our cat is white.if cat is female the sentence is like this? nuestra gata es blanca. nuestro gato es blanco. Please some one correct me
Your sentences are correct, the first being about a female cat, the second about a male one.
You would use gato if you did not know the cat's gender and possibly when it is not being emphasized. Similar in English to use of the word duck or cow. There is a specific word for the males, but people refer to them as cows and ducks all the time. Even when plumage says that's a drake it is often called a duck when gender is irrelevant.
When words end in an a, the sentence if refering to a female. If a words end in an o, it can be refering to a male, or not a specific gender at all!!
well as much i know, when a noun in plural and end in -os, it means both male and female like gatos (male/female cats), ninos(male/female children). for Ello which is use for IT, (no gender sensitive), i believe expect for ello nouns ending in -o are only for masculine and in -os for both genders.
Do nuestra an nuestro depend on the gender of the party or the of the object?
They depend on the gender of the object. Nuestro gato; Nuestra gata. It doesn't matter if the person owning the cat is a man or a woman; it's the cat's gender that matters.
Actually Caleb what i learnt from other comments is that the gender of owner/s is not important but the gender and the number of object(s) matter. Please correct me if i'm mistaken.
Just based on this sentence, would you be able to tell if it was a group of females with a male cat, or a group of females with a female cat? Or, if you had a group of males with a female cat would it still become nuestra gata?
yep we are females our cat is also female and apparently unlike previous cats ours eats fish instead of books. ;)
your answer is not quite clear to me if juan and pedro have a female cat then the sentence would be this nuestras gata. or nuestros gata
(De pedro y juan) our cat = nuestr(a) gat(a) . Be carefuI when you use the "s" : nuestra(s) gata(s). Likes Mauvebutterfly had said It doesn't matter if the person owning the cat is a man or a woman; it's the cat's gender that matters.
khaakenajaf- nuestra gata, nuestro gato, it goes with the gender of the noun. nuestras gatas, nuestros gatos
Whilst I know that "come un pescado" would be "eats a fish" why do you have to have the "un" there i.e; why is it not still "eats a fish" for "come pescado". Its a singular fish...
More specifically, "mass" and "count" nouns. Water is another example of a mass noun. "Drink more water" rather than "Drink another water." It's also a count noun, but not very common — talking about "waters".
Isn't "nuestra" plural and doesn't it mean our ? so shouldn't gata also be plural?
Nuestra does mean "our", so it's plural in number of people who own the cat. But in Spanish the possessive matches the object, not the owner. One female cat will have the possessive that is feminine and singular. "Nuestra."
Why isn't "come pescado" directly translated to "eats a fish" in English. It's singular.
Can someone please explain the difference between all of the different types of ours and we's?
Nosotros = we, all males or a mixed group
Nosotras = we, all females
Nuestro = Our, when we own a masculine thing
Nuestra = Our, when we own a feminine thing
Nuestros = our, when we own masculine things or a mixed group of things
Nuestras = our, when we own feminine things.
Nosotros tenemos un gato. Es nuestro gato.
We (males or mixed group) have a (male) cat. It is our cat.
Nosotras tenemos un gato. Es nuestro gato.
We (females) have a (male) cat. Es nuestro gato.
Nosotros tenemos unos gatos. Son nuestros gatos.
We (males or mixed group) have some (male or mixed group) cats. They are our cats.
Nosotras tenemos unos gatos. Son nuestros gatos.
We (females) have some (mixed or male) cats. They are our cats.
Nosotros tenemos unas gatas. Son nuestras gatas.
We (males or mixed) have some (female) cats. They are our cats.
Nosotras tenemos unas gatas. Son nuestras gatas.
We (females) have some (female) cats. They are our cats.
Nuestra gata come pescado.
Nuestro gato come pescado.
Nuestro/nuestra has to match the gender of what is owned.
If i wanted to say "Our cat IS eating fish" would it be Nuestra gata ES come pescado." ?
What should i do when i don't know the cat I'm talking about, is female or male? (For example when i see a cat in the street) is that gato or gata??
I think its safe to assume masculine (i.e., nuestro) if you are unsure of the gender in any specific sentence. From what I understand Spanish is spoken in default masculine, unless otherwise specified. :)
why does eat and eats have to different becuase i put our cat eat fis why does that mark it worng
In English, you put eat for a plural subject. "Eats" would be for a singular subject, like cat.
But not for "I" or for "you," even when it's singular. Only for third person singular (he/she/it).
I thought el gato is masculine? How come it is not "Nuestro gato come pescado."? Is it because the cat is supposedly female which overrides the noun being masculine?
el gato and nuestro gato are both masculine
la gata and nuestra gata are both feminine
Yo como - I eat
Tú comes - you (familiar) eat
Usted, él, ella come - you (formal), he, she eats
Nosotros comemos - we eat
Ustedes, ellos, ellas comen - you (plural), they (masculine or mixed), they (feminine) eat