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Water in Spanish 🇪🇸

in English in Spanish S
water agua
How to say “water” in Spanish? “Agua”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “agua” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on water in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Spanish Sentences with the Word “Water”

Spanish sentence with “agua” English translation for agua S

Te llevaré agua limpia porque esa, está sucia.

I will bring you water (clean) because that one is dirty.

¿Donde puedo comprar agua?

Where can I buy water?

Esa agua es para lavar

That water is for washing

Necesito que le lleves agua a Mauricio.

I need you to bring water to Mauricio.

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Agua – Aqua – Water

Agua is almost identical to aqua!

Use this to remember AGUA = WATER

2 years ago

Yes and a watermelon contains the word water, despite not containing any more water than a normal melon…! It’s just a tip to help people remember.

2 years ago

aguacate means avocado!

2 years ago


Normal speech: AH-gwah
IPA: ‘a.ɣwa

8 months ago

el vs la agua?

Is it el or la agua?

9 months ago

From what I understand, it depends on the country. In some countries, like Mexico, they say “el” agua, while in others, like Spain, they say “la” agua.

9 months ago

I doubt it. I think it’s just one of those things that varies by region and is deeply ingrained in the language. Also I think there is no need for a consensus – languages evolve.

9 months ago

It’s possible, especially for beginners who are still learning the language. But I think most people who speak Spanish fluently are used to hearing both “la” and “el”. There are so many words that are different for Spanish native speakers because it is such a widely spoken
language that I think they are used to it.

9 months ago

I think it has to do with the gender of the noun. “Agua” is a feminine noun, so it takes the feminine article “la.” “El” is the masculine article, so it’s used with masculine nouns.

9 months ago

It’s hard to say for sure, but I think it’s safe to assume that they used “la” since that’s what’s used today in most Spanish-speaking countries.

9 months ago

I’m not sure, but I think it’s pretty consistent across each country. But it’s possible that there are some variations based on regional dialects.

9 months ago

Do you think there will ever be a consensus on whether to use “la” or “el” with agua?

9 months ago

Do Spanish speakers get confused when they hear “el” instead of “la”? 😀

9 months ago

Yeah, that’s a good point. But how can it be that “la” and “el” are used anyway? Like, why is it necessary to have two different articles for the same word?

9 months ago

Yeah, that makes sense. Do you think that in ancient Spain they used “la” instead of “el”?

9 months ago

Hmm, that’s interesting. Are there any exceptions to the rule? Like, do some people say “el” instead of “la” even though everyone else in the country says “la”?

9 months ago

It is el agua, dunno why another country would use la? That would not be correct spanish, you wann be correct use el

9 months ago

agua info.

Tips to remember “agua”:
– Associate “agua” with the word “aqua” which is Latin for water and is frequently used in English as a prefix or root for water-related terms.
– Think of the word “aguacate” (avocado) which starts with “agua” and also requires a lot of water to grow.
– Use the similarity in the pronunciation of the first two letters ‘a’ and ‘g’ in both “agua” and “H2O”, the scientific term for water.

– “Agua” is a feminine noun but takes the masculine article “el” in the singular form when it is used in its natural, unmodified state to avoid the double ‘a’ sound (el agua), but it reverts to feminine in the plural (las aguas) and with modifiers (el agua clara).

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “H2O” is the chemical formula for water and is understood in Spanish.
– “Líquido vital” is a descriptive way to refer to water, emphasizing its importance for life.

Alternate meanings or slang:
– In some contexts, “agua” can refer to a body of water, like a lake or sea, when used in certain phrases (e.g., “aguas profundas” for deep waters).
– “Agua” can be used colloquially in phrases like “aguas con eso” which means “be careful with that.”
– “Echar agua al mar” which means to do something pointless or redundant, akin to the English saying, “like carrying coals to Newcastle.”

Examples of sentences using “agua”:
– Necesito beber agua porque tengo sed. (I need to drink water because I’m thirsty.)
– ¿Puedes pasarme una botella de agua, por favor? (Can you pass me a bottle of water, please?)
– Cuando hace calor, me gusta nadar en el agua del mar. (When it’s hot, I like to swim in the seawater.)
– El agua de este río es muy clara. (The water in this river is very clear.)
– En muchas culturas, el agua es símbolo de purificación. (In many cultures, water is a symbol of purification.)

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