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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weather)
a. lightning (uncountable)
Hubo muchos relámpagos anoche durante la tormenta.There was a lot of lightning last night during the storm.
b. flash of lightning
Un relámpago iluminó el cielo entero.A flash of lightning lit up the whole sky.
c. lightning bolt
Zeus lanzó un relámpago hacia la tierra.Zeus hurled a lightning bolt toward the earth.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (descarga)
a. flash of lightning
2. (destello)
a. flash
hubo muchos relámpagosthere was a lot of lightning
3. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pasar como un relámpagoto pass by as quick as lightning, to flash past
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(rayo) flash of lightning
vi un relámpago en el horizonte I saw a flash of lightning on the horizon; ayer hubo relámpagos there was lightning yesterday
como un relámpago as quick as lightning; in a flash
relámpago difuso sheet lightning
guerra relámpago blitzkrieg; visita relámpago lightning visit; viaje relámpago lightning trip
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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