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  • Hey, guys. I'm Alex, thanks for clicking.

  • And man, it is really coming down out there.

  • So, today, you're lucky.

  • I've been inspired to talk about the rain with you guys today.

  • On the board, I have a lot of vocabulary, nouns, verbs, expressions, words associated with rain and talking about it.

  • So, first, we have, "Rain falls from the clouds."

  • So, here's a picture of a cloud and the rain is falling.

  • Different things we say about the rain.

  • So you can say simply: "Oh, look. It's raining!"

  • So "rain" can be a noun, like "rain falls," "rain."

  • It can also be a verb, so: "It's raining."

  • You can say: "I love the rain." or "I hate the rain."

  • You can also just say in general, without the article "the": "I love rain.," "I hate rain." One or the other.

  • One or the other.

  • You can say: "It's gonna rain.," "It's going to rain."

  • If you're making a prediction, you look at the clouds, it looks dark.

  • You can say: "Uh-oh. It's going to rain."

  • Very common phrase.

  • -"How is it outside?" -"Well, it's a little rainy."

  • So, you can use the term "rainy" to mean there is a little rain outside.

  • And you can also talk about rainy days.

  • So: "I love rainy days, on rainy days, I love to stay inside, and read a book, watch a movie."

  • Maybe you hate rainy days, because you want to be outside.

  • Now, when the rain gets very extreme, you have a storm.

  • So, this is when you can see lightning.

  • Here's a picture of a lightning bolt, and you can hear thunder.

  • So, lightning is the flash you can see; thunder is the sound you can hear.

  • And you might say: "Uh-oh, look, it's a thunderstorm."

  • So there is a thunderstorm outside.

  • Lots of thunder, lots of lightning, lots of rain.

  • So, obviously, when it rains, you need to bring an umbrella, so I have mine here with me today.

  • And during a rainstorm, you also need a raincoat.

  • I don't have a raincoat.

  • I never thought to buy one really, I don't know.

  • A lot of people have raincoats.

  • And you can also wear boots or rain boots, because they are waterproof.

  • Now, "waterproof" is an adjective that you can use in many contexts.

  • So, you can have a waterproof watch, right?

  • Waterproof boots, waterproof clothing, okay?

  • So, to protect you from the rain or from water in other situations.

  • Below, we have some more intermediate and advanced vocabulary related to rain.

  • So if you want to talk about the difference between light rain or heavy rain, here are some words and expressions you can use.

  • First, if the rain is light outside, it's possible to say: "It's drizzling, it's just drizzling." or, "It's just spitting."

  • So, if you look at "spit," it's the same as the verb "spit," which is to go like this: ptoo

  • Then, think of the rain like spitting down on you.

  • So you can say, "it's just drizzling." or "it's just spitting," okay.

  • If it's very heavy, you can say: "It's pouring."

  • So, you can pour juice, pour milk, pour liquid out of a container, same idea.

  • It's pouring outside, or you can use the expression that I used when I first started the video.

  • "It is really coming down, like really coming down."

  • And when, you know, when you say "it," everyone understands you're talking about the rain, because when it's raining, most people know that it's raining outside.

  • Unless you work in an office with no windows, and then I'm sorry.

  • So, if (it) the rain is very heavy and you didn't bring an umbrella, and you come inside and you have water on your clothes, on your shoes, on your face, everywhere.

  • You can also say: "I am drenched" or "I got soaked by the rain." Okay?

  • So, here's a causative sentence.

  • "I got drenched.," "I got soaked by the rain."

  • And here, if you're wondering what we call the little space of water, the little holes of water that appear after a rainfall, they are called "puddle."

  • "Puddles," I'm sorry.

  • So: "Look at that huge, big puddle"—not poodle, which is the dog, but puddle, which is the water.

  • Not poodle, which is the dog, but puddle, which is the water.

  • So, just to review: "Rain falls from the clouds."

  • You can say: "It's raining."

  • "I love the rain."

  • "I hate the rain."

  • "It's a little rainy outside.," "I hate rainy days."

  • If the rain is light: "It's drizzling/spitting."

  • If it's heavy: "It's pouring.," it's really coming down."

  • "I get drenched.," "I get soaked."

  • "Look at that puddle."

  • "Bring an umbrella.," "bring your raincoat.," "bring your boots."

  • And "stay dry," Okay?

  • So, if you want to test your understanding of all of this material, as always, you can check out the quiz on

  • And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

  • Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go because it's starting to come down again.

  • Okay, see you guys later!

Hey, guys. I'm Alex, thanks for clicking.

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English Vocabulary: Talking about RAIN

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    Sam posted on 2020/07/09
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