Why is "des chats" not correct...? They don't ask for THE cats.
For generalities, the English skip the article but the French use a definite article.
confuses me when I can't write 'des' if in English there is no article..
tip: if you are not sure, just add "in general" at the end, then if it works in meaning, that's a generality, so use le, la, les
Why is "les chattes" not accepted? Can't the subject be a bunch of female cats? I'm confused.
This sentence is like a proverb, a universal truth: everybody knows that cats can see in the dark.
It is not about a bunch of female cats, but all cats in the world.
Therefore, the generic 'les chats' is what is needed to express that.
Got it. Thank you for your help!