It is raining in Bogota

There are a variety of ways to talk about the rain in English. The structure usually begins “It is… VERB+ING”
Por qué hay tanta lluvia? Aprendemos la variedad de maneras de hablar de esa agua que cae del cielo. La estructura es normalmente la siguiente: “It is + VERB+ING”
Light rain (lloviznar)

It is misting.
It is sprinkling.
It is drizzling.
It is raining lightly.

“Normal” rain (llover)

It is raining.

Heavy rain (llover cantaros)

It is pouring.
It is raining cats and dogs!
It is really coming down.
It is a torrential downpour.
It is raining heavily.
The sky really opened up on me.

The next time it rains we’ll talk about the figurative use of rain.  Here is a nursey rhyme that is often used when it is raining:

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