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rain

noun [U]  /reɪn/ us  
drops of water that fall from clouds: It looks like rain (= as if rain is going to fall).
rainy
adjective  /ˈreɪ·ni/ us  
a rainy afternoon

rain

verb [I]  /reɪn/ us  
Rain can also mean to fall in a large amount: Debris from the explosion rained down.
Translations of “rain”
in Korean 비…
in Arabic مَطَر…
in French pluie…
in Turkish yağmur…
in Italian pioggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨, 雨水…
in Russian дождь…
in Polish deszcz…
in Spanish lluvia…
in Portuguese chuva…
in German der Regen…
in Catalan pluja…
in Japanese 雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨, 雨水…
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