There are 2 translations of water in Spanish:

water1

Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtər; ˈwɔːtə(r)/

n

u
  • 1 agua (f) drinking/running water agua potable/corriente turn the water on (at main) abre la llave de paso del agua, da el agua (from faucet) abre la llave or (Esp) el grifo or (RPl) la canilla or (Per) el caño the water has risen/gone down las aguas han subido/bajado hard/soft water agua dura/blanda to be/lie under water estar*/quedar inundado the kitchen was 2 ft under water la cocina tenía 2 pies de agua high/low water marea (f) alta/baja they headed for the open water pusieron rumbo al mar abierto still/rough water aguas tranquilas/agitadas he's gone through a patch of rough water ha pasado por un período bastante tormentoso to go across o over the water cruzar* a la otra orilla, cruzar* el charco [familiar/colloquial] from across the water de la otra orilla, del otro lado del charco [familiar/colloquial] to make water [ship] hacer* agua by water por barco to spend money like water gastar dinero como si fuera agua, gastar a manos llenas Rutland Water el lago Rutland like water off a duck's back como quien oye llover I keep telling her to study but it's water off a duck's back estoy constantemente diciéndole que estudie pero le resbala or pero es como quien oye llover of the first water (person) de primer orden (lit: diamond) de primera calidad to be in deep water(s) estar* con el agua al or hasta el cuello to be in/get into hot water estar*/meterse en una buena [familiar/colloquial] to get into deep water(s) meterse en camisa de once varas to hold water tenerse* en pie that theory just doesn't hold water esa teoría hace agua por todos lados to pour o throw cold water over sth ponerle* trabas a algo to test the water tantear el terreno water under the bridge that's all water under the bridge eso ya es agua pasada a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since we last met ha corrido mucha agua bajo el puente or ha llovido mucho desde la última vez que nos vimos (before n) [temperature/meter] del agua; [bird/plant] acuático water heater calentador (m) (de agua) water meter contador (m) or (AmL tb) medidor (m) del agua water power energía (f) hidráulica water pump bomba (f) hidráulica water sports deportes (mpl) acuáticos water supply abastecimiento (m) or suminstro (m) de agua water tank depósito (m) or tanque (m) del agua
  • 2 2.1 (urine) [frml & euph] to pass o make water orinar, hacer* aguas (menores) [eufemismo/euphemism], hacer* de las aguas (Méx) [eufemismo/euphemism] 2.2 [Med] water on the brain hidrocefalia (f) water on the knee derrame (m) sinovial

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There are 2 translations of water in Spanish:

water2

vi

  • her eyes began to water empezaron a llorarle los ojos or a saltársele las lágrimas chopping onions makes my eyes water picar cebolla me hace llorar his mouth watered se le hizo agua la boca or (Esp) la boca agua the smell made my mouth water se me hizo agua la boca or (Esp) se me hizo la boca agua con el olor

vt

Phrasal verbs

water down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (dilute) [liquid/mixture] diluir*; [wine/beer] aguar, bautizar* [humorístico/humorous] 1.2 (weaken) [policy/criticism] suavizar*, atenuar*

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Word of the day anteojeras
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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.