Thin vs. watery

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jokaec

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Chinese - Hong Kong
1) I don't like thick congee. I like "thin" or "watery" congee.
2) I like thick borsch. I don't like "thin" or "watery" borsch.


Basically, I like the congee with more water and borsch with less water. In this case, are these two words both correct? If so, which is better in this situation. Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    Watery has a negative connotation = "like water" with the nuance of "of poor/cheap quality"
    Thin tends to be neutral = lacking viscosity or "body"; not having a substantial texture and/or "mouth-feel".

    Which you choose will depend on which you mean. :)
     
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