"The cat is not mine."

Translation:A gata não é minha.

January 9, 2013

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Why is this wrong? o gato não é minho Can't the cat be male?

January 9, 2013

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The cat can be male, but the masculine form of minha is meu.

January 9, 2013


How do you know what form (male or female) gato or gata?

February 2, 2013


If you know the sex of the cat you can use the correct form, but as a default I would always use the male form: o gato não é meu.

February 3, 2013


Gat(o) =male... Gat(a)= female.... same for all other species

September 15, 2014



March 3, 2017


we can't know if the cat is male or female in english. both answer should be correct!

June 16, 2013


Both b and c were correct for me

February 4, 2014


Meu ou minha =mine

November 17, 2014


Guys, it says mark ALL correct translations so if you had both "a gata nao e minha" and "o gato nao e meu" you probably need to check both. I hope this helps. :) (Also sorry for lack of accents.)

January 28, 2014


How come you can't say "o gato não é o meu"? When should you use the definite article?

December 22, 2013


meu is related to the cat, so you can't say "o meu". So, you need to add another word to relate to cat: Este gato não é o meu.

December 22, 2013


Hey man! Off topic question...how can you learn Japanese when its still in beta? Or do you learn Japanese - English instead of the other way around?

September 8, 2017


There is any difference between meu and minho?

April 9, 2013


Yes, meu is the masculine form, not minho. "Meu gato é preto" "esse gato não é meu" "meus gatos são bem cuidados". (Dont confuse with mí/mío in spanish.... in portuguese thats easier, just meu(s), minha(s)) bons estudos...

April 9, 2013


How is meu/minha in portugese different from mio/mia in spanish??

February 6, 2014


mi = meu/minha. (lo) mío / (la) mía = o meu / a minha.

February 6, 2014


What about "O gato é não minho" is this correct?

April 9, 2013


Please, check another replied comments here. As erudis said: "minho" doesn't exist. "meu" is the masculine form of "my".

May 8, 2013


Also "não" comes after the verb.

April 18, 2014


I'm not sure why, "A gata não é minha." is incorrect? If we're talking about a female cat wouldn't we use "minha"?

June 26, 2013


Thats not incorrect!

June 26, 2013


Mine was same, marked correct. :)

May 14, 2014


I am a female and what if I am talking about a male cat. How do I phrase that? O gato nao eh a minha? gato for male cat and minha for mine in feminine form?

January 6, 2014


the possessive adjectives/pronouns agree woth the noun, not the speaker. So, either a woman or a man would say "o gato é meu" and "a gata é minha".

January 6, 2014


Why " A gata nao é minha" is incorrect? Gata is female and minha is also femenine. Can someone help me to understand?

January 13, 2014


That's not wrong. Just report the error.

January 13, 2014


Thank you.... I will report the error.

January 13, 2014


But, this was a written exercise, not a multiple choice. So, if I write "O gato não e minho" would that not be correct? O gato and minho were both underlined.

January 11, 2017


The word "minho" does not exist.

  • masc. = meu

  • fem. = minha

January 12, 2017


From Wikipedia:

Minho (Portuguese: [ˈmiɲu]) or Miño (Spanish: [ˈmiɲo], Galician: [ˈmiɲo]) is the longest river in Galicia, Spain, with a length of 340 kilometres (210 mi).

The name comes from Latin minius, meaning cinnibar, lead, or vermilion, essentially, "the red river". The Minno waters vineyards and farmland, is used to produce hydroelectric power, and also delineates a section of the Spanish–Portuguese border. In ancient English maps, it appears as Minno


"Minha" is the feminine that goes with "a gata" while "meu" is the masculine to couple up with "o gato" here. It is also "é" with the acute accent as otherwise "e" alone means, "and" rather than "is" making it one of the most important diacritical marks in Portuguese.

February 18, 2017


I cant say: "o gato não é de mim"?

February 21, 2017


No, it does not work as possessive.

February 22, 2017
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