So if the cat were male, it would be Это мой кот. ?
So unlike in the German language, the gender of the noun "cat" changes due to the gender of the cat? Or did you just mean that if the noun were male, hypothetically, you would use Мой?
It's not unlike german: кошка/Katze is female, кот/Kater is male.
Why моя not мои?
моя кошка (female)
мой кот (male)
I read that cat gender is assumed female if it is unknown, but you need to use the proper version of "my/mine" if you know the cat is male.
Is the same as " la jirafa" (giraffe) in Spanish
It's the same in portuguese too! In this case you'd say: "a girafa"
"мои" is for plural.
"мои кошки" (my cats, that's ok if there are male and female cats)
it depends on gender
Why is это used and not эта? Cat is feminine correct?
This is (or it is) = это.
Эта and others are used for "this", e.g.: I have this cat = У меня есть эта кошка.
What's the difference between эта and этот then?
Is it unnatural to simply say моя кошка on its own?
Also, reposting "Hunter Brinkmann"'s question:
Why is это used and not эта?
Это мои кот marked correctly for me.
It was marked wrong for me Barefoppy :(
If you use кот, then use мой, along with it. If you use кошка, use моя with it.
Why is "Она моя кошка" incorrect? Is it grammatically incorrect or just unnatural?
I think кошка is male so you use OH istead maybe
Is it possible to say Оно моя кошка?
What us the difference between мои and моя?
Before it says Моя Кошка and the answer was "It is my Cat " and now it say it is my cat but mark as wrong Моя кошка...
I typed это мой кот and it was correct so i assume it was a male cat. Since cats are assumed masculine unless other wise
why not OHO ? for "it"uses OHO
Why it is not это мой кошка instead of это моя кошка?
How do I know if the cat is male or female? :)))
If you don't know you shold use the female form.
Can you just exchange "this" and "it" however you want? In other courses there is a strict separation but in Russian it doesn't matter which you use?
so when i say (my mom) i say (moя mama)?
I should be able to say она моя кошка right?
what is the difference between kot and кошка?
"Кошка" is the common name of a species of animal and the female of this species. A "кот" is a male cat.
How do I knlw when to put моя, мои, мой, or моё?