кошки is also the genitive case of кошка. The expression "нет ..." ("there is no ...", "I don't have...") requires genitive case.
So if you want to say "I do not have cats" would it be у меня нет кошкы or something?
Ah, interesting. I kind of wish they would show that in the same chapter, though I understand why they may not.
Just watch out for those Slavic plurals ;-) , You have one plural form for 2,3 and 4 things and another form for 5 and above
Also, mind that words ending in "к" always take "и" to form their plural form and not "ы". Same applies for "г", "х", "ж", "ч", "ш" and "щ".
Why don't they have at least some of the conjugation theory someplace you can review it all at once? That would really help.
I do not have cats; I have one cat. Like that? I assume if you say "у меня нет кошки" [I do not have a cat], you're still meaning "у меня нет кошек" [I do not have cats]. But if you mean like in the first statement, then...
If Кощки must have the и at the end for the genitive case, then how do you tell if it's plural or not?
Someone else pointed out that it would be У меня нет кошек. I guess once you're fluent, you quickly understand that in genitive, the и isn't plural.
Because in English when you're referring to a nonspecific cat , you have to say "a cat" if you're referring to a specific cat oh, you say "the cat"
If you say "I don't have cat" it's not proper English, and it sounds like you don't have the person or animal named "cat"
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