Sunday, 15 July 2012

Trueno



Today's WOTD is: "truenothunderclap/ clap of thunder

In Spanish, the noun "truenois a masculine noun of Latin origin which means thunderclap/ clap of thunder. The plural form “truenos” may also be used to refer to thunder.

A related Spanish action word/ verb is “tronar”, which means to thunder.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "trueno" or “tronar are:
  • Abrir la caja de los truenos (to open Pandora's box);
  • Destapar la caja de los truenos (to open Pandora's box);
  • Escapar del trueno y dar en el relámpago (to jump from the frying pan into the fire);
  • Salir tronando de algún lugar (to leave a place seething/ fuming);


Some examples of the use of the word "trueno" or “tronar” are:
  • Hacer eso significaría abrir la caja de los truenos (doing that would mean opening Pandora's box);
  • Hacer eso significaría destapar la caja de los truenos (doing that would mean opening Pandora's box);
  • Escapamos del trueno y dimos en el relámpago (we jumped from the frying pan and into the fire);
  • Pedro salió tronando de la reunión (Pedro left the meeting fuming);


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "truenoin the YouTube clip: RAYOS Y TRUENOS

For more on the word "trueno", visit: Wordreference.com/ Trueno

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “trueno” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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