glimpse

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glimpse(
glihmps
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (brief sight)
a. el vistazo
(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).
(M)
When I look in her eyes, it's like getting a glimpse of heaven.Cuando la miro a los ojos, es como echar un vistazo al cielo.
b. 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).
(M)
In his new book, we get a glimpse of a bleak future.En su nuevo libro, nos da un destello de un futuro poco promisorio.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I caught a glimpse of a movie star when I visited Hollywood.Cuando visité Hollywood, alcancé a ver fugazmente a una estrella de cine.
My sister is a very private person and never allows you to get a glimpse of her feelings.Mi hermana es sumamente reservada y jamás permite siquiera entrever sus sentimientos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to see briefly)
a. alcanzar a ver
Shirley was in the first row at the concert. She said she glimpsed the singer's socks.Shirley estaba en la primera fila del concierto. Dijo que alcanzó a ver los calcetines del cantante.
b. vislumbrar
We could only glimpse his new girlfriend when they drove past in his car.Solo pudimos vislumbrar a su nueva novia cuando pasaron junto a nosotros en su auto.
c. entrever
Jose glimpsed someone running out of the store with a large bag, but didn't get a good look.José entrevió a alguien salir corriendo de la tienda con una bolsa grande, pero no logró verlo bien.
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glimpse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el vistazo fugaz, atisbo
(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).
(M)
to catch a glimpse ofvislumbrar, entrever
a glimpse of the futureun atisomebodyo del futuro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. vislumbrar, entrever
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glimpse [ɡlɪmps]
noun
vislumbre (f); destello (m)
a glimpse into the future un destello de cómo va a ser el futuro; to catch a glimpse of vislumbrar; I only had a fleeting glimpse of him solo alcancé a verlo fugazmente
transitive verb
vislumbrar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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