Translation of shine in Spanish:

shine

brillo, n.

Pronunciation /ʃaɪn//ʃʌɪn/

noun

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    brillo masculine
    he polished the table to a shine limpió la mesa hasta hacerla brillar
    • to give one's shoes a shine limpiarse los zapatos
    • However if he could have found a shoe shine boy he would have quite happily shelled out for a quick shine.
    • The songs may be old-fashioned hard rock, but the producer has polished them to a bright shine.
    • Rub cuticle oil into your cuticles and onto your nails for instant shine.
    • A vinyl or polyurethane finish has been applied on the surface to keep a shine without waxing; the urethane is more durable.
    • The shoe shine is becoming a lost art, sadly.
    • 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.
    • He works as a shoe shine boy from 2 p.m. until sometimes 3 a.m in the morning.
    • He thanked them gratefully and said, ‘Can I get a quick shine then, since I'm here already?’
    • The leather and the wood surfacing on the dashboard shine like skin in the sun.
    • The visa applicants hover nervously in their best clothes as shoe shine boys run eagerly around.
    • Basically hailing from Calicut, their job is to procure old gramophones and, after giving them a shine, sell them for an attractive amount.
    • 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.

intransitive verb

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    (gleam, glow)
    (sun/star) brillar
    (glass/metal/shoes) relucir
    (shoes/metal/glass) brillar
    (eyes) brillar
    the 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
    • Mr Pike, whose mother was from Burnley, said when he was growing up he thought the sun did not shine in the town because of the pollution spewed out by the cotton factories.
    • You could play the song and the sun would shine out into the windows even if it was raining.
    • We watched the moon shine over the water and the stars coming out to fill the sky.
    • The blue water was shining from the light from the silver, full moon.
    • The sun was shining bright, and we had all of the windows open, allowing a nice breeze to fill the truck.
    • In response he laughed heartily and his eyes shone with amusement.
    • The darkened rooms on the south and west side are all aglow with moon shine.
    • Avoid wearing shiny watches or jewellery that shines or reflects light.
    • It was nothing special; a small glassy sphere that shone in the flickering light.
    • The head turned, and Ed's blue eyes shone with surprise at his visitor.
    • Outside the sun shone bright through the clouds, Anna fanned herself with her hand as she sat on the bed beside Victoria.
    • A tall guy stood at the front door, his sandy brown hair shining in the light.
    • His hazel eyes shone with mirth as he looked at her and at that instant, the little girl had made up her mind that her hero was the bestest person in the universe.
    • His soft, straight hair shone in the dim glow from the outside light.
    • A bolt of lightening hit in a very large building, then the clouds disappeared and the sun shone bright again.
    • When he smiled, his white square teeth shone, reflecting bright sparks of light.
    • Mercury sets an hour after sunset on the 28th and shines at magnitude - 1.3.
    • The wind sculpts them into dramatic shapes; the ice refracts the light and the carvings shine bright, butterfly-wing neon blue from the inside.
    • Her blue eyes shone with happiness that only she could comprehend.
    • He bore always unhappiness in his heart, and his eyes shone with determination behind his spectacles.
    • The sun was shining brightly through her window, slicing the darkness of her room with its sharp rays.
    • Elle answered the door, her bright blonde hair shining in the hall light.
    • The sea shone with reflected afternoon light, sending a few small waves questing up onto the sand.
    • Her hair was unruly and sticking out at all ends and though she was nearing the end of her life her eyes shone with youth and liveliness.
    • Early morning sun shone in the east windows, bringing warm light into the already sunny kitchen.
    • The moon shone bright and silver light showered through the clear pane.
    • The sun shone very bright through the big window by the table.
    • Her bright, vibrant eyes shone with gratitude as her steadfast gaze met Kynan's.
    • His eyes shone with an eagerness and joy that he didn't try to hide.
    • The sun shone surprisingly bright through the canopy of the trees to the floor of the autumn forest.
    • This girl was so glum, her face seemed so void of emotions, yet her eyes clearly shone with immense sadness.
    • The tiny colored tiles that outlined most of the symbols shone with the reflected light from the torches.
    • Her eyes shone with long-forgotten memories of a much happier time.
    • For me, it made the sun shine as perhaps it never has before.
