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British English: /ʃʌɪn/
American English: /ʃaɪn/

Translation of shine in French:


  • (of floor, hair, marble, metal, wood)
    (of parquet) brillant (m)
    to give something a shine
    cirer (floor, shoes)
    rendre [quelque chose] brillant (hair)
    faire reluire (silver)

transitive verb

  • 1
    prét, pp shone
    braquer (headlights, spotlight, torch)
  • 2
    prét, pp shined
    faire reluire (brass, silver)
    cirer (shoes)

intransitive verb prét, pp shone

  • 1
    (hair, light, sun)
    (brass, floor)
    to shine through
    percer (mist, gloom)
    the light is shining in my eyes
    j'ai la lumière dans les yeux
    his face shone with exertion
    son visage luisait sous l'effort
  • 2 [figurative] (be radiant)
    briller (with de)
    rayonner (with de)
    her courage shone forth
    elle a montré un courage éclatant
  • 3 (excel) to shine at
    être brillant en (science, languages etc)
    he never shone at school
    il n'a jamais été brillant à l'école
  • 4 (be very clean) the kitchen shone
    la cuisine reluisait


to get ou have a chance to shine

avoir l'occasion de briller

to shine up to somebody

(American English)
passer de la pommade (informal) à quelqu'un

to take a shine to somebody

s'enticher (informal) de quelqu'un

to take the shine off something

gâcher quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

shine in

to shine in through
pénétrer par (window, chink)

shine through

éclater au grand jour

shine out

the light shone out through the doorway
la porte ouverte laissait passer la lumière

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