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Jan 13, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Agua is feminine, but you have to say "el agua" because the first a sound is accentuated. It would sound bad to say "la agua". It not just agua: el agua, el alma, el África, el hambre, el águila, etc.. You have to use the feminine when using the plural: las aguas, las almas, las hambres, etc.. When the first a is NOT accentuated, then you use the normal "la": la almendra, not el almendra. Some teachers tell you that agua is masculine so that you remember to put "el", but this is incorrect and is source of confusion.