In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1brillo masculinohe polished the table to a shine — limpió la mesa hasta hacerla brillar
- to give one's shoes a shine — embolarse los zapatos
- to take a shine to sth/sb
- they really took a shine to each other — quedaron prendados el uno del otro
- you seem to have taken a shine to my watch — parece que te ha gustado mi reloj
- she took an immediate shine to the dress — enseguida le echó el ojo al vestido
- to take the shine off sth — deslucir / empañar algo
1(gleam, glow)(star/sun) brillar(metal/shoes/glass) relucir(glass/metal/shoes) brillar(eyes) brillarthe moon shone down on us — la luna nos iluminaba
- his sincerity shines through his every word — sus palabras traslucen sinceridad
- his face shone with sweat — le brillaba la cara de sudor
- her face shone with joy — su rostro resplandecía de alegría
- He thanked them gratefully and said, ‘Can I get a quick shine then, since I'm here already?’
- However if he could have found a shoe shine boy he would have quite happily shelled out for a quick shine.
- The leather and the wood surfacing on the dashboard shine like skin in the sun.
- Rub cuticle oil into your cuticles and onto your nails for instant shine.
- He works as a shoe shine boy from 2 p.m. until sometimes 3 a.m in the morning.
- The visa applicants hover nervously in their best clothes as shoe shine boys run eagerly around.
- The songs may be old-fashioned hard rock, but the producer has polished them to a bright shine.
- A vinyl or polyurethane finish has been applied on the surface to keep a shine without waxing; the urethane is more durable.
- The day I was there, the beautician started by cleaning the natural nail to remove the surface shine and oils and then applied disinfectant and primer.
- He was also scornful of the use of varnish, which is a quick way for artists to make the surface shine and also to protect it.
- The shoe shine is becoming a lost art, sadly.
- Basically hailing from Calicut, their job is to procure old gramophones and, after giving them a shine, sell them for an attractive amount.
2(excel)destacar(se)to shine at sth — destacar(se) en algo
- the promotion gave her a chance to shine — el ascenso le dio la oportunidad de destacar(se) / de brillar
1(point)to shine a light on sth — alumbrar algo con una luz
- he shone the flashlight right in my eyes — me encandiló con la linterna
2(polish)(brass/furniture) sacarle brillo a(furniture/brass) lustrar América Latina(shoes) limpiar(shoes) lustrar América Latina(shoes) embolar Colombia(shoes) bolear México
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