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    светить/светиться

    She glows/sparkles/shines from happinees (which is the correct English word) -> Она светится /светит/блестит от радости!
    The sun shines -> Сольнце светит
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    She shines with happiness - Она сияет от счастья. Солнце светит is good, just don't put any undue 'ь's in there.
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    Она светится.
    Блестит на солнце снег.
    Лампа светит.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    Светиться = glow (radiate light and make yourself brighter)
    Светить = shine (radiate light all around and make everything else brighter)

    This pretty much corresponds with the idea of reflexive verbs, which treats the "-ся" as the "self-directioning" modifier. That is, светиться = to radiate light (shine) onto itself (to glow).
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