In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a bolt / flash of lightning — un relámpago
- a streak of lightning — un rayo
- he was struck by lightning — le cayó / lo alcanzó un rayo
- as quick as lightning — como un rayo
- before noun lightning conductor / rod — pararrayos
- Abruptly the storm was quiet for a moment until a bright flash of lightning revealed an enormous wave towering over the ship.
- Low, dark clouds boiled overhead and lightning flashed and thunder rolled down the mountainside.
- They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
- Sheet lightning is just fork lightning that happens within a cloud, or when lightning is partly hidden by clouds.
- They saw the flashes of lightning within the dark cloud looming ahead of them.
- It was pouring outside and thunder and lightning had accompanied the rain.
- A bright fork of lightning struck the clouds ahead, and the outburst of thunder was deafening.
- These clouds often bring thunder and lightning, and can also bring funnel clouds or even tornadoes.
- A flash of lightning cracked against the clouds, breaking them apart instantly.
- A summer shower, again, is accompanied by thunder and lightning, which makes it a rather dangerous customer.
- In fact the last hour on the course was played out to the accompaniment of claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, but it stayed dry.
- He ascended Mount Sinai, enveloped in clouds and thunder and lightning.
- Already the winds were starting to buffet him and lightning flashed throughout the clouds and stabbed the ground.
- So be armed with an umbrella at all times, to enjoy the sunny spell of weather or the occasional drizzle accompanied by thunder and lightning.
- Rain battered, lightning flashed and thunder rolled, but everyone nodded into a peaceful sleep after a while.
- At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.
- Thunder and lightning create some of the most spectacular natural displays to strike the summer skies.
- Another bright flash of lavender lightning etched the sky, and I shot from my seat at what I saw.
- The cameras could pick up flashes of lightning among the thunderheads.
- Up ahead were screaming clashes of thunder, and bright flashes of lightning.
1(attack/raid/strike) relámpagolightning visit — visita relámpago feminine
- with lightning speed — como un rayo
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