Quick answer
"Water" is a noun which is often translated as "el agua", and "air" is a noun which is often translated as "el aire". Learn more about the difference between "water" and "air" below.
water(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (liquid)
a. el agua
(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).
The healthiest drink is water.La bebida más sana es el agua.
The water of the mountain lake was crystal clear.El agua del lago de la montaña era cristalina.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to irrigate)
a. regar
I water my garden every Sunday.Riego el jardín todos los domingos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to secrete saliva)
a. hacerse agua
Her mouth watered when she saw the cake.Se le hizo agua la boca cuando vio el pastel.
4. (to tear up)
a. llorar
My eyes are still watering from the tear gas.Todavía me lloran los ojos por el gas lacrimógeno.
waters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (body of water)
a. las aguas
(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).
The ship entered foreign waters.El barco entró en aguas extranjeras.
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air(
ehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (atmosphere)
a. el aire
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The air in the city is polluted.El aire en la ciudad está contaminado.
2. (appearance)
a. el aire
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He had a certain air of mystery about him.Él tenía cierto aire de misterio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be broadcast)
a. transmitirse
My favorite show airs at eight o'clock.Mi programa favorito se transmite a las ocho.
b. emitirse
The program aired three times a week.El programa se emitía tres veces por semana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to expose to the open air)
a. ventilar
It's rather stuffy in here. Let's open the windows to air the room.El ambiente está bastante cargado aquí dentro. Abramos las ventanas para ventilar el cuarto.
b. airear
I need to air the sheets before the guests arrive.Tengo que airear las sábanas antes de que lleguen los invitados.
5. (to make public)
a. airear
The employees aired their grievances during the strike.Los empleados airearon sus quejas durante la huelga.
b. ventilar
I want to speak to a manager and air my problems with the company.Quiero hablar con un gerente y ventilar mis problemas con la compañía.
6. (to broadcast)
a. transmitir
The program was first aired in 1999.El programa fue transmitido por primera vez en 1999.
b. emitir
The government doesn't want us to air this documentary.El gobierno no quiere que emitamos este documental.
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