Jimin's voice is a hundred times sweeter to learn this word than the speaking robot :") (with no offence toward you useful speaking robot ;)
I think that he's saying that a cat is an animal, so 입니다 is the to be form for it (sorry for my english)
I thought that "고양이" could also translate to "cats", but it was marked as incorrect. Since there is no marker in the word "고양이" to indicate that we're talking about a specific cat or specific group of cats, this means that we're speaking about a cat or cats in general. Can someone please explain?
"고양이" means cat by itself. the "이" at the end doesnt act as a marker in this case. If you wanted to say "a cat" in a specific case, it would translate to 고양이가. Hope this helped!
Thank you for your help, but I'm still wondering if "고양이" could translate to "cats"?
I had the same question because the plural marker is optional, so even if there is no plural marker, it could still be plural, right?