"Our cat"

Translation:Nosso gato

January 30, 2013

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mal23

Why is "nossa gata" marked incorrect?


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

Because gata is a female cat. If a cat is mentioned without it's gender, as it was in this instance, it is automatically considered to be male. This applies to most animals.


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

On the other hand, I was just doing this review again and it did accept nossa gata. Perhaps someone reported it. Tehnically, it is still correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cdc2200

I typed "nossa gata" and it was accepted as a right answer


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

"Gato nosso" would be acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/markyw01

I wrote 'nosso gato', it said wrong. Apparently, according to the correction, I should have written, 'vosso gato'. So next time I wrote 'vosso gato', guess what? It was wrong, should have been, 'nosso gato'... What on earth happened there?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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That sounds like a glitch. "Nosso/nossos/nossa/nossas" is "our/ours" and "vosso/vossos/vossa/vossas" is "your/yours (pl)".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/victoria955272

can it be tuas gatos?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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No.

tuas means that multiple feminine things belong to tu (you: singular/informal).
gatos is "cats", plural/masculine.

You were asked to translate "our cat", a singular cat who belongs to us (nos). Therefore the only two possible answers are nosso gato (our cat, who is male) and nossa gata (our cat, who is female).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NancyTaylo262000

I am confused about when to add the a/o in front of the nosso. Previous example was " a nossa ma├ža". But this is '"nosso gato". Why not "o nosso gato"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Because there must be agreement. If you say gata, you have to say nossa. If you say gato, you have to say nosso.

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