"The cats are gray."
Translation:Los gatos son grises.
How do you know what the ending is for something like 'gris'? I did "Las gatas son gris", and it told me the color should be grises. Is it just memorization?
mommarigo,- no there's a rule for colors. ES when the word finishes with a voyel with a written accent such as : cortés = corteses. also finishing with a consonant : feliz = felices, superior = superiores.
The answer was "Los gatos" and "Las gatos". If you were speaking about multiple female cats, it should be "Las gatas". It's a trick, with one part being female (las) and the other male (gatos).
why is son being used, i thought son is used for inanimate objects, cats are animate
Son is not used for inanimate objects, it is a conjugation of ser which is one translation of the English "to be" used for plurals. "Ustedes son idiotas" por ejemplo, o "Los chinos son más que un billón"
I think that you use "ser" when for things such as description (El gato es gris), profession, nationality, material something is made of, and identification. So that is why it would be "son" instead of "están."
I've always thought of it like "Son" is used for permanent things like "Ellos son muy viejos" While "Está" is used for things that are temporary like "Como estás?".
But that's just me. ;)
How are cats both gatas and gatos? Does it have to do with the gender of the cat?
Dont understand. Why "los gatos son grises" while " las gatas blancas comen arroz"? Please help to explain. Just 1 heart left. ;-(