“小雨”不是small rain,“大雨”也不是big rain!

“小雨”不是small rain,“大雨”也不是big rain!

万千天气,各种雨
泼盆大雨、滂沱大雨、细雨淅淅、毛毛细雨
由小至大,各种形态
说到“大小”,很多人一般都会使用small和big
然而在形容“雨”的大小方面
可不能说“big rain”、“small rain”

小雨的英文表达

常用表达是light rain,降水量小
light作形容词时,有“少量的、轻的”意思
例:
After a light spring rain,leaves began to sprout from trees.
下了一场小小的春雨后,树木开始长出新芽。

此外,下雨还有其它经典表达:
drizzle [ˈdrɪzl] v./ n.(下)毛毛细雨;绵绵细雨
例:
Clouds had come down and it was starting to drizzle.
云压了下来,开始下起了毛毛雨。

sprinkle [ˈsprɪŋkl] v./ n. (下)小雨
例:
It began to sprinkle in the afternoon.
下午就开始下起小雨了。

大雨的英文表达

英语中形容雨大用heavy"重",表示雨量很大
大雨可以说heavy rain,也可以说It rains heavily.
例:
Hundreds of flights have been canceled since the heavy rain began three days ago.
过去三天的大雨让很多航班被取消了。
另外
表达“下大雨”还有个常用的句子:
It's (really) coming down.

暴雨、倾盆大雨的英文表达

torrential rain 暴雨,瓢泼大雨
例:
Guangzhou was hit by torrential rain last night.
广州昨晚下起了暴雨。

downpour [ˈdaʊnpɔː(r)] 暴雨,倾盆大雨
例:
I got caught in a downpour, and now I'm soaking wet.
我赶上了一场暴雨,现在浑身都湿透了。

It's pouring.和downpour相似
例:
Lookout the window!It's pouring outside.
快看窗外,简直是倾盆大雨。

rain cats and dogs 俚语,现在外国人很少用了
例:
It's raining cats and dogs out there.
外面下起了大雨。

thundershower [ˈθʌndəˌʃaʊə] 雷阵雨,常伴随闪电雷鸣
例:
We were playing football when a thundershower occurred.
当雷阵雨来袭时,我们正在踢足球。
After the thundershower, we saw a rainbow in the sky.
雷阵雨过后,我们在天空中看到彩虹。