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power flash

French translation: éclair

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16:43 Feb 3, 2009
English to French translations [PRO]
Science - Meteorology / storm
English term or phrase: power flash
Hi everyone,

would you translate the term "power flash" by "éclair"? I don't know if there's a more specific term...

Thanks in advance.
blan
Local time: 03:39
French translation:éclair
Explanation:
A power flash is a flash that occurs during a tornado (see wikipedia link). I can't find an accurate translation, it seems it's simply calles "éclair" in French, but maybe it's because we don't get much tornadoes here ! I just found articles written by storm spotters from Québec, they say power flashes while the rest is in French, maybe there's no translation, but it's true they mix french and english a lot there...
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xxxelodienelson
France
Local time: 03:39
Grading comment
Thanks, you confirm my first idea: "éclair" is the right word.
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éclair


Explanation:
A power flash is a flash that occurs during a tornado (see wikipedia link). I can't find an accurate translation, it seems it's simply calles "éclair" in French, but maybe it's because we don't get much tornadoes here ! I just found articles written by storm spotters from Québec, they say power flashes while the rest is in French, maybe there's no translation, but it's true they mix french and english a lot there...


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_flash
xxxelodienelson
France
Local time: 03:39
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks, you confirm my first idea: "éclair" is the right word.
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