The Alternative Spanish Dictionary: agua

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agua {{wikipedia}} etymology From osp agua, from Latin aqua (compare Catalan aigua, French eau, Galician auga, Italian acqua, Occitan aiga, Portuguese água, Romanian apă, Sardinian abba), from Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ 〈*h₂ekʷeh₂〉. See English ea. pronunciation
  • /ˈa.ɣwa/
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  1. water Quiere un vaso de agua fresca - "He wants a glass of cold water"
  2. body of water
  3. rain
  4. (archaic) river, stream
  5. (slang, in the plural) urine
  6. (Guatemala) pop, soda soft drink Voy a comprar algo de agua. - I'm gonna buy some pop Deme agua Pepsi. - Give me Pepsi.
{{es-note-noun-f-starting-with-stressed-a}} In Guatemala, since agua prototypically refers to a soft drink, the phrase agua pura is used to refer to water. Synonyms: (body of water) cuerpo de agua {{g}}, (rain) aguacero, lluvia, (urine) orina, (soft drink) soda, bebida (Chile), gaseosa (El Salvador, Spain), refresco (Mexico)
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  • acuario
  • acuático
  • acuoso
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  • acueducto
  • aguacero
  • aguado
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  • aguador
  • aguamarina
  • aguarrás
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descendants:
  • Hiligaynon: agwa
  • Papiamento: awa
verb: {{es-verb-form}}
  1. es-verb form of aguar
  2. es-verb form of aguar
  3. es-verb form of aguar

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