"Our cat drinks milk."
Translation:Onze kat drinkt melk.
the rules say that if you have a noun that starts with "de" you use onze and if the noun starts with "het" then it is ons
A kater is a male cat (Or a hangover :p). A kat is a cat in general or a female cat.
Thought you might like to know there is a similar crossover in Slovenian! But I think it is the fem. form of cat here for hangover:
Mačka - Cat, hangover ☺
one cat would 'drinkt' ('One cat drinks' in English) two cats would 'drinken' ('Two cats drink' in English)
Why can't I say, "Ons kat drinkt melk." Instead of, "Onze kat drinkt melk."?
Elardus is right, when it's de kat is onze kat. But when is for example anything with het like het ei, it's ons ei.
FUN FACT: In Flemish (and several Dutch dialects), people use ons for people or beings they consider as close as family members. So in this case "Ons kat drinkt melk" could work, but indicates you consider the cat as a part of your family and are speaking on behalf of the family.
Please read all comments, someone else has already asked this question (and got an answer).
Because that's how the conjugation of drinken in the simple present goes for the third person singular.
The 1st person singular uses only the stem of the verb.
The second and third (singular) use the stem of the verb+t
All the plural ones use the same verb form as the infinitive.
Hope this helps.