Quick answer
"Waste water" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "desperdiciar agua", and "fresh water" is a noun which is often translated as "el agua dulce". Learn more about the difference between "waste water" and "fresh water" below.
waste water
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. desperdiciar agua
If you leave the tap running the whole time you're brushing your teeth, you're wasting water.Si dejas abierto el grifo todo el tiempo mientras te cepillas los dientes, desperdicias agua.
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fresh water
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el agua dulce
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Salmon are born in fresh water, but live their adult lives in salt water.Los salmones nacen en agua dulce, pero pasan su vida adulta en agua salada.
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