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 masculinemasculine 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 — se me ocurrió de repente
- 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
- Large flashes of light occasionally burst forth from the opening of a cave leading into the opposing mountain range.
- 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.
- At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.
- She turned when she heard the throng of girls scream and giggle and was almost blinded by camera flashes.
- 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.
- There was a sudden flash that lit up the entire sky, changing the night to day for an instant.
- As she was strolling down the final row, a sudden flash of bright light caught her attention.
- I saw the bright flash as it burst and another little cloud of smoke appeared.
- As the light of day slowly dimmed, the world was lit by the angry flashes of lightning which crackled across the sky.
- A flash of lightning lit her room followed by another thunderclap.
- Camera flashes went off as the scene was investigated, causing her to squint.
- Again lightning cracked, illuminating the room in a bright flash of light.
- A loud clap of thunder sounded overhead, followed immediately by a flash of lightning that lit up the entire night sky.
- The bright flashes of light flickered against Nick's hopeless face.
- A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.
- 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.
- Suddenly, a brilliant flash split the night sky in front of him.
- The landscape was dark, occasionally lit up with a flash of lightning.
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
1.3Photographyflash masculinewith built-in flash — con flash integral
- The settings of the camera and flashes were always identical, and thus all photographs received a standard light exposure.
- The phone also is equipped with a camera featuring an attachable flash.
- The flash is too close to the lens and it has been capturing orbs of light, dust or moisture in the air.
- 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.
- Pulling out her camera and attaching the flash, she climbs out of the car and moves past the barricade.
- 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.
2news flashavance informativo masculineflash masculine
3.1(marking on horse)mancha feminine
- Colours are orchestrated in dark tones, such as sable, olive and black accented with flashes of ultramarine.
- Soft pastels, worn underneath jackets or blazers, will be popular, along with cream, and teamed with flashes of bright colour.
- 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.
- This is a simply conceived space depending for drama on immense expanses of pale stone and flashes of brilliant colour.
- Fill another sprayer with undiluted stain of the same color and spray in patches and flashes immediately as the first layer is being sprayed.
- Shot in black and white with dramatic and significant flashes of colour it's three stories rolled into one.
- The latest handbags feature luxury looks and bejewelled gold chains with flashes of hot colours in materials like snakeskin.
- Soon Kyrithin spotted a bright flash of red material through the rubble and they both ran over.
- With their silvery outlines and flashes of colour, the drawings have a sublime grandeur.
- He recognised the flashes on the uniform of the young soldier standing beside him. They indicated service in Cyprus.
- 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.
- The battle dress jacket is brown with an open neck and shoulder flashes on each arm.
- I ended up buying the kilt itself, a black leather sporran, some black hose, and black flashes.
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/report/news) transmitir rápidamentea message was flashed on the television screen — apareció un mensaje en pantalla
3(show, display)(money/wallet/card) mostrar(wallet/card/money) enseñar Spainshe loves flashing her money around — le encanta ir por ahí exhibiendo su dinero / haciendo ostentación de su dinero
4slang(expose onself to)a man flashed her in the park — un hombre se le exhibió en el parque
1(emit sudden light)(light/star/metal/gem) destellar(gem/metal/star/light) brillarthe lightning flashed — hubo un relámpago
- her eyes flashed like fire — los ojos le relampagueaban / centelleaban
2Motor Vehicleshacer una señal con los faros
3flashing pres p(sign/light) intermitente(sign/light) que se enciende y se apaga(smile/eyes) brillante
4slang(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)(freezing/drying) rápidoflash-fry steak — bistec delgado para freír vuelta y vuelta
3Britishinformal(ostentatious)ostentosofardón Spain informal
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