"The cats are ours."
Translation:Le gatte sono le nostre.
If there is only 1 cat and it is female, you would say "la gatta" and if there was more than 1 female cat, you would say "le gatte".
For 1 male cat, it is "il gatto" and for more than 1 cat (either male or a mixture of male/female) you would say "i gatti".
Bottom line is that both "i gatti" and "le gatte" are correct, depending on the cat's gender(s)!
If their genders are unknown then you should use "gatti" as that's a descriptor for multiple male cats, cats of unknown gender, and a mixture of male and female cats. "Gatte" is a descriptor for multiple female cats. "Gatta" is a singular female cat. And "gatto" is a singular male cat, and I'd assume a cat of unknown gender.
"I gatti sono le nostre" should be "I gatti sono i nostri".
First 'io' means 'I' (english I, as in I am so and so. Like spanish 'yo') so 'io ho' would mean i have. Or u could just say 'ho' which would also mean i have. U can include or exclude io next to ho. Because ho already implies io.
'I' (italian i) is the plural form of il. So il gatto (the cat) in plural would be i gatti (the cats).
You wouldn't say i ho. You could say io ho il gatto (i have the cat). Or ho il gatto. Or io ho i gatti (i have the cats). Or ho i gatti.
I don't know, but I get the idea that "le gatte" is not something that's going to show up in Italian daily usage too often, know what I mean? How often does one speak of a group of only female cats? I don't think I ever have, until this very moment...
I vote that "i gatti" should also be accepted, under the circumstances.
Mark the correct meaning The cats are ours.
Correct solution: Le gatte sono le nostre. This is not right! The cats are PLURAL! Should it not be I gatti instead of le gatti ????
The choices were: Le gatti sono le nostre Le gatte è le nostre. Le gatte sono le nostre
None of the options even seemed correct!
Should there not have been an option for: i gatti sono i nostri
On this video at 2:32 it shows Nostro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=162&v=RZL7o1L-1UQ&feature=emb_logo
UPDATE: OK so I read some of the other answers here and it looks like this covers an advanced detail that I have not seen outlined in the grammar tips so far (I will look this up elsewhere)
So while the default for cat is masculine is i gatti, if this is a group of ALL FEMALE cats, it becomes feminine (next level weird, but whatev...) so if you see the phrase Le gatte, it is assumed to not be a mistake, but rather a group of female cats.
So "Le gatte sono le nostre." is agreeing with the plural female cats. So this explains why I was getting so many wrong answers on this one thing... Whew! Less ignorant now.