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1. Argentina: “It’s raining dung head-first.”
In Spanish: Esta lloviendo caen soretes de punta.

2. China Hong Kong: “Dog poo is falling.”
In Cantonese: 落狗屎

3. Denmark: “It’s raining cobbler boys,” or “raining shoemakers’ apprentices.”
In Danish: Det regner skomagerdrenge.

4. France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”
In French: Il pleut comme vache qui pisse.

5. Faroe Islands: “It’s raining pilot whales.”
In Faroese: Tað regnar av grind.

6. Finland: The direct translation (apparently) is “It’s raining as from Esteri’s ass,”
In Finnish: Sataa kuin Esterin perseestä.

7. Germany: “It’s raining puppies.”
In German: Es regnet junge Hunde.

8. Greece: “It’s raining chair legs.”
In Greek: Rixnei kareklopodara. (βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα)

9. Ireland: “It’s throwing cobblers’ knives.”
In Irish: Tá sé ag caitheamh sceana gréasaí.

10. The Netherlands: “It’s raining old women,” and “It’s raining pipestems.”
In Dutch: Het regent oude wijven and Het regent pijpestelen.

11. Norway: “It’s raining troll women,” or “It’s raining witches.”
In Norwegian: Det regner trollkjerringer.

12. Poland, France, Romania: “It’s raining frogs.”
In Polish: Pada żabami.
In French: Il pleut des grenouilles.
In Romanian: Plouă cu broaşte.

13. Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries: “It’s raining pocketknives,” and “It’s raining frogs’ beards.”
In Portuguese: Está chovendo canivetes or Está chovendo barba de sapo.

14. Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia: “The rain kills the mice.”
In Serbian: Pada kiša, ubi miša. (Пада киша уби миша)

15. Slovakia, Czech Republic: “Tractors are falling.”
In Slovak: Padajú traktory.

16. South Africa and Namibia: “It’s raining old women with clubs.”
In Afrikaans: Ou vrouens met knopkieries reen.

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nevver:

1. Argentina: “It’s raining dung head-first.”
In Spanish: Esta lloviendo caen soretes de punta.

2. China Hong Kong: “Dog poo is falling.”
In Cantonese: 落狗屎

3. Denmark: “It’s raining cobbler boys,” or “raining shoemakers’ apprentices.”
In Danish: Det regner skomagerdrenge.

4. France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”
In French: Il pleut comme vache qui pisse.

5. Faroe Islands: “It’s raining pilot whales.”
In Faroese: Tað regnar av grind.

6. Finland: The direct translation (apparently) is “It’s raining as from Esteri’s ass,”
In Finnish: Sataa kuin Esterin perseestä.

7. Germany: “It’s raining puppies.”
In German: Es regnet junge Hunde.

8. Greece: “It’s raining chair legs.”
In Greek: Rixnei kareklopodara. (βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα)

9. Ireland: “It’s throwing cobblers’ knives.”
In Irish: Tá sé ag caitheamh sceana gréasaí.

10. The Netherlands: “It’s raining old women,” and “It’s raining pipestems.”
In Dutch: Het regent oude wijven and Het regent pijpestelen.

11. Norway: “It’s raining troll women,” or “It’s raining witches.”
In Norwegian: Det regner trollkjerringer.

12. Poland, France, Romania: “It’s raining frogs.”
In Polish: Pada żabami.
In French: Il pleut des grenouilles.
In Romanian: Plouă cu broaşte.

13. Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries: “It’s raining pocketknives,” and “It’s raining frogs’ beards.”
In Portuguese: Está chovendo canivetes or Está chovendo barba de sapo.

14. Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia: “The rain kills the mice.”
In Serbian: Pada kiša, ubi miša. (Пада киша уби миша)

15. Slovakia, Czech Republic: “Tractors are falling.”
In Slovak: Padajú traktory.

16. South Africa and Namibia: “It’s raining old women with clubs.”
In Afrikaans: Ou vrouens met knopkieries reen.

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