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16:57 Nov 14, 2008
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Spanish term or phrase: It's raining husbands
Hi...Is there a phrase in Colombian Spanish (or in other South American Spanish-speaking countries) "están lloviendo hasta maridos"...do you say "it's raining husbands?" in the same way you say "it's raining cats and dogs" in English? Thanks.
James Mc Allister
Local time: 01:28
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Summary of answers provided
5 +3Estan lloviendo hasta maridos
Gilberto Diaz Castro
5It's raining cats and dogs
Satto (Roberto)
5 -1it's raining men (not exactly the same)
Monica Colangelo
3sky burstMariCarmen Pizarro


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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
llueven maridos
it's raining men (not exactly the same)


Explanation:
No, the expression "raining husbands" is not used in English. "It's raining men" is, though, but there is a coonotation in Spanish that the English lacks. In Spanish it means a girl (or woman) suddenly attracts loads of prospective husbands.

Monica Colangelo
Argentina
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Satto (Roberto): Siento disentir pero en "Colomnbiano" no quiere decir, que una mujer atraiga muchos hombres, simplemente quiere decir que esta lloviendo tanto que caen hasta maridos del cielo. Otra cosa es que a una mujer le lluevan propuestas de matrimonio.
24 mins
  -> dame una buena prueba y te creo, pero me parece que estás equivocado, ja, ja. Por lo menos en otras partes se usa para indicar que a alguna mujer con fortuna le llueven las propuestas de matrimonio
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Estan lloviendo hasta maridos


Explanation:
Si, es lo mismo que el término en inglés que dice:"Raining cats and dogs".

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Note added at 7 mins (2008-11-14 17:05:14 GMT)
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El enlace tiene el término en diferentes idiomas/regionalismos.


    Reference: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=283242
Gilberto Diaz Castro
United States
Local time: 20:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 27

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cesar Serrano
22 mins
  -> Gracias Cesar, que tenga un gran fin de semana.

agree  Christine Walsh
1 hr
  -> Gracias Chriswa, que tenga un gran fin de semana.

agree  Mónica Sauza: (Where?!!!) ¡Buen fin de semana! ;)
1 hr
  -> Gracias Mónica, que tenga un gran fin de semana.
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
It's raining cats and dogs


Explanation:
In Colombia it means that it is raining very hard...nothing to do with getting a husband.

Satto (Roberto)
Colombia
Local time: 19:28
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 68
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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
sky burst


Explanation:
Taken from Wordreference Forum:
Originally Posted by spakh
When it rains heavily people may say 'Gök delindi.' That means sky burst.

MariCarmen Pizarro
Local time: 19:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Teressa: cloud burst is a more common phrase in my area of the US
57 mins
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