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Translation of llover in English:

verbo impersonal

  • parece que va a llover
    it looks as though it's going to rain
    it looks like rain
    se puso or (Latin America) se largó a llover
    it started o began to rain
    nos llovió todo el fin de semana [colloquial]
    it rained all weekend
    we had rain all weekend
    ayer llovió con ganas
    it poured (with rain) yesterday
    ha llovido mucho desde entonces
    a lot of water has flowed o passed under the bridge since then
    llover sobre mojado, a este pobre país le llueve sobre mojado
    it's just one disaster after another in this wretched country
    decirnos que ha gastado el dinero es llover sobre mojado
    telling us he's spent the money only makes matters worse o is really adding insult to injury
    llueva o truene
    come rain or shine
    no matter what
    llueve/llovía a cántaros or chuzos or mares
    it's/it was raining cats and dogs
    it's/it was pouring o (British English) bucketing down
    mandar a alguien a ver si llueve (Latin America) [humorous]
    to send somebody on a fool's errand
    nunca llueve a gusto de todos
    you can't please everybody

verbo intransitivo

  • las desgracias llovieron sobre nosotros
    misfortunes rained down on us
    (+ me/te/le etc) le llovieron golpes
    blows rained down on him
    le llovieron piropos/regalos
    she was showered with compliments/gifts
    le han llovido las ofertas de trabajo
    she's been deluged o inundated with offers of work
Example sentences
  • El bosque nublado se define porque la mayor parte de año llueve.
  • Luego comenzaron a llover granadas propulsadas por cohetes y misiles.
  • Por eso cuando llueve las aguas penetran fácilmente en los salones.
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