Spanish translation of 'lightning'
(= flash) relámpago m
(= stroke) rayo m
a flash of lightning un relámpago
where the lightning struck donde cayó el rayo
▪ idiom: as quick as lightning, like (greased) lightning (informal) como un rayo
▪ proverb: lightning never strikes twice in the same place desgracias así no suelen repetirse
See lightning attack
See lightning bug
See lightning strike
See lightning visit
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Example Sentences Including 'lightning'
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Lightning flashes in the distance brought some comfort.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
There was a sudden flash of lightning that gave the face blazing eyes.The Other Side of Me (2006 (2005))
Instead, churches tried to ward off thunderstorms and lightning by ringing their bells.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is usually a lightning visit to a takeaway and back to the newsroom at top speed.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Lightning flashed as the big jet lumbered down the runway.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The incident may have been caused by a positive lightning strike.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The rain was swishing down and lightning rent the sky.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There is enough energy in a lightning bolt to power about a billion homes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There was thunder and lightning and it was freezing cold.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is a good example of how being indoors is not a foolproof way to be safe from lightning strikes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
With thunderstorms come lightning strikes, and this summer has seen a number of incidents.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There was thunder too and lightning and in places rain.Bomber (2006 (1970))
But then a lightning bolt struck me and that lightning bolt was Sophie.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was like a bolt of lightning.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
A FAMILY has been left homeless after a freak lightning strike ripped through their property.The Sun (2016)
An inquest was held at lightning speed with no evidence.The Sun (2016)
It was so full of thunder and lightning.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Lightning raids in class are entirely justified.The Sun (2014)
People stopped replacing gadgets at lightning speed.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
So we heartily applaud the new lightning raids Ofsted is planning on schools plagued by disruptive pupils.The Sun (2013)
The Met Office also warned that lightning strikes could lead to power disruptions.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The line of beads followed the line of the original lightning bolt.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The new phones will appear lightning fast and take better snaps.The Sun (2016)
The pitch itself had good pace and the outfield was lightning fast.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They will appear lightning fast and take better snaps.The Sun (2015)
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'lightning' in Other Languages
British English: lightning /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/ NOUN
Lightning is the bright flashes of light in the sky that you see during a thunderstorm.
One man died when he was struck by lightning.
- American English: lightning
- Arabic: بَرْقٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: relâmpago
- Chinese: 闪电
- Croatian: munja
- Czech: blesk počasí
- Danish: lyn
- Dutch: bliksem
- European Spanish: relámpago
- Finnish: salama
- French: éclair orage
- German: Blitz
- Greek: αστραπή
- Italian: fulmine
- Japanese: 雷
- Korean: 번개
- Norwegian: lyn
- Polish: błyskawica
- European Portuguese: relâmpago
- Romanian: fulger
- Russian: молния
- Spanish: relámpago
- Swedish: blixt
- Thai: สายฟ้าแลบ
- Turkish: şimşek
- Ukrainian: блискавка
- Vietnamese: chớp sấm
British English: lightning ADJECTIVE
Lightning describes things that happen very quickly or last for only a short time.
Driving today demands lightning reflexes.
Translation of lightning from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary