spotlight
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spotlight(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (light)
a. el foco
(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).
(in a theater)
The light designer chose to use a green spotlight for this scene.El diseñador de iluminación eligió usar un foco verde para esta escena.
b. el reflector
(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).
(on a building)
The burglar snuck past the spotlight in the parking lot of the bank.La ladrona logró evadir el reflector en el estacionamiento del banco.
c. el spot
(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).
(in a house)
We're going to install some spotlights in the movie room.Vamos a instalar unos spots en la sala de cine.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to hightlight)
a. destacar
I need a role that will spotlight my abilities.Necesito un papel que destaque mis habilidades.
b. centrar la atención en
We've been spotlighting issues of race on this program.Hemos centrado la atención en cuestiones vinculadas con la raza en este programa.
3. (to light)
a. iluminar
When she comes out, wait until she hits far stage left to spotlight her.Cuando salga, espera hasta que alcance el extremo izquierdo del escenario para iluminarla.
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spotlight
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el foco m, reflector
(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.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be in the spotlightestar en el candelero
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spotlight [ˈspɒtlaɪt]
noun
(beam, lamp) foco (m); reflector (m); (Teat) proyector (m); (Aut) faro (m) auxiliar orientable
in the spotlight
he doesn't like being in the spotlight no le gusta ser el centro de atención
to turn the spotlight on sth/sb exponer algo/a algn a la luz pública
transitive verb
1 iluminar
2 destacar; subrayar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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