"Our turtles are green."
Translation:Nuestras tortugas son verdes.
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I thought "nuestras" referred to who was doing the referring--e.g. either men or women. The error message that showed up indicates that "nuestras" is tied to "tortuga" and as a result uses an "a" not an "o." Is that true?
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I thought tortugas can be both male and female? Los tortugas and las tortugas are both correct, right?
This does not seem to be true for cats, because I often see gata. Would it be different if we all had turtles as pets? If I know I am referring to a mother turtle, is she still a masculine noun? (as in, "the mother turtle lays her eggs and buries them in the sand.") I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the intricacies and subtleties of gender in Spanish.
In my school my teacher taught us that nosotros can be used for masculine or feminie and we didn't really even learn nosotras. Is it based on different country dialects?
If you are a man, there will always be a man in a group that you refer to as "us", and this single man would dominate grammatically. Perhaps this is what she meant?
I am new to Spanish. It seemed that "s" was for "you" and "en" was for "plural". Any help with this? In other words, why not "verden"?