Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by FlyingBird, Sep 22, 2013.
İt give same translation in dictionaries but i would know what is difference?
They ususally mean the same thing: lightning
However, technically, şimşek is the electrical jump from one cloud to another, while yıldırım is the lightning that reaches the ground. Therefore, when the lightning strikes a tree, we say yıldırım düştü/çarptı -- ( not *şimşek düştü)
Separate names with a comma.