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Why is a feminine adjective used in “El agua poco profunda”? [duplicate]

Why is "el agua poco profunda" and not "profundo"? Agua is masculine although it ends with an "a". And from all what i've learnt so far it should be profundo.
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Shouldn't agua be profundo instead of profunda? [duplicate]

According to Duolingo, the phrase "The water is not deep" should be translated "El agua no es profunda." instead of what I guessed, "El agua no es profundo." Since "agua" is masculine (el), shouldn't ...
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El agua, La Argentina, why? [duplicate]

I saw this Why is "agua" masculine in singular form and feminine in plural? "El agua" / "Las aguas" but no one told the reason why Argentina is not El Argentina as agua ...
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Género de ciertas palabras [duplicate]

He oído las palabras "azúcar" y "mar" ir acompañadas de los artículos "el" "la" indiscriminadamente. Tanto "la azúcar" como "el azúcar" lo he escuchado, y como el artículo da el género, me hace dudar ...
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Is there “liaison” in Spanish?

In French, there is a very specific phenomenon called "liaison", where words may be pronounced differently when combined with another word. For Spanish, let's take the letter "d" as an example. ...
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Why is it “el arte moderno” and “las artes finas”?

(I'm a native Spanish speaker.) Why the apparent change of gender?
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What is the gender of adjectives that describe implied nouns?

I went to a Mexican restaurant and this is how my conversation went: Yo: Quiero un vaso de agua de sandía. Camarera: ¿Chica o Grande? Yo: Chica. Why did the waitress use "chica" instead ...
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¿Es «hirviendo» un adjetivo masculino?

¿Por qué «agua hirviendo» parece ser de género masculino mientras que «agua carbonatada» parece ser de género femenino? ¿Es «agua hirviendo» un error? Lo veo a menudo.
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What percentage of nouns ending in -a are masculine and what percentage of nouns ending in -o are feminine?

I was going through a discussion thread over at duolingo ("How to use El and La in Spanish"), when I came upon the following question: Anyone know the percentage of Spanish nouns ending in -a that ...
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¿Es justificado el uso de los artículos definidos y decir por ejemplo “todos los espacios interiores… deben ser llenados con *la* agua”?

Lo siguiente es una parte de la traducción técnica, donde los artículos definidos en negritas parecen ¿Por qué fue necessario usar tantas las? ...la altura máxima de aspiración de la agua de ...
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What are some exceptions for identifying masculine and feminine nouns?

I don't like reading and I got a lot of questions like this. I did search "definite article" but have yet found a article that address this. Let me give an example so those confused by my wording ...