Emy_3, I've read your lengthy explanation in the link but the question of when to use l'acqua and when to use acqua is not answered. Let me put it this way: What is a generic water (which the dogs drink) and non generic water? Do the dogs drink bottled Evian water?
Hi bfodali,cane is the dog, the term has many application, in the fire arms it's the cock or hammer, the firing pin. If a person make badly something he is told "Sei un cane!" ,you are a brute, or simply "cane!"
Hi Laren, the use is as in Inglish il cane beve acqua=the dog drinks water= the water is the drink of the dog; il cane beve l'acqua=the dog drinks the water/the dog is drinking the water* it is what the dog is doing or drinking.