There are, apparently, a dozen words for rain in Russian. Not all of them just mean rain* — there are words for drizzle, what the Weather Channel calls a “wintry mix”, downpour, and apparently a word for the rain that comes during or after the hay harvest that can rot said hay.
And you wonder why I have a weird fascination with Russia/n.
The article, from Friday’s Moscow Times is here…and very, very interesting. Oh, and in English. My reading of Cyrillic is slow (but somewhat workable.)
*A bit obviously, I feel.