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    question in a shower

    I was travelling on a trip staying at a Hyatt hotel this week. When I was taking a shower yesterday morning, I found the shower water pressure was quite low. I was not happy about it, but started to think how it could be expressed in English. It would be said that "water is small" in my native language, but it kind of sounds funny if I say this in English. What is this supposed be called, water is "small", "low" or something else?

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    Re: question in a shower

    ccie.
    If it were me I would ring the front desk and quote ccie: "The shower water pressure is quite low, can something be done about it, please?".

    not a teacher

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    Re: question in a shower

    'Pressure' is the right word - and the OP used it him/herself ccie: don't worry about translating words, express ideas. And you did that fine. Believe in yourself.

    b

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