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"Agua" is a noun which is often translated as "water", and "arte" is a noun which is often translated as "art". Learn more about the difference between "agua" and "arte" below.
agua(
ah
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gwah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (element)
a. water
El pintor mezcló agua y pintura roja para crear un tono salmón.The painter mixed water and red paint to create a salmon shade.
2. (beverage)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. juice
Mi mamá nos preparó agua de tamarindo.My mom made us some tamarind juice.
3. (beverage)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tea infusion
Te va a caer bien el agua de rosas que te preparé.The rose tea infusion I made you will make you feel better.
4. (beverage)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. soda
Vamos a la tienda por unas aguas light.Let's go to the store for some diet sodas.
aguas
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (caution)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. watch out
¡Aguas! Hay un alacrán justo al lado de tu pie.Watch out! There's a scorpion right next to your foot.
b. be careful
Aguas con este plato; está muy caliente.Be careful with this plate; it's very hot.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (sea, river, or lake)
a. waters
Las aguas del lago Minnetonka son purificantes.The waters of Lake Minnetonka are purifying.
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arte(
ahr
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teh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (aesthetic creation)
a. art
Visitamos el Museo de Arte Moderno en Nueva York.We visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
2. (ability)
a. artistry
La labor del cirujano plástico es una combinación de ciencia y arte.A plastic surgeon's work is a combination of science and artistry.
b. skill
El carnicero trabaja con gran arte.The butcher works with great skill.
3. (craftiness)
a. cunning
Usó arte política para llegar a donde está.He used political cunning to get where he is.
artes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (various forms of art)
a. arts
Ella estudia una carrera en Bellas Artes, mientras su hermano estudia artes marciales.She is getting a degree in Fine Arts, while her brother is studying martial arts.
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