"How many cats do you have?"
Translation:Πόσες γάτες έχεις;
There are three words for cat in Modern Greek:
- η γάτα, which is feminine (plural: οι γάτες) ---> Correct sentence: Πόσες γάτες έχεις;
- ο γάτος, which is masculine (plural: οι γάτοι) ---> Correct sentence: Πόσους γάτους έχεις;
- το γατί, which is neuter (plural: τα γατιά) ---> Correct sentence: Πόσα γατιά έχεις;
the cat is "η γάτα" so it's a female. When you are asking about female nouns you use "πόσες". "Πόσα" you use if you are asking about may neutral nouns.
the word cats can be masculine, feminine or neuter why use this in teaching questions. I understood that we have been taught that cat is feminine in the animals lesson and then used ποσες γατεσ εχεις. this example totally confused me for ages.