Su gato come? His, her, your... confused
Okay I'm thoroughly confused on my possessives lesson.
I got the sentence "Su gato come" I get that the cat eats but how can you tell if it's her cat, his cat, or your cat?
According to my understanding, su can refer to your, his, and her.
However, in the informal or more used dialect, people may use "tu" to refer to "your" instead of "su".
So to refer to your cat, you can say su gato, or tu gato, both are right, but when I can speak Spanish : ) I will be going mostly with the "tu" to refer to your. As it is less formal and commonly used.
Oh ok, I just thought I would make sure. In the lesson it only gave me "su gato come" so I really didn't have any context to go off of. I chose to say "your cat eats" and it said that it was correct but it might have also marked it as correct if I had put he or she, I don't know.
Yes, it is supposed to accept every possible answer in the absence of context.
Incidentally, if you do need clarification when you write sentences, you would use 'de' for example: El gato de Sieden come, although for long subjects you would invert them: Come el gato de Sieden = Sieden's cat eats.
oh man, inverting the sentence is really going to play a number on my poor brain. I would understand it if I read it but I don't think that I could put it together on my own just yet.
The (possibly) good thing is that with certain things, we have options such as: Lo estoy haciendo Estoy haciéndolo Which both mean "I am doing it"
Spanish is comaratively easy. The word order will come. It is a great language.