Translation of lightning in Spanish:

lightning

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • a bolt o flash of lightning un relámpago a streak of lightning un rayo he was struck by lightning le cayó or lo alcanzó un rayo (killed) cayó fulminado por un rayo as quick as lightning como un rayo like greased lightning como un relámpago, como una centella lightning never strikes twice (in the same place) tales cosas solo pasan una vez (before noun/delante del nombre) lightning conductor o rod pararrayos (masculine)
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    • They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
    • They saw the flashes of lightning within the dark cloud looming ahead of them.
    • Low, dark clouds boiled overhead and lightning flashed and thunder rolled down the mountainside.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.