- 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 (AmE) o (BrE) 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 RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.