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降る, ふる
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to fall (of rain, snow, ash, etc.), to come down
2. to form (of frost)
3. to beam down (of sunlight or moonlight), to pour in
4. to visit (of luck, misfortune, etc.), to come, to arrive
下る, 降る, くだる
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to descend, to go down, to come down
2. to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.)
3. to pass (of time)
4. to surrender, to capitulate
often in neg. form
5. to be less than, to be inferior to
そぼ降る, そぼふる
Godan verb
to drizzle (rain)
子供騒げば雨が降る, こどもさわげばあめがふる
Expression, Proverb, traditional belief
if the kids make a racket outside, there will be rain
猫耳を洗うと雨が降る, ねこ耳を洗うと雨が降る, ねこみみをあらうとあめがふる
Expression, Obscure term, Proverb, traditional belief
if a cat washes its ears, rain is coming
猫が顔を洗うと雨が降る, ねこがかおをあらうとあめがふる
Expression, Proverb, traditional belief
if a cat washes its face, rain is coming
天下る, 天降る, あまくだる
Godan verb, Intransitive
to descend from heaven
霾る, 土降る, つちふる
Godan verb
to rain dust, to have a dust storm
軍門に下る, 軍門に降る, 軍門にくだる, ぐんもんにくだる
Expression, Godan verb
to capitulate, to surrender, to submit to, to concede
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