"It is a puppy."
Translation:El este un cățel.
Even though "puppy" is masculine (and "dog"), if the puppy/dog in question is a female dog, can the word be changed to feminine? In Spanish, it's taught that "dog", "puppy", "cat", etc. are masculine nouns, but then in real life, if you have a female animal, you can change the word to feminine.
Why is "Este o cățel" wrong? I thought I wrote it down from another sentence I'd seen before plus "o" was one of the options for translating "a" from English. Thanks!
Cățel, just like câine, is a masculine noun:
un cățel, doi căței
un câine, doi câini
You use "o" for feminine nouns only. Example:
pisică - cat
o pisică - one cat/a cat (it depends)
Thank you! I must have written it down wrong, then. Don't remember where I saw it.