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rain

noun
 
 
/reɪn/
A1 [U] water that falls from the sky in small drops: heavy rain It looks like rain (= as if it will rain).Rain
the rains [plural] in tropical countries, the time of year when there is a lot of rain: They were waiting for the rains to come. →  See also acid rain Rain
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…
(Definition of rain noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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