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"The cat drinks its milk."

Translation:De kat drinkt zijn melk.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NucaFuntineli

Could it be like "de kat drinkt haar melk"? (assuming you have no idea about the gender of the cat)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arturo_Z
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I got the awnser wrong and the correction was " De kat drinkt z'n melk". Pray tell what is z'n?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReneeDubuc

Why is "ervan" wrong here? Isn't that the alternative possessive? Why is it not acceptable here?

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skeeterbyte

I have the same question!

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarrenLasso

So if I were trying to say "The cat drinks his milk", would I use 'zijn' as well? How could you tell the difference between the two sentences?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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It will depend on the context:

De melk van de jongen valt op de grond. De kat drinkt zijn melk. = The boy's milk falls on the ground. The cat drinks his milk.

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Ik geef de kat melk. De kat drinkt zijn melk. = I give the cat milk. The cat drinks its milk.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarrenLasso

Ah okay, that's what I assumed, dank je wel!

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