- to rain parece que va a llover it looks as though it's going to rain, it looks like rain se puso or (AmL) se largó a llover it started o began to rain nos llovió todo el fin de semana [familiar/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 (BrE) bucketing down mandar a algn a ver si llueve (AmL) [humorous/humorístico] to send sb on a fool's errand nunca llueve a gusto de todos you can't please everybody oír
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.