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L'acqua è una cosa senza cui non si può vivere.

Translation

Water is one thing without which one cannot live.

Analysis


L'acqua
è
     1. v. (third-person singular present tense of essere) (he, she, it) is
     essere
          1. v. to be
          2. n. being
una
     1. adj. one
     2. art. (feminine form of uno) an, a
     3. pron. (feminine form of uno) someone, a person
cosa
     1. n. thing, matter
     2. pron. what?
     3. pron. what!
senza
     1. conj. without
     2. prep. without, -less, -lessly
     3. prep. (rowing) coxless
cui
     1. pron. whom
     2. pron. which
     3. pron. whose
non
     1. adv. not
     2. adv. un-
si
     1. pron. (indefinite) one, you, we, they, people. Note: often translated using the passive voice in English.
     2. pron. oneself, himself, herself, itself, themselves, (reciprocal) each other, one another. Note: With some verbs, si is not translated in English.
     3. pron. (the so-called si passivante, used to form the passive voice of a verb) it (but also see note below). Note: verb + si is often translated as become or get + past participle in English.
     sì
          1. adv. yes
può
     1. v. Third-person singular indicative present tense of potere.
     potere
          1. v. can, could, be able to
          2. v. may, might, be possible to
          3. n. power
vivere
     1. v. to live, to be alive
     2. v. to subsist
     3. v. to be
     4. n. living, life
     5. n. lifestyle


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