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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪljənt/

Translation of brilliant in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [light] brillante; [sunshine] radiante; [red/green] brillante, luminoso
    Example sentences
    • Overheard the sun shone brightly, illuminating the garden with a brilliant ray of light.
    • He slowly opened his eyes and bright rays of brilliant light flashed into his eyes.
    • Something happened then, it was as if a brilliant ray of light shone down upon him.
    1.2 [writer/politician/performance/novel] brillante whose brilliant idea was it to … ? [ironic] ¿quién tuvo la brillante idea de … ? [irónico]
    Example sentences
    • The young Lord Burlington was brilliant and precocious.
    • He was a wealthy young man, a brilliant battle commander, intelligent and witty.
    • We'll also be able to take advantage of some of Gotham's most brilliant magazine talent.
    1.3 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], genial [colloquial/familiar], fenomenal [colloquial/familiar] ¡brilliant! ¡genial! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • You're just so brilliant and you're one of the coolest people ever.
    • He has a wonderful wife, a fantastic job and two brilliant children.
    • You are brilliant, a wonderful photographer, beautiful, and funny.
    1.4 (magnificent, splendid) [literary/literario] lleno de brillo y esplendor
    Example sentences
    • Franklin's career was brilliant from the very beginning.
    • His brief but brilliant career is resurfacing too.
    • We'll definitely keep an eye on your brilliant career!

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In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.