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Colpo di fulmine: Love at first sight!


Colpo di fulmine: Love at first sight

We know it's not Valentine's Day...but we wanted to talk a quick minute about this fun Italian phrase:
Colpo di Fulmine



Colpo di fulmine means love at first sight! But it literally means a lightning strike. So it's like you were struck by love! It's as if love struck you unexpectedly and even as powerfully as a lightning bolt would.

I think this quote explains it perfectly:

“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.”



― J.M. Darhower, Sempre



Now you have a new Italian term to add to your repertoire: colpo di fulmine!

Have you every experienced a "colpo di fulmine"? Tell us about it in a comment!

1 comment

  1. It's very real. It happened to me nearly two years ago (with an Italian-American woman no less). You will never be the same. The most amazing moment in my life, without a doubt.

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