In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fireflies/lanterns/candles) brillar con luz trémulathe stream glimmers in the moonlight — la luz de la luna cabrillea en el arroyo literary
- The cold steel glimmered brightly, being bathed in sun's rays.
- Chests of gold and jewels and riches appeared before him, glimmering in the darkness.
- She had on a beautiful red gown that glimmered as the light hit it.
- Her eyes glimmered in the light and she beckoned us in.
- The fish caught in the trap glimmered in the sun from their movements.
- The sun light glimmered into the room through the large window on the wall.
- In his strong hands was a tiny medallion, which glimmered in the light.
- Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.
- His police badge glimmered in the bright light of the sun streaming in through the doorway and windows.
- It was sundown, the skies were dark orange, the temple and its worshippers glimmered in pools of light and dark.
- He pointed beyond a cluster of trees and bushes, where something metallic glimmered in the early sunlight.
- His shoulder length blonde hair always glimmered faintly, even in complete darkness.
- He looked up to see a wall before him, glimmering in the sun.
- His short blond hair glimmered in the light which shone into the walkways and halls.
- She turned her head away from him, not wanting to see the way his eyes glimmered in the moonlight.
- The city lights in the distance glimmered, but mostly all the houses on the street were dark.
- The white lights of the hall glimmered on the drops of rain that spotted his coat.
- The buildings looked like crystal statues that glimmered in the light.
- His dark eyes, streaked with shining silver, glimmered in the blue sunlight.
- He seemed to be struggling to speak, and his eyes seemed to glimmer slightly.
1(of candle, light)luz débil y trémula feminineluz tenue y trémula feminine
- Though it was dark, he could see a glimmer, like light reflecting off metal.
- The desolate plains seemed to end and, I could've sworn I had imagined it, but there seemed to be a faint glimmer of light on the horizon.
- Even in what seems to be the darkest hour, there's a faint glimmer of light.
- Out of the corner of his eye he saw a faint glimmer of light - or at least thought he did.
- It had dawned overcast and gloomy, with just a glimmer of light to the south.
- I could see the faint glimmer of light up ahead that indicated the location of the others.
- There was a mischievous glimmer in his eyes.
- A glimmer of light flickered in front of him like a faint dying star, but this star didn't wink out of existence.
- A large cavern, lit only by the faintest glimmer of phosphorescence was exposed, a vast lake in the centre.
- Just then, I think I saw a small, evil glimmer in his eyes.
- Ahead in the tunnel he could see a faint glimmer of light against the water, and could smell the air freshening.
- His words appeared to be sincere though I noticed a slight glimmer of amusement when he talked.
- Clear glass openings and translucent glass partitions suggest a contrasting fragility and magnify the slightest glimmer of light.
- Not a mile away, the cave ended at a pedestal with a tiny golden glimmer above it.
- But I can see the clear outline of the end of the tunnel, not merely a glimmer of light.
- The trinkets they were wearing around their necks and wrists gave off a glimmer in the dim light - the sky had turned into a mass of sullen grey threatening a persistent downpour.
- I noticed the slight glimmer in his eyes when he mentioned my mother and gasped.
- Will watched the diamonds on the tiara glimmer in the flickering light.
- When burned, they gave a glimmer of light, but not enough to study by.
- For a moment, she thought she saw a blue-green glimmer of light along the wall, but it faded.
2(of understanding)atisbo masculinethere's a glimmer of hope — hay un rayo / un rayito de esperanza
- There is of course a glimmer of truth in that.
- I saw a faint glimmer of hope; a chance to derail the topic.
- But some glimmer of understanding may sink in.
- But there was also a first glimmer of optimism.
- The glimmer of recognition was present but we ignored one another.
- The spirit of the holiday may be getting lost in all this back and forth, but there may be a faint glimmer of hope.
- At the heart of our greatest superstitions has always been a glimmer of truth.
- The man showed not a glimmer of romantic interest in her during the whole evening.
- A small glimmer of optimism in what was once an endlessly dark tunnel of utmost gloom.
- There are glimmers, small indicators and little signs that our country might be starting to find its feet again and our policies making an impact.
- Yesterday, there was a small glimmer of hope when there was a sign that his liver function may have started to come back but it is still well below the levels needed to pull him through.
- And for a moment, I felt a faint glimmer of hope as his eyes shifted away, the hurt clearly visible.
- More recently, a glimmer of optimism briefly broke through the gloom.
- There are glimmers of hope for the manufacturing sector.
- Karolek felt a glimmer of amusement and set about making it grow.
- Suddenly, the only glimmer of meaning in his life has disappeared.
- The only glimmer of salvation comes from Aimee, of all people.
- None of them had shown even the slightest glimmer of success, which was more than distressing.
- There are some glimmers of hope here, but the overall sense remains one of appalling loss.
- And we're seeing the first glimmer of hope in that troubled region today.
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