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    Whether discriptions

    Hello Everyone,

    A rare thunder storm hit Beijing a moment ago, which was reported by I am wondering whether I can tranlate the headline this way?

    A rare heavy shower along with thunder and light hit Beijing,causing daytime as dark as night.



    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: Whether discriptions

    The amount of rain in a thunder storm is far more than a 'heavy shower".
    If you don't want to use 'thunder storm', then options are 'torrential rain", 'downpour', and 'cloudburst'

    A rare cloudburst along with thunder and lightning struck Beijing,

    causing daytime as dark as night.: with sky black as night.
    or possibly
    'turning day into night.'

    Note: you will notice that there is no article before 'sky'. I could also have written 'the sky'.


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