Rains cats and dogs in Spanish. Learn Spanish idioms

It rains cats and dogs in Spanish is CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA (to fall sharp spears). Look to these Spanish English phrases to understand better how this Spanish idiom works.

¡Ricardo, no pudes marcharte ahora! Están cayendo chuzos de punta y no tienes paraguas (Ricardo, you can’t leave just now! It is raining cats and dogs and you don’t have an umbrella).

 En los meses de julio y agosto caen chuzos de punta en India, porque es cuando viene el Monzón (In July and August months it rains cats and dog because is when the Monsoon comes).

Cuando regresabamos de la fiesta, caían chuzos de punta (When we were returning after the party, it was raining cats and dogs).


There are other idioms to say to rain cats and dogs in Spanish, that you can use instead, like llover a cántaros, llover a mares or diluviar.

¡Ricardo, no pudes marcharte ahora! Está lloviendo a cántaros y no tienes paraguas.

En los meses de julio y agosto diluvia  en India, porque es cuando viene el Monzón.

Cuando regresabamos de la fiesta, llovía a mares.

Spanish verbs CAER and LLOVER have some tense irregulars, it is good that you check how to form them. Just click on the links to do it.

Remember that if you want to sound like a native, learning Spanish idioms is very important, since Spanish idiomatic expressions are commonly used by native speakers. These idiomatic phrases have a figurative meaning, so literal translations will not help you. In our blog, you will find the most widely and frequently used and we are adding more constantly, just click on IDIOMS in the categories to find all of them. And, of course, don’t forget you can contact your tutor, with any question you have. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?  

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