"I do not have water."
Translation:У меня нет воды.
I just realized we aren't using есть when writing negative statements of "to have". Is that a rule? Thanks.
Yes, it would be a mistake putting «есть» when you already have «нет». Think of «нет» as “there is/are not” in one word.
"Нет" requires that the noun it modifies be in the genitive case. The singular genitive case of "Вода" is "Воды".
How do we write water in Cyrillic? I tried водй but it says there is a spelling error. Thanks.