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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!

2 comments

  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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  2. It is real! We had an instant attraction to each other even as kids. We just really liked each other from the moment we met. Many years later, our first kiss gave both of us such a jolt of electricity that it was like an electric shock. It is as if your soul recognizes or remembers the other person's soul. It has always been so. This is your destiny. You were meant to be with them, and nothing else matters.

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