how do i know if the dog is drinking his water, or if hes drinking your water? I just have to assume?
For me it sounds like "your water" since "its water" could be "a água dele", to avoid misunderstandings. But we have no clue, so "sua" here can be his,her,its,your,their.
Seu is for masculine words and sua for feminine ones.
Água is feminine, so use sua.
- Seu(s) = your, his, its.
- Sua(s) = your, her, its.
So,sometimes we may confuse if the possessive is related to the 2nd person or 3rd person. Then, in 3rd person you can use dele (his/its) and dela (her/its) after the noun.
- Sua família é legal = your/his/her family is nice.
- A família dela é legal = her family is nice.
Now, it's easier to understand the owner. ;)
I don't understant why is not necessary to use the word's article. Shouldn't be o cachorro bebe a sua água?
In Portuguese, do 2 r's get pronounced as a hard h? I heard the computer pronounce rice, 'arroz', as 'a-hoz' and 'cachorro' here sounds like 'cacho-ho'
Toma is literally "take" but it's used idiomaticly to mean "drink". Bebe only means "drink".
In the Motherland yes; in Brazil it is Cachorro = dog (which is puppy in Portuguese speaking countries outside of Brazil), and Cachorrinho = puppy
It is wrong. If the article is included at all, it would come before the possessive, not after it.