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Translation of rayo in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 2 (Meteorología)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] 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
    ¡mal rayo te/le parta! [familiar]
    damn you/him!
    que te/lo parta un rayo [familiar], ellos se van y a mí que me parta un rayo
    they go off and to hell with me!
    they go off and don't give a damn about me!
    ¡que te parta un rayo!
    you can go to hell for all I care!
    saber/oler a rayos [familiar]
    to taste/smell foul
  • 3 [familiar] (persona viva, despierta) See examples: es un rayo
    he's razor-sharp
    he's as sharp as a needle o (inglés norteamericano) tack
Example sentences
  • La lluvia estuvo acompañada de granizo, rayos y truenos.
  • Estos emiten rayos gama a medida en que se desintegran en isótopos estables.
  • También en Hungría los acontecimientos se sucedieron a la velocidad del rayo.

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