está lloviendo a cántaros

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "it's raining by the jugful."
está lloviendo a cántaros
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (idiom) (it's raining a lot)
a. it's pouring
¿Cómo está el tiempo en Guadalajara? - Aquí está lloviendo a cántaros.What's the weather like in Guadalajara? - It's pouring here.
b. it's raining cats and dogs (idiom)
Creo que será mejor que nos quedemos en casa sentados junto al fuego. Está lloviendo a cántaros ahí fuera.I think we'd better stay in and sit by the fire. It's raining cats and dogs out there.
c. it's raining hard
No salgas sin paraguas. Está lloviendo a cántaros.Don't go out without an umbrella. It's raining hard.
d. it's pouring with rain (idiom) (United Kingdom)
¿Qué tiempo hace en Glasgow? - Está lloviendo a cántaros, como siempre.How's the weather in Glasgow? - It's pouring with rain as usual.
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