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rain
British English: /reɪn/
American English: /reɪn/

Translation of rain in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (Meteorology) the rain was falling o coming down
    pioveva o scendeva la pioggia
    the rain started, stopped
    cominciò a, smise di piovere
    a light rain
    una pioggerella o una pioggia fine
    a heavy rain
    una pioggia battente
    steady, driving rain
    pioggia regolare, persistente
    in the rain come in out of the rain!
    entra, non restare sotto la pioggia!
    it looks like rain
    before n (hood)
    per la pioggia

also: rains plural noun

impersonal verb

(Meteorology)
  • it's raining
    sta piovendo
    it rained all night, all summer
    piovve tutta la notte, tutta l'estate
    it was raining hard
    pioveva forte

intransitive verb

  • (blows, bullets, ash, insults)
    piovere on (onto su)

transitive verb

  • to rain blows on somebody
    (person)
    tempestare qualcuno di colpi
    to rain questions on somebody
    subissare qualcuno di domande
    to rain compliments on somebody
    riempire qualcuno di complimenti
    to rain gifts on somebody
    coprire qualcuno di regali

Idioms

come rain or shine

col bello e col cattivo tempo

to be (as) right as rain

(British English)
(person)
stare benissimo
(object)
essere in perfetto stato

it never rains but it pours

le disgrazie non vengono mai sole

it's raining cats and dogs

piove a catinelle

Phrasal verbs

rain off

(British English) to be rained off
(cancelled) essere rinviato per la pioggia
(stopped) essere sospeso a causa della pioggia

rain out

(American English) rain off

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