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potable

potable(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (stuitable for drinking)
a. drinkable
¿Es potable el agua de esta fuente?Is the water of this fountain drinkable?
b. drinking
Tendremos que llevar agua potable porque la de los ríos no es fiable.We'll have to take drinking water because you can't rely on the water from the rivers.
c. potable
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Hay lugares en el mundo en los que el agua potable es un bien muy preciado.There are places in the world where potable water is a highly prized commodity.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(acceptable)
a. passable
¿Es guapo su novio? - Solo potable.Is her boyfriend good-looking? - He's just passable.
b. edible (food)
La comida era potable, pero el servicio era pésimo.The food was edible, but the service was dreadful.
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potable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (bebible)
a. drinkable
agua potabledrinking water
2. (colloquial)
a. acceptable, passable
potable
adjective
1 drinkable
agua potable drinking water
2 (aceptable) good enough; passable
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