llover a cántaros
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llover a cántaros(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (weather)
a. to pour
En esta región casi nunca llueve, pero, cuando llueve, llueve a cántaros.It hardly ever rains in this region, but when it does, it pours.
b. to pour down
Aquí llueve a cántaros. - Pues aquí hace mucho sol.It's pouring down here. - Well, here it's really sunny.
c. to pour with rain
Está lloviendo a cántaros, y el agua se está acumulando en el patio porque el desagüe no funciona.It's pouring with rain, and water is accumulating in the patio because the drain doesn't work.
d. to rain cats and dogs
Estuvo lloviendo a cántaros todo el fin de semana.It was raining cats and dogs all weekend.
e. to bucket down (United Kingdom)
Ahora no podemos salir, está lloviendo a cántaros.We can't go out now. It's bucketing down.
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