[future, prospect] brillant (e)
→ Both had successful careers and the future looked bright.
→ He has a bright future ahead of him.
→ There are much brighter prospects for a settlement than before.
[room, weather] clair (e)
→ a bright October day
→ The bedroom faced south and was bright and cheerful.
(=clever) intelligent (e) , doué (e)
→ I was convinced that he was brighter than average.
→ They were the brightest girls in the school.
He's not very bright. Il n'est pas très intelligent.
[idea] lumineux (-euse)
→ There are lots of books crammed with bright ideas.
[colour, light] vif (vive)
a bright colour une couleur vive
bright blue bleu vif
a bright blue car une voiture bleu vif
→ a bright red dress
(=colourful) (one colour)
de couleur vive , (several colours)
aux couleurs vives
→ the bright uniforms of the guards at Buckingham Palace
(=happy) joyeux (-euse) → He was bright and cheerful. → "May I help you?" said a bright American voice. to look on the bright side regarder le bon côté des choses
npl lumières fpl
→ The bright lights of Hollywood beckon many.
bright spark *
n petit (e) futé (e) * m/f
→ `Why not give out one of the cybercafe's e-mail addresses?' suggested one bright spark ...
→ Some bright spark turned the heating off last night!