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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 Arabic مَطَر…
in Korean 비…
in Malaysian hujan, hujan lebat…
in French pluie…
in Turkish yağmur…
in Italian pioggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨, 雨水…
in Russian дождь…
in Polish deszcz…
in Vietnamese cơn mưa, như cơn mưa…
in Spanish lluvia…
in Portuguese chuva…
in Thai ฝน, สิ่งที่ตกลงมาเหมือนฝนเท…
in German der Regen…
in Catalan pluja…
in Japanese 雨…
in Indonesian hujan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨, 雨水…
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