In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of light)destello masculinomasculino fogonazoa flash of lightning — un relámpago
- the flash of her diamond ring — el brillo / los destellos de su anillo de brillantes
- a flash in the pan — flor de un día
- his success turned out to be a flash in the pan — su éxito resultó ser flor de un día
- (as) quick as a flash — como un rayo
- in a flash
- it came to me in a flash — de repente lo vi claro
- it was all over in a flash — todo pasó en un momento / en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
- I'll be back/I was out in a flash — vuelvo/salí volando
- At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.
- A flash of lightning lit her room followed by another thunderclap.
- Occasionally she fancied she could see a sudden bright flash that might be a laser cannon glinting off a rock.
- There was a sudden flash of white light and a jagged bolt came down from the night time sky.
- She turned when she heard the throng of girls scream and giggle and was almost blinded by camera flashes.
- A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.
- Again lightning cracked, illuminating the room in a bright flash of light.
- I saw the bright flash as it burst and another little cloud of smoke appeared.
- Many drivers, who did not know the road and could not see the camera, were shocked when they suddenly saw a flash in their rear view mirror - and realised they had been caught.
- The landscape was dark, occasionally lit up with a flash of lightning.
- A loud clap of thunder sounded overhead, followed immediately by a flash of lightning that lit up the entire night sky.
- Camera flashes went off as the scene was investigated, causing her to squint.
- The bright flashes of light flickered against Nick's hopeless face.
- As the light of day slowly dimmed, the world was lit by the angry flashes of lightning which crackled across the sky.
- There was a sudden flash that lit up the entire sky, changing the night to day for an instant.
- Suddenly, a brilliant flash split the night sky in front of him.
- As she was strolling down the final row, a sudden flash of bright light caught her attention.
- Large flashes of light occasionally burst forth from the opening of a cave leading into the opposing mountain range.
- Thunder growled, and I saw a brief flash of lightning far away.
- Camera flashes illuminate the speaker as she concludes her two-hour address to a thunderous standing ovation.
1.2(burst)a flash of inspiration — un ramalazo de inspiración
- a flash of hope — un rayo de esperanza
- a flash of understanding — un fugaz momento de comprensión
1.3Fotografíaflash masculinowith built-in flash — con flash integral
- He finds Gilbert, and they spot Keaton, who is using the flash on her digital camera as a flashlight.
- For some reason known only to him, he was photographing with the neon light inside the restaurant as the source, rather than his on-camera flash.
- If you are unable to completely turn the flash off on your camera you won't be able to achieve the look that you want.
- The phone also is equipped with a camera featuring an attachable flash.
- The settings of the camera and flashes were always identical, and thus all photographs received a standard light exposure.
- The flash is too close to the lens and it has been capturing orbs of light, dust or moisture in the air.
- Pulling out her camera and attaching the flash, she climbs out of the car and moves past the barricade.
2avance informativo masculinoflash masculino
3.1(marking on horse)mancha femenino
- Colours are orchestrated in dark tones, such as sable, olive and black accented with flashes of ultramarine.
- This is a simply conceived space depending for drama on immense expanses of pale stone and flashes of brilliant colour.
- Soft pastels, worn underneath jackets or blazers, will be popular, along with cream, and teamed with flashes of bright colour.
- Soon Kyrithin spotted a bright flash of red material through the rubble and they both ran over.
- The latest handbags feature luxury looks and bejewelled gold chains with flashes of hot colours in materials like snakeskin.
- With their silvery outlines and flashes of colour, the drawings have a sublime grandeur.
- Shot in black and white with dramatic and significant flashes of colour it's three stories rolled into one.
- The glints of orange fish scales and the gleam of a metallic beetle are some of the few flashes of colour in a predominantly monochromatic palette.
- The strategic placement of bold panels of colour allows unexpected flashes throughout the hair, dramatizing the movement and lines of each cut and style.
- Fill another sprayer with undiluted stain of the same color and spray in patches and flashes immediately as the first layer is being sprayed.
- He recognised the flashes on the uniform of the young soldier standing beside him. They indicated service in Cyprus.
- I ended up buying the kilt itself, a black leather sporran, some black hose, and black flashes.
- The battle dress jacket is brown with an open neck and shoulder flashes on each arm.
- Later on that year the cloth patch was replaced by a black flash and a solid gold metal Winged Dagger emblem on top of it.
1(direct)they flashed a light in my face — me enfocaron la cara con una luz
- he flashed his torch around the room — recorrió la habitación con la linterna
- he used his mirror to flash a signal/message to the ship — con el espejo le hizo una señal/mandó un mensaje al barco
- to flash one's headlights at sb — hacerle una señal con los faros a algn
- the car behind was flashing me — el coche de atrás me estaba haciendo señales con los faros
- to flash sb a smile — sonreírle a algn
- she flashed him a look of contempt — le lanzó una mirada de desprecio
2(communicate quickly)(communiqué/news/report) transmitir rápidamentea message was flashed on the television screen — apareció un mensaje en pantalla
3(show, display)(money/wallet/card) mostrar(wallet/money/card) enseñar Españashe loves flashing her money around — le encanta ir por ahí exhibiendo su dinero / haciendo ostentación de su dinero
4argot(expose onself to)a man flashed her in the park — un hombre se le exhibió en el parque
1(emit sudden light)(metal/light/gem/star) destellar(gem/star/metal/light) brillarthe lightning flashed — relampagueó
- her eyes flashed like fire — los ojos le relampagueaban / centelleaban
2Motor vehicleshacer una señal con los faros
3(sign/light) intermitente(sign/light) que se enciende y se apaga(smile/eyes) brillante
4argot(expose oneself)exhibirse en público
5(move fast)a message flashed across the screen — un mensaje apareció fugazmente en la pantalla
- it flashed through my mind that … — se me ocurrió de repente que …
- my life flashed before me — reviví toda mi vida en un instante
- to flash by / past — pasar como una bala / un rayo / un bólido
- to flash by — volar
2(very rapid)(drying/freezing) rápidoflash-fry steak — bistec delgado para freír vuelta y vuelta
3Britanicocoloquial(ostentatious)ostentosofardón España coloquial
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