Lesson #160: Russian Words for Rain

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.


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