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Inglés americano: /flæʃ/
Inglés británico: /flaʃ/

Traducción de flash en español:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (of light)
    (from gun, explosion) fogonazo (masculine)
    a flash of lightning
    un relámpago
    the flash of her diamond ring
    el brillo or los destellos de su anillo de brillantes
    a flash in the pan
    flor (feminine) 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 in a flashit came to me in a flash
    de repente lo vi claro
    it was all over in a flash
    todo pasó en un momento or en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
    I'll be back/I was out in a flash
    vuelvo/salí volando
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.
    • 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.
    1.2 (burst) a flash of inspiration
    un ramalazo de inspiración
    a flash of hope a flash of understanding
    un fugaz momento de comprensión
    1.3 (Photography) with built-in flash
    con flash integral
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Pulling out her camera and attaching the flash, she climbs out of the car and moves past the barricade.
    • The phone also is equipped with a camera featuring an attachable flash.
    • He finds Gilbert, and they spot Keaton, who is using the flash on her digital camera as a flashlight.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (marking on horse)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • 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.
    3.2 (insignia) (British English) (Military)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • 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.
    • I ended up buying the kilt itself, a black leather sporran, some black hose, and black flashes.
    • He recognised the flashes on the uniform of the young soldier standing beside him. They indicated service in Cyprus.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (direct) they flashed a light in my face
    me enfocaron la cara con una luz
    me dieron con una luz en la cara
    he flashed his torch around the room (British English)
    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 somebody
    hacerle una señal con los faros a alguien
    the car behind was flashing me
    el coche de atrás me estaba haciendo señales con los faros
    to flash somebody a smile
    sonreírle a alguien
    she flashed him a look of contempt
    le lanzó una mirada de desprecio
    1.2 (communicate quickly)
    transmitir rápidamente
    a message was flashed on the television screen
    apareció un mensaje en pantalla
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Images of the shooting - videotaped by TV crews covering the march - were flashed around the world.
    • This news had earlier been flashed to the world via the BBC website.
    • However, the whole incident was flashed around to other bases, telling everyone to behave themselves.
  • 2 2.1 (show, display)
    enseñar (esp Spain)
    she loves flashing her money around
    le encanta ir por ahí exhibiendo su dinero or haciendo ostentación de su dinero
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Ralphie responded quickly as he flashed them his press card.
    • Just then another passenger rose from his seat and flashed a small plastic card at the warring parties.
    • Jonathan flashed his ID, and the guards motioned the car through.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • You should take their money if they are flashing it round.
    • They hate to see somebody flashing the money around like that.
    • He had a habit of flashing the wads of cash his benevolent son sent home to him.
    2.2 (expose onself to) [slang]a man flashed her in the park
    un hombre se le exhibió en el parque
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Believing a man had flashed at his girlfriend, he drove at him, jamming him against a wall.
    • A mother has warned other residents to be on their guard after a man flashed her 12-year-old daughter.
    • A bit later she was waving at me, and when I glanced over she flashed me again - and she'd taken her bra off!

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (emit sudden light)
    the lightning flashed
    hubo un relámpago
    her eyes flashed like fire
    los ojos le relampagueaban or centelleaban
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I looked up at the bright green neon sign flashing on and off, ‘Club Divine’ it read.
    • A sudden burst of bright green light flashed behind the tree.
    • The ship whisked into the night's sky, its bright lights flashing.
    1.2 (Cars)
    hacer una señal con los faros
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The driver was alerted to on-coming cars flashing their lights at him.
    • The police car flashed his lights briefly at a car that touched 90 or so, but that was about it.
    • The car behind me started flashing its lights, and turned on its siren.
    also: flashing present participle
    que se enciende y se apaga
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • ‘Jordan isn't going to make me miserable,’ Faith argued, her eyes flashing with anger.
    • ‘Get the hell away from me Corey - right now’ Hailey said, her eyes flashing with anger.
    • His eyes were flashing with anger, but they softened.
  • 2 (expose oneself) [slang]
    exhibirse en público
  • 3 (move fast) (+ adverb complement) 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 o past (train/car/person)
    pasar como una bala or un rayo or un bólido
    to flash by (time/vacation)
    pasar volando
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Eventually, I became aware that the streetlights were not flashing by as quickly as they had been.
    • The altimeter was counting down, the final couple of hundred feet flashing by too quickly.
    • The time flashed by so quickly for the rest of the trip.


  • 1 (before noun) 1.1 (sudden)
    1.2 (very rapid)
    flash-fry steak
    (bistec delgado para freír vuelta y vuelta)
  • 2 (ostentatious) (British English) [colloquial]
    fardón (Spain) [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They are big brash symbols of conspicuous consumption, a way for flash men and women with a lot of cash to flaunt their wealth.
    • Nicky Cole is a flash geezer from the South, but Yates is a flash geezer from the North.
    • It was a flash crowd, and soon our roofless concrete barn was packed with wet bodies, dancing under sheets of hard rain and the intermittent flashes of lightning.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It is simply the case that in this world of convenience, flash holidays and big cars, working the land has lost its appeal.
    • But the plan backfired when the driver couldn't get the flash car to start as they left the restaurant - leaving the couple at the mercy of the paparazzi.
    • This means that in a high-consumption society such as ours, when I buy a flash car or suit, I throw down the gauntlet to others to do likewise.

Verbos con partícula

flash back

verb + adverb
(Cinema, Literature)
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