In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shine)(glass/gem) centellear(glass/gem) destellar(glass/gem) brillar(eyes) brillartheir eyes sparkled with happiness — los ojos les brillaban de alegría
- He looked like a four-year-old on Christmas Eve by the way his blue eyes sparkled and danced.
- Around her neck was a pearl necklace sparkling under the bright light.
- The sun was sparkling and gleaming brightly on the water… its shades were spectacular.
- Joe was gazing at his brother with amusement sparkling brightly in his hazel eyes.
- Her bright blue eyes sparkled when she was particularly happy or angry, which was quite often.
- A frozen waterfall stood right in front of us, sparkling under the light.
- The lights were sparkling and the sky was so clear you could see birds flying.
- Jem raises an eyebrow, a flicker of amusement sparkling in his tired blue eyes.
- His dark blue eyes sparkled when the light hit them and his hair was damp and stuck to his face.
- He saw me when he looked up, his brown eyes sparkling in the light.
- Her light skin sparkled and shined from the sun tan lotion she was wearing.
- Her golden hair glistened in the sun, her light blue eyes sparkling brightly.
- The purple, glittery top sparkled under my light and I giggled as I slipped it over my head.
- I stole a glance into his clever eyes, which were sparkling brightly in the pure light of the moon.
- She laughs again, her ocean-colored eyes sparkling in the dim light.
- She smiled, the ruby on her chest sparkling in the dim light from the hall.
- There was great breeze, and I could see the stars over the tops of the trees, sparkling brightly.
- My mother's black hair shone in the dim light and her eyes sparkling with delight.
- A young person in silhouette sits in the corner, gazing up at the city lights sparkling like constellations.
- In her hand was a necklace, its red gem sparkling in the candle light.
2(be lively)(party) estar muy animado(conversation) ser chispeante
1masculine destellomasculine brillomasculine brillo
2(animation)chispa femininebrillo masculine
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