Translation of brainwave in Spanish:
- [colloquial/familiar] idea (feminine) genial or brillante, lamparazo (masculine) (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar] I had a brainwave tuve una idea genial or brillante, tuve un lamparazo (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar], se me prendió el foco (Mexico/México) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) la lamparita or (Chile) la ampolleta [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- I was fingering my car keys, wondering if my perverse appetite would last all the way to Tesco's and back, when I had a sudden brainwave.
- Anyway, as she went on and got more and more into it, I had a sudden brainwave.
- Those words hit Rick like stones, a brainwave and an idea quickly ensued.
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