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Why is the spanish word for water el agua instead of la agua?

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Why is the spanish word for water el agua instead of la agua?

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updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by Conplete

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Because it begins with a stressed "a" . It can't have la when it's singular because la ends in a, and the two sounds are awkward together. It's still a feminine word, it just takes el in the singular. Plural it's las aguas. Las doesn't end in a.

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by socceryo3
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When a feminine noun begins with a stressed 'a' sound, the definite article la becomes el. For more information check out the links below. Welcome to the forum Conplete.

spanish.about.com article

older thread on 'el agua'

updated JUL 17, 2010
posted by Jsanthara
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