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)
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.
Это мои кот marked correctly for me.
It was marked wrong for me Barefoppy :(
Is it unnatural to simply say моя кошка on its own?
Also, reposting "Hunter Brinkmann"'s question:
Why is это used and not эта?
Is it possible to say Оно моя кошка?
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?
Why is "Она моя кошка" incorrect? Is it grammatically incorrect or just unnatural?
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?