a bolt from the blue

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Euforia, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Euforia Senior Member

    Hi! Is there any way to say "a bolt from the blue"? Especially, I´m looking for a phrase which would have "nube" in it... Thanx!
  2. tirititran

    tirititran Senior Member

    Could be:

    Las nubes salieron de la nada y empezó a llover.
  3. Chez Senior Member

    English English
    A bolt from the blue means 'like lightning striking out of a clear blue sky' i.e. completely unexpected/unpredictable - there are NO clouds to suggest a storm is near. It is used metaphorically to mean a complete surprise. I don't know if there's a way to express this meaning in Spanish using the word 'nube'.
  4. Euforia Senior Member

    I know it´s a bit illogical the way I put it, but it´s about a translation of a poem that is a bit paradoxical.

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