Translation of shine in Spanish:


brillo, n.

Pronunciation /ʃaɪn//ʃʌɪn/


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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
    • 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
    • The songs may be old-fashioned hard rock, but the producer has polished them to a bright shine.
    • 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 thanked them gratefully and said, ‘Can I get a quick shine then, since I'm here already?’
    • He works as a shoe shine boy from 2 p.m. until sometimes 3 a.m in the morning.
    • However if he could have found a shoe shine boy he would have quite happily shelled out for a quick shine.
    • The visa applicants hover nervously in their best clothes as shoe shine boys run eagerly around.
    • Rub cuticle oil into your cuticles and onto your nails for instant shine.
    • The leather and the wood surfacing on the dashboard shine like skin in the sun.
    • The shoe shine is becoming a lost art, sadly.
    • A vinyl or polyurethane finish has been applied on the surface to keep a shine without waxing; the urethane is more durable.
    • 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)
    (star/sun) brillar
    (glass/metal/shoes) relucir
    (glass/metal/shoes) 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
  • 2

    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

transitive verb

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    to shine a light on sth alumbrar algo con una luz
    • he shone the flashlight right in my eyes me encandiló con la linterna
  • 2past & past pshined

    (brass/furniture) sacarle brillo a
    (furniture/brass) lustrar Latin America
    (shoes) limpiar
    (shoes) lustrar Latin America
    (shoes) embolar Colombia
    (shoes) bolear Mexico