There are 2 translations of dim in Spanish:

dim1

Pronunciation: /dɪm/

adj (-mm-)

  • 1 1.1 (dark) [room] oscuro, poco iluminado; [light] débil, tenue
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    • Her big dark emerald green eyes shone brightly in the dim light.
    • The dim rays of light were shining through, just like before.
    • The lighting that is currently in place is extremely poor, with only six lights providing dim illumination inside the subway.
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    • Frescoes of demons and spirits writhe across the walls of its prayer halls, and the drone of absorbed monks fills dim rooms and corridors.
    • About half of the 20 young women are otherwise engaged in the Champagne Room, a dim, closet-size space that holds half a dozen couples.
    • I was pleasantly surprised to discover a clamorous, dim room filled with networked computers available dirt-cheap.
    1.2 (indistinct) [memory/shape] borroso; [idea] vago in the dim and distant past en el pasado remoto
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    • Then she began to make out dim shapes that in a few moments revealed themselves to be crates, tackle, ropes, barrels, and hooks.
    • Then, turning back towards the dim shapes across the stream, ‘It's like that joke about looking into a nudist camp,’ he said.
    • Eventually the ship's throbbing cut out, and they could see the dim shapes of launches being lowered over the sides.
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    • I have in mind a dim memory of the Commissioner trying to grapple with this kind or problem.
    • I can also vaguely recall occasionally going to a club called Catacombs, but since I was off my face on snakebite and black, my memories are dim and distant.
    • Those days, however, must seem a dim and distant memory.
    1.3 (gloomy, hopeless) [prospects/future] nada halagüeño, nada prometedor view1 3 1
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    • Once they leave, future prospects are extremely dim.
    • The Minister painted a human figure in black surrounded by red with a dash of yellow on the top giving it a cheerful outlook in otherwise dim circumstances.
    • But our chronically weak dollar is a clear sign that the global investment community thinks our economic prospects are dim.
    1.4 (of eyesight) (predicative/predicativo) his eyesight is growing dim cada vez ve peor, le está fallando la vista eyes dim with tears ojos nublados or empañados por las lágrimas
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    • ‘My eyes are dim, I cannot see, I have not brought my specs with me, I have not brought my specs with me’.
    • Her chestnut eyes were dim with sleepiness as they came in contact with his live blue ones.
    • When she stood back up, the blood rushed around her brain and made her eyes go dim for a moment.

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There are 2 translations of dim in Spanish:

dim2

vt (-mm-)

  • 1.1 [lights] atenuar* to dim one's headlights (American English/inglés norteamericano) poner* las (luces) cortas or de cruce or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) las (luces) bajas, bajar las luces 1.2 [eyesight] ir* debilitando; [memory] ir* borrando; [spirits] hacer* perder, empañar [literary/literario] tears dimmed her eyes las lágrimas le nublaron or le empañaron los ojos

vi (-mm-)

  • 1.1 (lessen in brightness) [light] irse* atenuando 1.2 [memory] irse* borrando; [sight] irse* debilitando
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    • Conversely, after the Chinese intervention, support declined, based on dimming prospects for gains beyond the status quo.
    • You've allowed the passage of time to dim the intensity of the moment and your rational faculty to devalue what is no longer integral to your life.
    • The impact of a year of low-intensity warfare on public opinion on both sides of the divide has further dimmed the prospects for peace.
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    • His sight was dimming and his hearing had nearly disappeared.
    • Jonathon's sight was dimming; it was swimming in blood and useless tears.
    • If one continues to look at it, one's sight becomes dazzled and dimmed, so it is preferable to look at its image in water and avoid a direct look at it, because the intensity of its rays is thereby reduced.
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    • The bright lights dimmed, the piano's final note died down, and it was over.
    • As the star got larger and larger and almost unbearably bright, the light started to dim, fading away behind them.
    • When you come through the front door the lights have dimmed, the curtains closed and music is playing to welcome you home.

Phrasal verbs

dim out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (American English/inglés norteamericano)
ir* oscureciendo

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.