Chinese (Simplified) translation of “water”
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› [U] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, which falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life
a bottle/drink/glass of water
Can I have a drop of water in my whiskey, please?
Is the water hot enough for a bath?
The human body is about 50% water.
Water in general › [U] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake or a swimming pool
The water's much warmer today - are you coming for a swim?
I like swimming but I don't like getting my head under (= in) water.
Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)!
Water in general › [U] the level of an area of water
High water this morning at Portsmouth is at 11.17 a.m.
Floods, tides and currents waters [plural] › the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country
St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters because fishing and tourism provide much of its income.
Seas and oceans › the water contained in a particular lake, river or section of sea
In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract shoals of fish, and fishermen too.
Water in general › UK ( US water) the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb
At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after.
PregnancyBirth the waters [plural] old use › water from a spring, especially when used for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health
People used to come to this city to take (= drink and swim in) the waters.
Water in general