"Por favor, yo necesito mucha agua."
Translation:Please, I need a lot of water.
It recommends, "Please, I need many water." though. Which makes no sense at all.
As far as I know, despite ending in an "-a", agua is a masculine word. One would say "El agua," right? Why then would it be "mucha agua" rather than "mucho agua?"
Agua is in fact a feminine noun, but the article el is used to avoid the awkward sounding double "ah" sound of la agua. But when adjectives are used, they must agree with the actual gender of the noun, which is feminine.
gua is always feminine, but it uses the masculine article in the singular because it begins with the letter A and the first syllable is accented, and if it were preceded by la it would sound like lagua. It is feminine even when it uses a masculine article, and any adjectives that modify it must always be feminine.
I agree - I'm not sure why it is "mucha" instead of "mucho" - I'd like to understand that. Also, for the other portion of this discussion, I don't interpret "mucha" as "much" but rather "a lot" so it would be saying, I need a lot of water.
My duo lingo answer said "..many water.." totally in coherent from an english standpoint.
I also wrote "Please , I need much water" It was marked wrong. DL offered "Please, I need many water" as a correct answer!
The same thing happened to me. Needing "many" water simply doesn't make sense.
The correct answer I got is "Please, I need many water" which makes no sense in English.
This sounds really weird. I translated it to "I need more water please" but the answer was rejected. Sounds really unnatural!
roenw22, It was rejected because you used "more" in your translation. "Más" is not used in the Spanish sentence. Gracias!
The 'de' would be redundant in Spanish. 'mucho/mucha' means 'a lot of' all by itself.
Per Google: Agua is always feminine, but it uses the masculine article in the singular because it begins with the letter A and the first syllable is accented, and if it were preceded by la it would sound like lagua.Jun 29, 2010
According to Google: Agua is always feminine, but it uses the masculine article in the singular because it begins with the letter A and the first syllable is accented, and if it were preceded by la it would sound like lagua.Jun 29, 2010
I wrote, I need more water but DL corrected with, I need many water. I haven't heard any one saying, I need many water.
No one would ever say many water in English which was in the supposed correct answer.
It will give several POSSIBLE options. YOU must use common sense to choose the correct one.
they translated this as: I need many water - this does not make sense. I said I need much water. I was marked wrong
You should report it as both: My answer is correct AND The correct answer has an error.