French translation of 'water'
1. (gen) eau f
a drink of water un verre d’eau
the water’s edge le bord de l’eau ⧫ le rivage
2. (= urine)
to pass water uriner
water under the bridge (figurative) du passé
in deep water (= in trouble) dans la tourmente
to not hold water (= be unconvincing) ne pas tenir la route
to be in hot water (= in trouble) avoir des ennuis
You’re in hot water now. Tu vas avoir des ennuis.
to land in hot water with sb s’attirer les foudres de qn
to get sb into hot water, to land sb in hot water attirer des ennuis à qn ⧫ valoir des ennuis à qn
to land sb in hot water with sb, to get sb into hot water with sb/qch [incident, mistake] attirer les foudres de qn/qch à qn
to test the water, to test the waters (figurative) prendre la température
waters plural noun
(= sea) eaux fpl
in British waters dans les eaux territoriales Britanniques
her waters have broken (during childbirth) elle a perdu les eaux
He was watering his tulips. Il arrosait ses tulipes.
to make sb’s mouth water mettre l’eau à la bouche de qn
my mouth is watering j’en ai l’eau à la bouche
Phrasal verbswater down
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Example Sentences Including 'water'
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A second later, he broke the surface, coughing madly, getting as much water as air.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
The shock from Mahina's bucket of water seemed to have sobered him.TREASON KEEP (2001)
The reservoir was a vast hall of silence, cold stone, and even colder water.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'water' in Other Languages
British English: water /ˈwɔːtə/ NOUN
Water is a clear thin liquid that has no colour or taste when it is pure. It falls from clouds as rain.
Please could I have a glass of water?
- American English: water
- Arabic: مِياه
- Brazilian Portuguese: água
- Chinese: 水
- Croatian: voda
- Czech: voda
- Danish: vand
- Dutch: water
- European Spanish: agua
- Finnish: vesi
- French: eau
- German: Wasser
- Greek: νερό
- Italian: acqua
- Japanese: 水
- Korean: 물
- Norwegian: vann
- Polish: woda
- European Portuguese: água
- Romanian: apă
- Russian: вода
- Spanish: agua
- Swedish: vatten
- Thai: น้ำ
- Turkish: su
- Ukrainian: вода
- Vietnamese: nước chất lỏng
British English: water /ˈwɔːtə/ VERB
If you water plants, you pour water over them in order to help them to grow.
He went out to water the plants.
- American English: water
- Arabic: يَسْقِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: aguar
- Chinese: 浇水
- Croatian: zalijevati
- Czech: zalít
- Danish: vande
- Dutch: begieten
- European Spanish: regar
- Finnish: kastella
- French: arroser
- German: gießen
- Greek: ποτίζω
- Italian: innaffiare
- Japanese: 水をやる
- Korean: 물을 주다
- Norwegian: vanne
- Polish: nawodnić
- European Portuguese: regar
- Romanian: a uda
- Russian: поливать
- Spanish: regar
- Swedish: vattna
- Thai: รดน้ำ
- Turkish: sulamak
- Ukrainian: поливати
- Vietnamese: tưới nước
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