- 1.1 [sol/luz] to shine; [estrella] to shine, sparkle; [zapatos/suelo/metal] to shine, gleam; [diamante] to sparkle le brillaba el pelo her hair shone al verlo le brillaron los ojos de alegría when she saw him her eyes lit up with joy para que su vajilla brille, use … for sparkling dishes, use … te brilla la nariz your nose is shiny 1.2 [inteligencia/cualidad] to shine nunca brilló en sus estudios he never shined (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) shone as a student, he was never a brilliant student
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.