Friday, 19 October 2012


Today's WOTD is: "lluvia" = rain

In Spanish, “lluvia” is a feminine noun of Latin origin which means rain.

The Spanish describing word/ adjective “lluvioso”/ “lluviosa” may be used to describe weather, a day, a season, a country, etc. as being rainy/ wet.

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "lluvia"/ “lluvioso”/ “lluviosa are:
  • Día de lluvia (a rainy/ wet day);
  • Día lluvioso (a rainy/ wet day);
  • Lluvia ácida (acid rain);
  • Lluvia de estrellas (star/ meteor shower);
  • Lluvia fina (drizzle);
  • Lluvia menuda (drizzle);
  • Lluvia radiactiva (nuclear fallout);
  • Lluvia radioactiva (nuclear fallout);

Some examples of the use of the word "lluvia" are:
  • Hoy tenemos un día de mucha lluvia (today we have a very rainy day);
  • Ayer fue un día muy lluvioso (yesterday was a very rainy day);
  • La contaminación atmosférica puede ser la causa de la lluvia ácida (air pollution may be the cause of acid rain);
  • Por la noche en agosto se observan espectaculares lluvias de estrellas (at night in August you can often see spectacular meteor showers);
  • Caía una lluvia fina (it was drizzling);
  • Caía una lluvia menuda (it was drizzling);
  • La lluvia radiactiva del desastre Chernobil (Chernobyl's nuclear disaster fall out);
  • La lluvia radioactiva del desastre Chernobil (Chernobyl's nuclear disaster fall out); loves the word "lluvia" in the YouTube clip: Gotas de lluvia-Alberto Barras

For more on the word "lluvia", visit: Lluvia

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “lluvia” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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