piovere

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb piovere, which means to rain. 

Either avere or essere can be used in compound tenses.

See the verb used below:

Mio nonno ci raccontava sempre che un’estate, quando lui era bambino, piovve per tre mesi di seguito. Ogni volta che ci raccontava questa storia, diceva sempre che non aveva mai visto tanta acqua in vita sua!

My grandfather always used to tell us that one summer, when he was a child, it rained for three months straight. Every time he would tell us this story, he used to always say that he had never seen so much water in his life!

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