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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sonyat

"Our cat eats potato."

January 18, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sonyat

No one says "papa". They say "papas." Saying "papa" is like using the singular of french fries.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guatemama07

I agree. I don't think any native speaker would use "papa" here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uberche

It's rarely used in English either but it could be if you were meaning they eat all kinds of potatoes. Like I eat meat. Or I drink juice. But it's not so common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RAMOSRAUL

And more over,papa(s) it is not 100% standard Spanish. It is very wide spread, but the word is "patata(s)" see: http://lema.rae.es/drae/srv/search?key=papa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewHj

Does anyone else think that this isn't phrased properly in English? I would never, ever say "I eat potato" or "she eats potato," even if it was describing a thing that I do habitually. I would say "I eat a potato" though. I suppose it doesn't really matter if the phrases to be translated are stilted English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RAMOSRAUL

Same in Spanish... you would use plural for countable nouns or singular with article


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Empirefan

Potatoes are potato, so the cat eats potato.

But either-or are okay, in my opinion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jjdplol

Potatoes potato, tomato tomatoes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sjholderman

How are we suppose to know it is a female cat?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/souls2free

if it is a female cat its, gata if it is a male cat it is, gato


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/illdiewithoutpi

it said that "the cat" is changed to "la gata" rather than "el gato" why they decided that, i have no idea


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meliesa

I do not understand why the word "gato" changes gender here to "gata"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackRM110

"nuestro gato come papa" worked for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paleeden

Well, it didn't work for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jimhanandre

Did not work for me either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/parkcityfan

wouldn't this be comemos, not come


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shantirel

No, there is one cat, and it's 3rd person, so 'come' is alright. 'Comemos' would fit if the subject was 'we'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uberche

Nostromos (we) VS Nuestro (our)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Narnito

i learnt something new about patatas :) i think for it to be comemos it needs to be a group of cats, cos the cat is the one eating?

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