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Translation of rayo in English:

masculine noun

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