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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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El vs La for Feminine Noun [duplicate]

Sometimes, we use el before a feminine noun, e.g. 'agua', 'ama', 'hambre' and the reason for the same is that the word starts with 'a' (or 'ha') and we do not want to have two 'a' one after another. ...
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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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Definite article. el ala [duplicate]

I was wondering if "el ala" belonged to those group of nouns that start with an "a", where the definite article changes from LA to EL. I also read that the indefinite article "...
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Duda sobre "el arma". Curioso caso de cambio de artículos [duplicate]

Me llama la atención esta palabra, porque suelo verla con el artículo erróneo en los medios de comunicación, libros e incluso en películas. Sin embargo, me gustaría saber por qué ocurre lo siguiente: ...
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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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Rules on a default for Masculine / Feminine

We've got some web applications that are setup for internationalisation and the next language that we're moving to is going to be Spanish. As Spanish is a masculine/feminine language - I've of course ...
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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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¿Existen en castellano sustantivos masculinos en singular que en plural tengan los dos géneros (m y f)?

En italiano, los sustantivos de algunas partes del cuerpo que son dos o más (orejas, dedos, brazos) son masculinos en singular, mientras que en plural pueden ser ambos masculinos o femeninos pero con ...
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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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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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¿Se dice "el alma mía" o "el alma mío"?

¿Por qué en este versiculo de la Biblia que sigue se dice "alma mía" y no "alma mío"? Salmos 42:1-2 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960) 42. Como el ciervo brama por las corrientes de las ...
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