shine
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shine(
shayn
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to emit light)
a. brillar
The moon shone over the moor.Brillaba la luna sobre el páramo.
The sun began to shine again after the rain.Tras la lluvia, el sol comenzó a brillar de nuevo.
b. relucir
His new boots shone.Sus botas nuevas relucían.
2. (to stand out)
a. destacar
She was good at most things, but it was in music that she really shone.Tenía facilidad para casi todo, pero realmente destacaba en la música.
b. brillar
The actor shone in the second half.El actor brilló en el segundo tiempo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to polish)
a. sacar brillo a
She is shining the silver.Está sacando brillo a la plata.
b. lustrar
He prefers to shine his shoes himself.Prefiere lustrar sus zapatos él mismo.
c. bolear
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There is a shoeshine near the church who shines my boots.Hay un bolero por la iglesia que bolea mis botas.
d. embolar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Carlos shines my shoes.Carlos embola mis zapatos.
4. (to beam)
a. alumbrar
He shone his flashlight under the bed.Alumbró debajo de la cama con su linterna.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (brightness)
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).
This shampoo gives your hair more shine.Este champú le da más brillo al cabello.
b. el lustre
(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 black pearl's shine is subtle, but very beautiful.El lustre de la perla negra es sutil, pero muy hermoso.
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shine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el brillo m, lustre
(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).
to give one's shoes a shinesacar brillo a los zapatos
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to take the shine off somethingempañar or deslucir algo
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to take a shine to somebodytomar cariño a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to shine a torch on somethingenfocar una linterna hacia algo
5. (polish)
a. lustrar, sacar brillo a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a. brillar
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to shine at somethingdestacar en algo
her face shone with joyestaba resplandeciente de alegría
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shine [ʃaɪn] shone (past)
noun
(brilliance) brillo (m); lustre (m)
to give sth a shine sacar brillo a algo; to take the shine off sth deslustrar algo; deslucir algo; quitar a algo su encanto
come rain or shine haga el tiempo que haga
to take a shine to sb tomar simpatía por algn
transitive verb
1 shined (past) (polish) sacar brillo a; pulir
2
to shine a light on sth echar luz sobre algo
intransitive verb
1 [+sun, light etc] brillar; [+metal] relucir
the sun is shining brilla el sol; the metal shone in the sun el metal relucía al sol; her face shone with happiness su cara irradiaba felicidad
2 [+student etc] destacar; sobresalir
to shine at English destacar or sobresalir en inglés
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