Hola! Yo tengo una pregunta- agua is feminine but the sentence says “el agua es clara”. Is this an exception? Are there others like this? Thank you!
Dictation exercise A1
agua is a feminine noun but because two a’s in “la agua” come up against one another, they replace the la with el to make pronunciation easier i.e. el agua, which rolls off the tongue much better. This particularly happens when the stress is on the first syllable of the feminine noun.
Here is an excellent lesson which explains everything - there are a few tricky ones in there so be wary. Saludos. John
Spanish feminine nouns starting with a stressed "a" sometimes use masculine articles and quantifiers
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