Where on earth did "poes" come from
Good question. It is the first time i read this word
Also, where on earth did "kater" come from?
Poes, cognate of puss. I'm pretty sure Kater is a tom. Also my mate's surname.
❤❤❤❤❤ - feminine cat, is my guess
Why did I get poes in the suggested nouns instead of kat? Is it a synonym?
It would seem the translation for 'poes' is in fact 'puss'. So the sentence being "It is our puss" is seemingly acceptable
Poes = female cat
Kater = male cat
Kat = officially also male cat, but is used for both
When do you use onze and ons?
I have the answer: Het- words get 'ons' and de-words get 'onze' thus: de kat->onze kat an het huis-> ons huis.
How come the correct answer states "Het is onze kat"?
Because in this case Het is meaning "it" not "the". When het is "the" you would use ons. Example: the book het boek ... ons boek
My list of possible words to select had "kater" instead of "kat". Are those synonyms?
Kater is a male cat according to my dutchman
Good to have one around for reference. Do you keep him in the attic?
And more importantly, does he fly?
If "kat" is a de-noun, then why is "Het is onze kat." the correct translation instead of "Hij is onze kat."?
In this sentence 'Het is' is the translation of 'It is' ('het' the personal pronoun). The fact that 'kat' is a 'de'-word is not related to the use of 'het' here. 'Hij is onze kat' would translate as 'he is our cat'.
Can "Hij is onze kat" refer to a male cat? Or only to a person, just like English?
I don't think that would be wrong.
You can call a tom He in English...
Shouldn't 'It is David,' be 'He is David'?
Just to let you know, "kat" and "poes" are the same thing.
Why can you not say 'Dat is onze kat'?
Dat = that
Dit = this
Het = it
Why not ons?
The solutions says "het is onze kat"
? I'm not sure what you're trying to say.
oh, checking again, my mistake!
Difference between "ons" and "onze"?
My understanding is that ons is used with "het" words and Onze is used with "de" words as the above post is showing.
If "it" can be translated as "het" "hij" or "zij" , when do you use which? If you've already been speaking about it?