Translation of rayo in English:

rayo

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  • 2 [Meteo] el rayo cayó muy cerca de la casa the (bolt of) lightning struck very close to the house ¡rayos y truenos! [arc o hum] great Scott! [dated or hum] como un rayo [familiar/colloquial] like greased lightning [colloquial/familiar] salió de casa como un rayo she shot out of the house like greased lightning o like a streak of lightning pasó como un rayo he zoomed o whizzed o flashed past echar rayos y centellas to fume [colloquial/familiar] ¡mal rayo te/le parta! [familiar/colloquial] damn you/him! [colloquial/familiar] que te/lo parta un rayo [familiar/colloquial], ellos se van y a mí que me parta un rayo they go off and to hell with me! [colloquial/familiar], they go off and don't give a damn about me! [colloquial/familiar] ¡que te parta un rayo! you can go to hell for all I care! [colloquial/familiar] saber/oler a rayos [familiar/colloquial] to taste/smell foul
  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] (persona viva, despierta) es un rayo he's razor-sharp, he's as sharp as a needle o (AmE) tack

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.