Translation of lightning in Spanish:
- a bolt o flash of lightninga streak of lightningun relámpagohe was struck by lightningun rayole cayó or lo alcanzó un rayo(killed)as quick as lightning like greased lightningcayó fulminado por un rayolightning never strikes twice (in the same place)como un relámpagocomo una centella(before noun) lightning conductor o rodtales cosas solo pasan una vezExample sentences
- 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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