chover

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin plovere, from Latin pluere, present active infinitive of pluit. Cognate with Spanish llover.

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chover ‎(first-person singular present chovo, first-person singular preterite chovín, past participle chovido)

  1. to rain
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of chover
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of chover

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese chover, from Vulgar Latin plovere, from Latin pluere, present active infinitive of pluit. Cognate with Spanish llover.

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Verb[edit]

chover ‎(first-person singular present indicative chovo, past participle chovido)

  1. (intransitive, impersonal) to rain (to fall (drops of water) from the sky)
    Se chover, não saia de casa.
    If it rains, don’t leave the house.
  2. (transitive, impersonal) to rain (to fall (a given substance or objects) from the sky in great amounts)
    Começou a chover pedras.
    It began to rain rocks.
  3. (transitive) to rain on (to cause to fall in great amounts upon)
    Os arqueiros choveram flechas sobre os invasores.
    The archers rained arrows upon the invaders.
  4. (transitive, impersonal, poetic) to fall from the sky (to come or occur in great amounts)
    Hoje em dia chove miséria.
    Nowadays misery falls from the sky.
  5. (transitive, poetic) to shower with (to provide with great amounts of)
    O governador choveu louros sobre os atletas.
    The governor showered the athletes with laurels.

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