    • More powerful then any weapon shining and glowing in the dim light of the laboratory.
    • His hair shone in the light as he brushed it away from his face.
    • The sun was shining bright though this lunchtime, so I set off up Sauchihall street with my camera with the intention of taking many photos of things that took my fancy.
    • They couldn't tell what color his hair was under the hood of the robe, but his blue eyes shone with intelligence and calm.
    • Feeling a bit lighter of mood today, and the sun is shining bright which helps a lot.
    • I am woken this morning by the sun shining into my window at six.
    • A warm breeze blew through her hair causing it to shine in the light.
    • Her pale skin shone with reflected light, contrasting with her clothing which was all black.
    • He picked up his comb and began untangling his blonde hair, until it shone in the light and stood in place.
    • Everything was bright; the sun shone serenely, birds sang, and clouds drifted across the perfect blue sky.
    • Her eyes shone with wisdom and determination that comes with age.
    • When we arrived in Cape Town the sun was shining down and the people were warm and welcoming.
    • My mother's eyes shone with anger and she raised a hand up to strike me.
    • Behind her, Jenny stood meekly and her eyes shone with sympathy.
    • When she didn't move, he smirked and his green eyes shone with mirth.
    • In the golden light, he glowed and shone like the child in an icon.
    • It sparkled and shone in the light that came from it, throwing rainbows all around.
    • Her eyes shone with delight as she discovered a teddy, a soft dog, pens and sweets.
    • Outside the bright sun shines in through the open window catching the white of her skirt.
    • Her eyes shone with bright adoration and what seemed to be respect.
    • Numerous candelabra protruded from the walls at regular intervals; these were unlit and the sun did not shine in the windows.
    • His bright, blue eyes shone with joy as he played, and he laughed aloud.
    • Mary noted that William laughed a great deal, and that Clara's eyes shone with the lively merriment.
    • Her flaxen hair shone in the dying light, creating a shimmering halo around her head and shoulders.
    • Her eyes shone with life, and when she smiled, her face widened to become round, lovely, and dimpled.
    • Nick's blond hair shone in the light, and his big blue eyes were magnified by his glasses.
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    (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
    • Democracy shines at its resplendent best in periods of the deepest darkness.
    • His versatility is a huge asset having covered every defensive position in his short career, though he shines at centre-half.
    • He was the son of a servant of the Crown from a well-heeled South of England background, who shone at prep school but proved something of an academic flop later on.
    • For us, it's about seeing who's good at talking to strangers, who shines at networking, and who has good presentation skills.
    • At school she shone at English, but was pretty useless at everything else - her words, not mine.
    • But too much could be tough to take - he was such an upbeat, shining example.
    • It's frightening to think that they, or any similar shining example of private enterprise, might have any role in the health service.
    • Vivaldi the red priest was an expert violinist but unlikely to have shone at the bassoon, as he was severely asthmatic.
    • He distinguished himself in Normandy's wars with its neighbours prior to 1066, and also shone at Hastings.
    • I opened my laptop and showed her shining example after shining example of similarly awful dialogue.
    • All of this is inspired by the resolute Texan's shining example.
    • He has gone from talented youngster with a few tricks up his sleeve to a quality all-round midfielder who has shone at the highest level.
    • The stars failed to sparkle but Bangalore found its own son shining brilliantly on Sunday morning.
    • It stole our chance to take the big steps on the world stage that would have coloured us with brilliance and we could have sat there shining for the world to see.
    • Both coaches are shining examples of how one can excel in tennis not by their social stature, but at the grass roots level with determination and passion.
    • I figure that I owe it to the little people to help lead them out of the fashion darkness by setting such a bright, shining example for them to follow.
    • He dropped out of university to embark on a card-playing and gambling career, quickly shone at it, and has been doing it ever since.
    • He was a brilliant scholar - shining in English, Math, Science, theatre, what have you.
    • Regarded as one of the most talented players in history, he shone at Manchester United, where he was top scorer for six consecutive seasons.

