
a. excelente, brillante
he's bright at physicsse le da bien la física
bright sparklisto(a) m,f, listillo(a) m,f
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (general)
bright and earlytempranito
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bright [braɪt]
brighter (comparative)brightest (superlative)
1 (vivid, shining) [+light, sun, reflection] brillante; luminoso; [+star, metal] brillante; [+surface] resplandeciente; [+fire] luminoso; [+uniform, bird, flower] lleno de colorido; [+eyes] brillante; [+colour] fuerte; vivo
bright red rojo fuerte; her eyes were bright with excitement sus ojos brillaban de excitación
the bright uniforms of the guards parading at Buckingham Palace ...a bright red dress her eyes were bright and shining a lovely little rabbit with bright eyes and soft fur for brighter eyes, use Optocron eye drops the children's eyes were bright with laughter
2 (sunny) [+day, weather] radiante; soleado; [+room, house] luminoso; con mucha luz
a bright October day un radiante or soleado día de octubre; a bright, sunny day un día de sol radiante
bright intervals periods
the outlook is brighter for tomorrow (Metal) la previsión meteorológica para mañana es que hará mejor tiempo
3 (cheerful) [+person] alegre; animado; [+face, expression, smile] radiante; [+voice] lleno de animación
bright and breezy radiante y lleno de vida
to look on the bright side ver el lado positivo de las cosas
come on, look on the bright side; at least now you don't have to travel all that way to work she tried to look on the bright side, and made a list of all the advantages of being stranded on a desert island `May I help you?' said a bright American voice over the telephone she turned up for the interview looking bright and breezy they were complete opposites; Alex was always bright and breezy, whereas Joe always looked tired and depressed
4 (clever) [+person] listo; inteligente; [+idea] brillante; genial
to have the bright idea of doing sth
was it your bright idea to let the children do the washing-up? ¿ha sido tuya la brillante or genial idea de dejar que los niños laven los platos?; whose bright idea was that? ¿quién tuvo or de quién fue esa brillante idea?
as bright as a button más listo que el hambre
There are lots of books crammed with bright ideas.. I was convinced that he was brighter than average Ford had the bright idea of paying workers enough to buy cars he's full of bright ideas
5 (promising) [+future] brillante; prometedor; [+outlook, prospects, start] prometedor
the future looks bright (for him) el futuro se le presenta brillante or prometedor; I can see a bright future ahead of you te auguro un futuro brillante; the outlook is brighter las perspectivas son más prometedoras
Both had successful careers and the future looked bright.. There are much brighter prospects for a comprehensive settlement than before
to get up bright and early levantarse tempranito
bright lights (n) (US) (Aut) luces (f) largas
he was attracted by the bright lights of the big city se sentía atraído por las luces de neón de la gran ciudad
bright spark (n) listilloalistilla (m) (f);a listilla
some bright spark left the tap running
you're a bright spark, aren't you! ¡te has pasado de listo!
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