I have a *legitimate* question on a locked discussion
Here is the link: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/292091 (Nous avons une chatte - We have a cat) My question is why is the last word "chatte" when there is only ONE cat? If it was more than one, then Google translate shows "chats" as plural, and the other word as something undesirable/vulgar meaning. Why wouldn't this just be "Nous avons une chat"?
That is the feminine, singular version of cat in French. However, it's fairly vulgar, so just un chat is fine.
"chatte" has nothing to do with plurality. The extra "te" shows it's feminine :)
''Chatte'' is not the plurial of ''chat'', it's the feminine of ''chat''. ''Chat'' in plurial is ''chats'' or ''chattes'' (feminine plurial). If you have anothers questions you can tell them to me I'm a native french speaker.
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Because the article used is feminine, "une", the noun is also feminine, "chatte". Otherwise it would be "un chat".