Always polite to ask and make sure it really is a cat.
It offered 'Is this a cat?' and 'Is that a cat?' both as correct answers. Is there no differentiation between 'this' and 'that' in Hebrew?
You're right. There is no such distinction in Hebrew.
Where, I don't see a cat?
It is in the kitchen.
How do you pronounce חתול?
Couldn't this also mean "This is a cat?" as an alternative translation?
Could זה חתול also translate to "This cat?", like for a response to "which cat do you think is the oldest?"
No. This cat = החתול הזה.
I'll have to remember to ask this question next time I go to a Hebrew pet store, so I can see their response...