la ráfaga
-the gust
See the entry for ráfaga.

ráfaga

ráfaga(
rrah
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fah
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gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (puff of wind)
a. gust
Una ráfaga de aire entró por la ventana y tumbó el vaso.A gust of wind entered through the window and knocked down the glass.
De pronto sentimos una ráfaga de viento frío que venía del sur.We suddenly felt a gust of cold wind coming from the south.
b. blast
Noté una ráfaga de aire frío en la nuca cuando se abrió la puerta.I felt a blast of cold air on the back of my neck when the door opened.
2. (blaze of light)
a. flash
Se vio una ráfaga de luz antes de la explosión.There was a flash of light before the blast.
3. (series of shots)
a. burst
Según dijeron vecinos, se escuchó una ráfaga de tiros.According to neighbors, a burst of gunfire had been heard.
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ráfaga
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de aire, viento)
a. gust
2. (de disparos)
a. burst
3. (de luces)
a. flash
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ráfaga
1 (Meteorología) gust
2 [de tiros] burst
3 [de intuición, luz] flash
[dar] ráfagas de luces a algo/algn le fieron varias ráfagas de luces al fugitivo le dieron ráfagas de luces a la nave que estaba a punto de despegar
4 (And) (S. Cone) (racha) run of luck
estar de o en (mala) ráfaga to have a spell o run of bad luck; be going through a bad patch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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