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Translation of llover in English:

verbo impersonal/impersonal verb

  • to rain parece que va a llover it looks as though it's going to rain, it looks like rain se puso or (América Latina/Latin America) se largó a llover it started o/or 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/or 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/or 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/or (inglés británico/British English) bucketing down mandar a algn a ver si llueve (América Latina/Latin America) [humorístico/humorous] to send sb on a fool's errand nunca llueve a gusto de todos you can't please everybody oír

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 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/or inundated with offers of work

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (lloverse)

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