transitive verb

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    (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
    • I thought it was one of the calves but when I shone my torch on it I saw that it was the double wheels of a tractor.
    • Stand outside the closed door on a dark night and shine a flashlight all around the edges of the door.
    • I went to the carport and shone the torch between the carport bars aiming the beam under the car.
    • Seconds later, a Garda shone his torch and we found them lying on the green area.
    • He came face to face with a man who shone a torch in his face.
    • A stage hand shone another torch at his microphone stand, and the show continued by torchlight.
    • One of her achievements as a writer was to shine light into the dark places.
    • However when the officer shone his torch over the side of the bridge he saw Claire further along the ledge.
    • John went in first, slowly, shining a torch light ahead of him.
    • If you have ever shone a torch onto the back of your hand, you will know that your palm glows red.
    • One of my guests had heard a noise in the living room and shone her torch and scared off the thieves right into the arms of the police.
    • I went inside and shone the torch in the carrier bag.
    • Slowly I shone the torch around the perimeter of our camp.
    • Guards on the ground shone a torch in the man's face and eventually persuaded him to come down.
    • I shone my torch in a sweep below me where I had last seen her.
    • A woman with a torch shone the light onto the water, following along the guardrail on-board, trying to spot a body.
    • Josh was just about to say something when someone shone a torch at us.
    • Inside the many crevices, eyes glimmered back at me as I shone my torch.
    • It looks like you've just seen a horror movie and your mates shone a torch in your face and took the photo.
    • She pulled out a small torch and shone the light into Collette's eyes.
  • 2past tense, past participle shined

    (polish)
    (brass/furniture) sacarle brillo a
    (brass/furniture) lustrar Latin America
    (shoes) limpiar
    (shoes) lustrar Latin America
    (shoes) embolar Colombia
    (shoes) bolear Mexico
    • His shoes were shined to perfection and his dark, just about black, hair had been combed tidily.
    • Their teachers will tell them that they cannot be made to shine the family's shoes or cannot be made to help dad at the garage - as I was.
    • He didn't have to brush his hair if he didn't want to, or shine his shoes.
    • Starting to win friends and influencing people should include shining your shines, or stopping by someone who shines shoes for a living.
    • The walls were sheathed with finely shined wood, and plain white carpeting lined the floors.
    • I knew who he was because he shines shoes at a hotel close to my house and we had spoken before.
    • He and his brother really did shine shoes after school to help support the family.
    • Someone sitting near me was shining his shoes to such a degree he could see his face on them.
    • To shine patent leather, moisten a soft cloth with white vinegar and wipe clean all patent leather articles.
    • Get a fresh haircut, trim your fingernails, and shine your shoes if needed.
    • The only thing they can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes.
    • The outlaws were out and about, patching up their camp, shining swords, chopping wood… but nowhere did Laoise see Maeve.
    • Doesn't it make you ashamed, as you shine his shoes and fetch his laundry, to work with such a man.
    • It's a reprieve, a second chance to show you alone were the reason for your band's success, and that one day they'll be shining your shoes.
    • You really are a welcome sight, but I have disappointment in you, because you didn't shine my shoes, shoe shiner.
    • Rise early and shine your shoes with a get down baby dance like there's no today because tomorrow is the cut-out birthday crown made for the king.
    • But shining / polishing your shoes will make the leather last longer and look better.
    • They had to clean, haul trash, launder, cook, shine shoes, and porter, and take the meanest wages for harsh, demeaning work.
    • I've watched some of them tip the locker-room attendant, the guy who shines their shoes all week long, as little as $20.
    • If some angel appears to me and tells me I will spend eternity in heaven shining his shoes, I will weep with gratitude.