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agua dulce - feminine noun (la) - freshwater. Look up agua dulce in the dictionary

Un lago contiene agua dulce.
A lake contains freshwater.
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Old March 13, 2009, 05:25 AM
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so what would saltwater be?

agua sal? doesn't sound right
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This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for March 13, 2009

agua dulce - feminine noun (la el) - freshwater. Look up agua dulce in the dictionary

Un lago contiene agua dulce.
A lake contains freshwater.
Minor correction.
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Salt water is agua salada. Brine is salmuera.

I think words like agua and aula are feminine gender nouns that take el
because is sounds better. It's las aguas isn't it? Yhere's a town in Mexico called Agua Prieta.
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Salt water is agua salada. Brine is salmuera.

I think words like agua and aula are feminine gender nouns that take el
because is sounds better. It's las aguas isn't it? Yhere's a town in Mexico called Agua Prieta.
Yes, the plural takes the correct feminine article. :-)

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Yes, agua is a femenine noun, but it takes the masculine singular articles (both definite and indefinite). So does any femenine noun whose first syllable is stressed and begins with the letter 'a' or with 'ha' (except hache). This is done purely because it sounds better, as Poli stated. In their plural form, the femenine plural articles are used for these words.

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Yes, agua is a femenine noun, but it takes the masculine singular articles (both definite and indefinite). So does any femenine noun whose first syllable is stressed and begins with the letter 'a' or with 'ha' (except hache). This is done purely because it sounds better, as Poli stated. In their plural form, the femenine plural articles are used for these words.
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Minor correction.
Yes, I should have added Use "el" in the singular".
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Freshwater meaning Agua dulce.

I though that it were translate as sweet water.
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Freshwater meaning Agua dulce.

I though that it were translate as sweet water.
Freshwater means agua dulce.
I thought that it would be translated as sweet water.


Only as an (incorrect) literal translation.
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