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Meaning and expression of heavy rain / Languages

It's raining cats and dogs!
Even frogs and fishes!
Expressions for heavy rain in many different languages

Afrikaans
Ou vrouens met knopkieries reen
it's raining old women with knobkerries (clubs)

Aromanian
Vearsã cu gãleata

Bulgarian
Вали като из ведро (Vali kato iz vedro)
it's raining like from a bucket

Catalan
Està plovent a bots i barrals
it's raining boats and casks

Chinese (Mandarin)

下傾盆大雨 [下倾盆大雨] (xìa qīngpén dàyǔ)
basin-bending big rain is falling

Croatian

Lije k'o iz kabla
it's raining like from a bucket

Czech
Padají trakaře
it's raining wheelbarrows

Danish
Det regner skomagerdrenge
it's raining shoemakers' apprenticies

Dutch
Het regent pijpestelen
it's raining pipe stems

English
It's raining cats and dogs / buckets / stair rods / pitchforks
It's a frog strangler, It's a frog-strangling-gully-washer, It's a frog-strangling downpour
it's pelting / chucking / pissing / tipping it down

Estonian
Sajab nagu oavarrest
it's raining like from a beanstalk

Finnish
Sataa kuin saavista kaataen
it's pouring like from a big bucket

French
Il pleut des grenouilles / des cordes / des hallebardes / des clous / à seaux / comme vache qui pisse
it's raining frogs / ropes / halberds / nails / buckets / like a pissing cow

Gaelic (Irish)
Tá sé ag caitheamh sceana gréasaí
it's throwing cobblers knives

German
Es regnet/gießt Schusterjungs / junge Hunde / in Strömen / wie aus Eimern/Kübeln
it's raining/pouring cobbler boys / young dogs / in streams / like out of buckets

German (Swiss)
Es schiffet wiä d'Sau!

Greek
Βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα (Brékhei kareklopódara)
it's raining chair legs

Haitian Creole
Chyen ap bwe nan nen
dogs are drinking in their noses

Hebrew
(yoréd mabúl) יורד מבול
a flood is coming down

Hindi
बारिश बहुत जोरसे हो रही है(Bāriś bahut ho rahi hai)

Hungarian
Úgy esik, mintha dézsából öntenék
it's raining as if it were poured from a tub

Icelandic
Það rignir eld og brennustein / Það er eins og hellt sé úr fötu
it's raining fire and brimstone

Italian
Piove a catinelle / Piove a dirotto / Piove che Dio la manda
it's raining like from basins / excessively / [as if] God sends it

Japanese
土砂降りである (doshaburi de aru)
earth and sand are falling

Kannada
ಹುಛುಛಗಿ ಪಲೆ ಬರ್ಥ ಎದೆ (huchuchagi male bartha ede)
it's raining like mad

Korean
비가 억수같이 쏟아진다
rain is pouring down like a torrential downpour

Macedonian
Паѓа дожд како од крбла (Pagja dožd kako od krbla)
it's raining like from a tub

Marathi
पाउस खुप जोरात पडतोय (Pāōse khup jorāt paḍtoy)

Polish
Leje zabami / jak z cebra'
it's raining frogs / like from a wooden bucket

Portuguese
Está chovendo a cântaros / canivetes / barba de sapo / Chove como Deus a dá
it's raining jugs / penknives / toads' beards / It rains like God gives it

Romanian
Varsă cu găleata Plouă cu găleata
it's raining / pouring buckets

Russian
Льёт как из ведра (Lijot kak iz vedra)
it's pouring like from a bucket

Serbian
Пада киша као из кабла (Pada kiša kao iz kabla)
it's raining like from a bucket

Slovak
Leje ako z krhly / Padajú traktory
It's flowing like from a watering can / Tractors are falling

Slovenian
Lije kot iz škafa
It is raining like pouring from the bucket

Spanish
Está lloviendo a cántaros / a cubos / a chuzos / a mares / a torrentes
it's raining jugs / buckets / pikes / seas / torrents
Estan lloviendo hasta maridos
It's even raining husbands

Swedish
Det spöregnar / ösregnar / Regnet står som spön i backen
it's raining like rods / ladles / the rain stands like rods in the hillside

Turkish
Sicim gibi yağmur yağıyor / Bardaktan boşanırcasına yağmur yağıyor
it's raining like long strings of rope / it is raining as if it's leaving the glass

Ukrainian
Ллє як із відра (Llje jak iz vidra)
it's pouring like from a bucket

Welsh
Mae hi'n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn cyllyll a ffyrc
it's raining old ladies and sticks / knives and forks

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Idioms for heavy rain in many languages