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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Lucir'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Lucir'
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09:59 CET+01:00
As we get into the Christmas spirit, our Spanish word of the day will be seen in every street and in lots of houses!

Luz means light, and its plural, luces, are definitely part of the process of making us feel Christmassy! This verb, lucir, comes from light.

Lucir means to shine, dress up in, show off or flaunt.

  • La actriz luce vestidos de un diseñador diferente en cada evento.

        The actress models dresses from a different designer at each event.


  • En España, incluso en invierno, luce un sol fantástico

       In Spain, even in winter, the sun shines brightly




  • Realmente se lució desde el primer momento.

       She made a great impression from the beginning.


Here are some other uses of luz/luces

  • A todas luces.

       Clearly, obviously or without a doubt.


  • Ver de luces.

      See clearly.


  • Siglo de la Luces.

       Age of Enlightenment.




Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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