sparkle
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sparkle(
spar
-
kuhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be bright)
a. destellar
Her diamond ring sparkled in the sunlight.Su anillo de diamantes destellaba bajo la luz del sol.
b. brillar
Ever since I changed my dish detergent, my glasses sparkle like never before.Desde que cambié de lavavajillas, mis vasos brillan como nunca antes.
c. centellear
The moonlight sparkled on the surface of the lake.El reflejo de la luz de la luna centelleaba en la superficie del lago.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be lively)
a. brillar
Ana is usually shy, but she really sparkled and was very social at the party.Ana es normalmente tímida, pero realmente brillaba y fue muy sociable en la fiesta.
b. ser chispeante (conversation)
Because the party attendees had such diverse backgrounds, the conversation sparkled.Como los asistentes de la fiesta tenían orígenes tan diversos, la conversación fue chispeante.
c. estar muy animado (party)
I had very low expectations at first, but the party truly sparkled.Al principio tenía pocas esperanzas, pero la fiesta realmente estuvo muy animada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (shine)
a. el destello
(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 sparkle from her jewelry from across the room.Podía ver el destello de sus joyas desde el otro lado del cuarto.
b. 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).
We could tell he was happy to see us by the sparkle of tears in his eyes.Supimos que se alegraba de vernos por el brillo de las lágrimas en sus ojos.
4. (animation)
a. la chispa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We could see the sparkle in the girl's eyes when she saw her new puppy.Podríamos ver la chispa en los ojos de la niña al ver su nuevo cachorro.
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sparkle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of light, eyes, diamond)
a. el destello
(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).
2. (fig)
a. la chispa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of person)
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the sparkle had gone out of their marriagesu matrimonio ya no tenía ninguna chispa
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (light, eyes, diamond)
a. destellar
5. (fig)
a. brillar, ser chispeante (person, conversation)
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sparkle [ˈspɑːkl]
noun
centelleo (m); destello (m); chispa (f); viveza (f)
a person without sparkle una persona sin chispa or viveza
intransitive verb
(flash) centellear; echar chispas; (shine) brillar; (stand out) relucir
the conversation sparkled la conversación fue animadísima; she doesn't exactly sparkle no tiene mucha alegría que digamos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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