llover
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An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
1. (weather)
a. to rain
Si llueve, vamos a tener que comprar un paraguas.If it rains, we're going to have to buy an umbrella.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to receive a great amount)
a. to rain down on (figurative)
Me llovieron todo tipo de problemas.All sorts of problems rained down on me.
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llover
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
1. (general)
a. to rain
está lloviendoit's raining
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
está lloviendo a cántaros o a maresit's pouring it's bucketing down
nunca llueve a gusto de todosyou can't please everyone
llueve sobre mojadoit's just one thing after another
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
él, como quien oye lloverhe wasn't paying a blind bit of attention
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ha llovido mucho desde entoncesa lot of water has passed o gone under the bridge since then
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
le llueven las ofertasoffers are raining down on him
le llovieron las felicitacioneseveryone rushed to congratulate her
el trabajo me cayó o llegó como llovido del cielothe job fell into my lap
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llover
intransitive verb
1 (Meteorología) to rain
está lloviendo it is raining
llover a cántaros to rain cats and dogs; pour (down)
como llovido del cielo
llegar o venir (como) llovido del cielo (inesperado) to come (totally) out of the blue; (muy oportuno) to be a godsend; come just at the right time
ser una cosa llovida del cielo
llover a mares to rain cats and dogs; pour (down)
está llovido en la milpita (México) we're having a run of bad luck; we're going through a bad patch
llover sobre mojado
luego llovió sobre mojado then on top of all that something else happened
llover sobre mojado
ya ha llovido desde entonces
ha llovido mucho desde entonces
a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then
nunca llueve a gusto de todos you can't please everybody
¡cómo ahora llueve pepinos o uvas! (And) rubbish!
siempre que llueve escampa (Caribe) every cloud has a silver lining
llueva o truene rain or shine; come what may
2
lloverle algo a algn
le llovieron regalos encima he was showered with gifts
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