water
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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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water
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la 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).
to pass waterorinar
2. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
water on the brainhidrocefalia f
water bedcama de agua
water biscuitgalleta (cracker) sin sal
water bottlecantimplora f
water chestnutcastaña de agua
3. (old-fashioned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
water closetretrete m
water coolerrefrigerador del agua
water heatercalentador de agua
water levelnivel del agua
water lilynenúfar m
water metercontador del agua
water pistolpistola de agua
water polowaterpolo m
water powerenergía hidráulica
water ratrata de agua
water skiingesquí acuático
water wingsmanguitos mpl, flotadores mpl
watersaguas fpl
4. (of pregnant woman)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
her waters brokerompió aguas
5. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to spend money like watergastar dinero a manos llenas
the argument doesn't hold waterese argumento no se tiene en pie
to keep one's head above watermantenerse a flote
that's all water under the bridge nowtodo eso es agua pasada
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (fields, plants)
a. regar
7. (horse)
a. dar de beber a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (eyes)
a. llorar, empañarse
my eyes are wateringme lloran los ojos
it makes my mouth waterme hace la boca agua
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water [ˈwɔːtəʳ]
noun
1 agua (f)
to back water ciar
bottled water agua (f) mineral
they never drink water from the tap - only bottled water
by water por mar
fresh water agua (f) dulce
hard water agua (f) dura
high water marea (f) alta
on land and water por tierra y por mar
low water marea (f) baja
salt water agua (f) salada
soft water agua (f) blanda
to turn on the waterturn the water on (at main) hacer correr el agua; (at tap) abrir el grifo
under water
the High Street is under water la Calle Mayor está inundada; to swim under water nadar bajo el agua; bucear
a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then ha llovido mucho desde entonces
that's all water under the bridge now todo eso ya ha pasado a la historia
to pour cold water on an idea echar un jarro de agua fría a una idea
like water off a duck's back como si nada; como quien oye llover
that theory doesn't hold water esa teoría carece de fundamento
to be in hot water estar metido en un lío (informal)
to get into hot water meterse en un lío (informal)
to spend money like water despilfarrar or tirar el dinero
to test the water(s) probar la temperatura del agua
2 waters (at spa, of sea, river) aguas (f)
to drink or take the waters at Harrogate tomar las aguas en Harrogate; the waters of the Amazon las aguas del Amazonas; British waters aguas británicas
3 (urine) aguas (f) menores; orina (f)
his water was streaked with blood
to make or pass water orinar; hacer aguas (menores)
4 (Med)
water on the brain hidrocefalia (f)
her waters broke rompió aguas
water on the knee derrame (m) sinovial
5 (essence)
lavender/rose water agua (f) de lavanda/rosa
6
of the first water de lo mejor; de primerísima calidad
transitive verb
[+garden, plant] regar; [+horses, cattle] abrevar; dar de beber a; [+wine] aguar; diluir; bautizar (informal) (humorous)
the river waters the provinces of ... el río riega las provincias de ...; to water capital emitir un número excesivo de acciones
intransitive verb
(Fisiol)
her eyes started watering empezaron a llorarle los ojos
onions make your eyes water her eyes wouldn't stop watering
her mouth watered se le hizo agua la boca; it's enough to make your mouth water se hace la boca agua
modifier
water bed (n) cama (f) de agua
water bird (n) ave (f) acuática
water biscuit (n) galleta (f) de agua
water blister (n) ampolla (f)
water bottle (n) (for drinking) cantimplora (f);(also hot-water bottle) bolsa (f) de agua caliente; guatona (f); (Chile)
water buffalo (n) búfalo (m) de agua; carabao (m)
water butt (n) (Britain) tina (f) para recoger el agua de la lluvia
water cannon (n) cañón (m) de agua
water carrier (n) aguador (m)
water cart (n) cuba (f) de riego; carro (m) aljibe; (motorized) camión (m) de agua
water chestnut (n) castaña (f) de agua
water closet (n) wáter (m); baño (m)
water cooler (n) enfriadora (f) de agua
water cooling (n) refrigeración (f) por agua
water diviner (n) zahorí (m)
water divining (n) arte (m) del zahorí
water heater (n) calentador (m) de agua
water ice (n) (Britain) sorbete (m); helado (m) de agua; (LAm)
water jacket (n) camisa (f) de agua
water jump (n) foso (m) (de agua)
water level (n) nivel (m) del agua; (Náut) línea (f) de agua
water lily (n) nenúfar (m)
water line (n) línea (f) de flotación
water main (n) cañería (f) principal
water meadow (n) especially (Britain) vega (f); ribera (f)
water meter (n) contador (m) de agua
water metering (n) control del agua mediante instalación de un contador de agua
water mill (n) molino (m) de agua
water park (n) parque (m) acuático
water pipe (n) caño (m) de agua
water pistol (n) pistola (f) de agua
water plant (n) planta (f) acuática
water polo (n) waterpolo (m); polo (m) acuático
water power (n) energía (f) hidráulica
water pressure (n) presión (f) del agua
water pump (n) bomba (f) de agua
water purification plant (n) estación (f) depuradora de aguas residuales
water rat (n) rata (f) de agua
water rate (n) (Britain) tarifa (f) de agua
water snake (n) culebra (f) de agua
water softener (n) ablandador (m) de agua
water sports (n) deportes (m) acuáticos
water supply (n) abastecimiento (m) de agua
water table (n) capa (f) freática; nivel (m) freático
water tank (n) (for village, in house) depósito (m) de agua; (on lorry) cisterna (f)
water tower (n) depósito (f) de agua
water vapour water vapor (US) (n) vapor (m) de agua
water vole (n) rata (f) de agua
water wagon (n) (US) vagón-cisterna (m)
water wheel (n) rueda (f) hidráulica; (Agr) noria (f)
water wings (n) manguitos (m); flotadores (m) para los brazos
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wáter
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wáter(
wah
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tehr
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(toilet bowl)
a. toilet
Si limpias el lavabo y la bañera, limpia también el wáter.If you clean the sink and the bathtub, clean also the toilet.
b. lavatory (United Kingdom)
Luisito dice que quiere hacer caca. Siéntalo el wáter.Luisito says he wants to poo. Sit him on the lavatory.
c. WC (United Kingdom)
No funciona la cadena del wáter.The WC won't flush.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(washroom)
a. bathroom
Necesito urgentemente ir al wáter.I urgently need to go to the bathroom.
b. toilet (United Kingdom)
Hay un wáter en el piso de abajo y otro en el piso de arriba.There's a toilet downstairs and another one upstairs.
c. restroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Hay wáter en este café? - Bueno, tiene que haber.Is there a restroom in this café? - Well, there must be.
d. lavatory (United Kingdom)
¿Dónde está el wáter? - Es la segunda puerta a la izquierda.Where's the lavatory? - It's the second door on the left.
e. WC (United Kingdom)
¿Hay papel en el wáter?Is there toilet paper in the WC?
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wáter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. toilet
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wáter [ˈbater]
toilet; lavatory
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