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#1043

No, I mean “waters” in the sense of the German “Wässer” (or “Gewässer”). You can have one water (Wasser) and several different waters (Wässer) - according to my dictionary. :slight_smile:


#1044

What about person, people and peoples. That’s a double-plurality there. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#1045

Don’t ask me - my English is horrible(s). :wink:


#1046

There’s no “no” there because there’s no contradiction present. Talking about specific types of water isn’t referring to the same thing as water in general.

But sure, some words like coffee, beer, tea, and water can be used in a countable form as well, whereas it’s hard to imagine someone saying jewelries or informations.


#1047

Water

Waters

grafik

The above two together would be Waterses.


#1048

Themses hobbitses stoles meses ringses.


#1049

No, because you can have different “waters”. There is no “the water” - except you are talking at a meta level. :slight_smile:

I knew you would come up with a guy named Waters. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#1050

Seriously though I would translate “waters” with “Gewässer” if that makes any sense.


#1051

People = plural (English)
Gente = singular (italian)
During my high school last exam, my English teacher corrected me twice “People is” instead of “People are”. I still remember that.


#1052

In what context?


#1053

People is strange
When you is stranger


#1054

People ___ growing fast in that place

I always put are in that blank space.


#1055

I´m not sure I understand the sentence. Does it mean that individual people are growing up fast in a particular area or that the overall number of people is growing (by birthrate) in that part of a country or something?


#1056

A multitude of persons.


#1057

“People are growing up fast in that place” is correct then. What did your teacher tell you?

“People are growing fast in that place” is an incomplete and unclear sentence.

The number of people is” growing fast in that place is correct.


#1058

People is growing fast in this place if you waters it.


#1059

grafik


#1060

People are, while I had said, for two times, people is, which is wrong.
The reason is that in Italian, people=“gente”, which is singular.


#1061

So one person is a gente, too?


#1062

No. “La gente” means a multitude of persons.
There’s no “gente” if there’s only one person. In that case, it’s a “persona”.