There are 4 translations of light in Spanish:

light1

Pronunciation: /laɪt/

n

  • 1 u luz (f) a ray of light un rayo de luz light and shade luz y sombra [Art] claroscuro (m) artificial/natural light luz artificial/natural by the light of the moon/a candle a la luz de la luna/una vela you shouldn't read in this light no deberías leer con esta luz hold it up to the light ponlo al trasluz or a contraluz you're standing in my light me tapas or me quitas la luz, me haces sombra bring it into the light tráelo a la luz while the light lasts mientras haya luz in o by the cold light of day it didn't seem such a good idea al pensarlo mejor or en frío, no parecía tan buena idea at first light al clarear (el día), con las primeras luces let there be light [Bib] hágase la luz (to be) the light of sb's life (ser*) la niña de los ojos de algn to bring sth to light sacar* algo a la luz to come to light salir* a la luz to hide one's light under a bushel ser* modesto to see the light abrir* los ojos, comprender las cosas [Relig] ver* la luz to see (the) light at the end of the tunnel vislumbrar el fin de sus ( or mis etc) problemas, ir* saliendo del túnel to see the light (of day) ver* la luz (del día) he first saw the light of day in April, 1769 nació or vino al mundo en el mes de abril de 1769 to throw o cast o shed light on sth arrojar luz sobre algo (before n) light meter fotómetro (m) light waves ondas (fpl) luminosas
  • 2 c 2.1 (source of light) luz (f); (lamp) lámpara (f) to turn the light off apagar* la luz to turn the light on encender* or (AmL tb) prender or (Esp tb) dar* la luz shine the light over here enfoca or alumbra aquí lights out! ¡apaguen las luces! lights! [Cin] [Theat] ¡luces! she wanted to see her name in lights quería ver su nombre en las marquesinas or en letras de neón the bright lights of the big city las luces de la gran ciudad landing/navigation lights luces (fpl) de aterrizaje/navegación warning light señal (f) luminosa to go out like a light [colloquial/familiar] (become unconscious) caer(se)* redondo (fall asleep) dormirse* como un tronco, caer* como piedra (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (before n) light switch interruptor (m) 2.2 (of car, bicycle) luz (f) dip your lights pon las cortas or (Chi) las bajas brake lights luces de frenado 2.3
    (traffic light)
    semáforo (m) don't shoot/jump the lights no te saltes el semáforo, no te comas la luz roja [familiar/colloquial] the lights were against us nos tocaron los semáforos en contra or en rojo
    2.4 (in lighthouse) faro (m)
  • 3 3.1 (aspect) (no pl) to see sth/sb in a good/bad light ver* algo/a algn con buenos/malos ojos I suddenly saw her in a new light de pronto la vi con otros ojos seen in this light visto así this puts matters in a new light, this sheds a new light on matters esto cambia la perspectiva or el panorama it didn't show him in a very good/flattering light no daba una imagen demasiado buena/favorable de él 3.2in the light of o (AmE also) in light of (as prep) a la luz de, en vista de
  • 4 c (for igniting) have you got a light? ¿tienes fuego? to put a o set light to sth prender fuego a algo to strike a light encender* un fósforo or (Esp) una cerilla or (AmC, Méx tb) un cerillo
  • 5
    (lights pl)
    5.1 (windows) [Archit] (sometimes sing) luces (fpl) 5.2 [Culin] pulmón (m) 5.3 (beliefs) [dated] by/according to sb's lights a/según su ( or mi etc) entender
  • 6 6.1 u (low-calorie beer) (AmE) cerveza (f) light or de bajo contenido calórico 6.2 c (cigarette) cigarrillo (m) light or de bajo contenido en alquitrán 6.3 u (light ale) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], cerveza (f) rubia

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fpl
blinders (US), blinkers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 4 translations of light in Spanish:

light2

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (not heavy) [load/fabric] ligero, liviano (esp AmL) ; [voice] suave it's lighter than the other one pesa menos que el otro, es más ligero or (esp AmL) liviano que el otro the film was light on laughs la película tenía poco de divertida with a light tone en tono desenfadado with a light heart tranquilo [Culin] [meal/breakfast] ligero, liviano (esp AmL) ; [pastry/cake] ligero, liviano (esp AmL) ; [cola/beer] (AmE) light (adj inv); [menu] de bajo contenido calórico light ale cerveza (f) rubia [Mil] [cavalry/infantry/artillery] ligero 1.2 [Meteo] [breeze/wind] suave light rain llovizna (f) a light covering of snow una fina capa de nieve (sparse) traffic is light at this time a esta hora hay poco tráfico trading was light [Fin] hubo poca actividad en la Bolsa the losses were fairly light las pérdidas fueron de poca consideración or de poca monta (not strenuous) [work/duties] ligero, liviano (esp AmL) (not severe) [sentence] leve 1.3 (not serious) [music/comedy/reading] ligero a program of light entertainment un programa de variedades to make light of sth quitarle or restarle importancia a algo
  • 2 2.1 (pale) [green/brown] claro 2.2 (bright) it gets light very early these days ahora amanece or aclara muy temprano it's already light ya es de día, ya está claro white paint makes a room look lighter la pintura blanca le da más luz a una habitación

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 4 translations of light in Spanish:

light3

adv

  • to travel light viajar con el mínimo de equipaje

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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 4 translations of light in Spanish:

light4

vt (past & past p lighted or , lit)

  • 2
    (past & past p lit)
    (illuminate) [room/scene] iluminar a dimly/brightly lit street una calle poco/muy iluminada she lit the way for him with a flashlight le alumbró el camino con una linterna

vi (past & past p lighted or , lit)

Phrasal verbs

light into

(past & past p lit v + prep + o)
(AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] arremeter contra

light on

(past & past p lit v + prep + o)
[colloquial/familiar] dar* con

light out

(past & past p lit v + adv)
(AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] largarse* [familiar/colloquial], mandarse a cambiar (Andes) or (RPl) a mudar [familiar/colloquial]

light up

(past & past p lit)
v + adv 1.1 [eyes/face] iluminarse his face lit up se le iluminó la cara 1.2 (smoke) he settled back in his chair and lit up se arrellanó en el sillón y encendió or prendió un cigarrillo ( or su pipa etc) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [face] iluminar 2.2 (illuminate) iluminar the streets were all lit up las calles estaban todas iluminadas 2.3 [cigar/pipe] encender*, prender

light upon

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.