water falling in separate drops from the clouds
(of rain) fall; (cause to) fall like rain
"a rain of bullets"
"a pelting of insults"
"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
Swoll'n with..late descending rains.
出自： T. Gray
One rains he died.
出自： B. M. Croker
The summer rains didn't come.
出自： C. McCullough
We must put the chairs on the verandah, otherwise they will be rained on.
出自： I. Murdoch
It never rains but it pours.
暴风雨过去很长一段时间后,积在房顶上的雨水仍一个劲儿地从房顶上流下来。 rain down sth
The old woman rained down curses on our heads.
Two cricket matches were rained off this weekend, and would have to be played next week.
I lay still as the blows continued to rain on my head.
Misfortunes have rained heavily upon the old man.
Take care not to let these goods be rained on.
当心别让这些货物淋到雨。 rain sth on〔upon〕 sb/sth
The crowd rained kisses on the popular actor.
The smokestacks rained black soot on the city.
Angrily, he rained blows on the door, but no one came.
They rained bombs and rockets on the enemy gun emplacements.
Shells were rained on them, but no one thought of his own danger.
误 The farmers want the rain.
正 The farmers want rain.
误 We've had many rain this year.
正 We've had much rain this year.
误 He was caught in rain.
正 He was caught in the rain.
析 “在雨中”英语是in the rain,需要用定冠词the。
误 There was a small rain last night.
正 There was a light rain last night.
析 “一场小雨”,英文用a light rain,不用small。
误 A big rain washed away much rich soil.
正 A heavy rain washed away much rich soil.
析 表示“大雨”通常应该说heavy rain,而不说big rain或great rain。
误 Continuous rain overflowed the banks.
正 Continuous rains overflowed the banks.
误 They played football under the rain.
正 They played football in the rain.
析 “冒着雨”应该说 in the rain,而不能说 under the rain。
误 It rained at five o'clock.
正 It began to rain at five o'clock.
误 If it isn't rain tomorrow, we'll go to the zoo.
正 If it doesn't rain tomorrow, we'll go to the zoo.