|Kanji in this term|
|ふ > ぶ|
Compound of 土砂 (dosha, “soil and sand”) + 降り (furi, “falling”, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “continuative or stem form”) of verb 降る furu, “to fall”, such as rain or other precipitation). The furi changes to buri as an instance of rendaku (連濁).
The dosha portion is sometimes spelled in hiragana, as どしゃ降り. Unlike the synonyms, doshaburi is only used in reference to rain, and is not used to describe snowfall.
- 本降り (honburi): a real rainfall (also describes snowfall)
- 大降り (ōburi): a big rainfall (also describes snowfall)