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"April showers bring May flowers"

Wendy . Blog Publicado 27 Abril 2009

"Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day. Little (child's name) wants to play"

Do you remember rainy days as a child? You probably had to stay home so you wouldn't get wet and catch a cold. Or maybe you were lucky and you got to put on your red rubber rain boots and your rain coat so that you could go out to stomp in the puddles? And you might have had your very own umbrella! What fun!

Everything was green and there were flowers. You probably didn't notice that too much. You were concentrating on making the biggest splash possible. The big goal for the afternoon was to splash your sister!

Now it's spring again. There are blossoms on the trees, the fields are green, and the wildflowers are coming up everywhere. It's SPRING! Get out and notice it! It only lasts a few short weeks in the Madrid area.

In English we say:

"April showers bring May flowers"

This is a typical saying or proverb.

Do you have a similar proverb in Spanish? Do you know the equivalent in any other language?


go away: disappear; alejarse

to get wet: get water on your clothes, the opposite of stay dry; mojarse

catch a cold: to get sick, to get a cough and sore throat (tos y dolor de garganta); acatarrarse

to stomp: step hard; pisar con ganas

puddles: water let after the rain,;charcos

saying/proverb: a traditional expression showing folk wisdom (sabiduria); dicho, proverbio

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Comentarios (4)
estibaliz (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

We don't have any proberb similar in spanish... I think. But working in a place as our Campus in Villaviciosa it is impossible not to see that Spring has arrived... so I will start to use it also in spanish!

don blas (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

April showers bring may Flowers... In Spanish we have a longer version, "Marzo ventoso y Abril lluvioso hacen a Mayo florido y hermoso"

EMILIO (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I know one that says... "Abril lluvias mil"

Anónimo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

It didn't rain much this April this year. What a pity! I hope all the wild flowers come up anyway. I especially like the red poppies. We don't have those in California. Our poppies are orange! Wendy

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