French translation of 'shine'
1. (= sheen) (on hair, silver, shoes, floor, fabric) brillant m
2. (= action)
to give sth a shine [shoes, floor, silver] faire briller qch
to take a shine to sb (informal) se prendre tout de suite d’amitié pour qn
intransitive verbWord forms: past tense, past participle shone
1. [sun, light] briller
The sun was shining. Le soleil brillait.
2. [eyes, hair, shoes, metal] briller
3. (= excel) être brillant(e)
to shine at sth être excellent(e) en qch
transitive verbWord forms: past tense, past participle shone
1. (= polish) [shoes, furniture, silver] faire briller
to shine a torch s’éclairer avec une lampe électrique
The man walked slowly towards her, shining the flashlight. L’homme s’avançait lentement vers elle, s’éclairant avec une lampe électrique.
to shine a light on sth braquer une lampe sur qch
to shine a torch in sb’s eyes éblouir qn avec une lampe
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Example Sentences Including 'shine'
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From one bank to the other, come rain or shine.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
So where do they choose to shine their torch?The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
The grey hairs were shining and the lines around the eyes were caught by some cruel lenses.Kevin Keegan - Black and White (1993)
Do this until the shine comes back to the surface.The Sun (2014)
Essential viewing come rain or shine.The Sun (2011)
Having to replace the boiler has taken the shine off buying our first home, but it is a major part of a house.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It also means the stars shine more clearly and brightly.The Sun (2010)
Scrub the garden furniture and leave it in position, come rain or come shine.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The dance lacked lustre and shine.The Sun (2010)
The doctor shines a torch inside it.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The sun and moon shine on the hidden part of your chart.The Sun (2014)
They'll do their job come rain or shine.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When the sun shines through the great rose window the radiance seems to burn your eyes.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Your confidence is through the roof but what shines brightest is your sunny personality.The Sun (2015)
His topflight quality shone at the back.The Sun (2010)
She has said that she chose the arts as a career because she knew she wouldn't shine academically.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The promise of the new world these pursuits would bring takes the shine off once prized activities, relationships and pursuits.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Their messages hopefully shine some light on the shadowy face of death.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Hair will shine more if cleansed really well.The Sun (2007)
The light will shine brighter and it will make pretty patterns on the tent walls too.The Sun (2014)
The moon shines on your personality chart and there is something about you that intrigues people.The Sun (2008)
Throughout it all the quality always shines through the weirdness.The Sun (2006)
Let him indeed shine a light on the grubby dealings between lobbyists and politicians.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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'shine' in Other Languages
British English: shine /ʃaɪn/ VERB
When the sun or a light shines, it gives out bright light.
It is warm and the sun is shining.
- American English: shine
- Arabic: يَلْمَعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: brilhar
- Chinese: 闪亮
- Croatian: svijetliti
- Czech: zářit
- Danish: skinne
- Dutch: schijnen
- European Spanish: relucir
- Finnish: kiiltää
- French: briller
- German: leuchten
- Greek: λάμπω
- Italian: splendere
- Japanese: 光る
- Korean: 빛나다
- Norwegian: skinne
- Polish: zaświecić
- European Portuguese: brilhar
- Romanian: a străluci
- Russian: светить
- Spanish: relucir
- Swedish: skina
- Thai: ทำให้ส่องแสง
- Turkish: parlamak
- Ukrainian: сяяти
- Vietnamese: chiếu sáng
British English: shine NOUN
Something that has a shine is bright and clear because it is reflecting light.
This gel gives a beautiful shine to the hair.
Translation of shine from the Collins English to French Dictionary