"The cats are ours."

Translation:Le gatte sono le nostre.

June 23, 2013



Another correct solution:

<pre>Le gatte sono le nostre </pre>

how can this be another correct solution when the plural of il gatto is i gatti and not le gatte??

June 23, 2013


"Le gatte" in this case would mean all the cats were female. If the cats were all male or male and female or you just weren't sure, then "i gatti" would be fine.

June 24, 2013


Does this apply for all animals (i.e. things that have a real-world gender)? If so it's different to French, where 'cat' stays masculine regardless of the gender of the actual animal. Thanks!

February 23, 2014


It is not different to French: i gatti = les chats; le gatte = les chattes (female). Same logic...

March 29, 2014


Good question - am awaiting a reply - thanks also to coobster for the initial question.

March 18, 2014


Not true. In French you differentiate between chat and chatte. Masc vs fem.

July 3, 2018


I understand what you're saying but the sentence in no way states the cats are all female. How are we to know this?

February 13, 2019


How do we know that "The cats are ours." means they we all female?

April 17, 2019

May 21, 2019


I just wrote "i gatti sono le nostre" and it did not accept it. It said "le gatte" is the right answer

December 22, 2013


I think that's because the "le nostre" did not agree with the gender of "i gatti". As long as both the subject and possessive are the same gender, it's correct

January 4, 2014


The correct would be i gatti sono i nostri or le gatte sono le nostre.

April 6, 2019


That is right. My answer was i gatti sono i nostri!

July 30, 2019


you are absolutely right might; I'm also shocked Il gatto O plu I gatti

May 21, 2019


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)!

March 14, 2014



May 21, 2019


I put 'i gatti sono nostri' - missed out the article - but my answer was still correct. Is the article optional or is this a bug? Thanks!

August 10, 2013


The same here and i am not sure if is good

February 22, 2014


when the possessive adjective follows a form of essere the article is optional. For example: i cani sono miei or i cani sono i miei.

April 6, 2019


I wonder if you already have the definite article once in reference to the nouns the second one is optional.

March 19, 2019


i gatti sono i nostri could be another correct solution

May 24, 2014


that's what i put and it was marked wrong.

September 6, 2018


In general yes but it is not in the given multiple choice question.

August 21, 2018


Thats what i put but it was wrong

November 13, 2018


Ma i gatti pensano che gli umani siano i loro.

May 11, 2017


Not enough info to determine gender here

November 9, 2014


Is nostre dependant on what version of gatto is used? Or the other way around?

September 3, 2014


Thanks Pepe, I buy your answer

October 21, 2014


Why is it "sono"? If they "ARE OUR" cats, why isn't it siete? Isn't siete the word for "are" when referring to our property? Doesn't "sono" mean the cats are "their" cats?

February 17, 2016


the verb corresponds to the cats i.e. sono=they are. siete= you (plural) are

April 11, 2017


I wrote "i gatti sono i nostri" but the answer given was "le gatte sono le nostre" There was no indicate that they were female cats.

January 19, 2019


How is I gatti sono i nostri not accepted?!

July 16, 2019


If it doesn't clarify m/f cats then what? "I gatti sono le nostre" was wrong. I had to translate "the cats are ours."

August 12, 2014


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".

August 13, 2014


When is it i, io, or il preceeding a word? For example, why is it: "Io ho"not "i ho" "I gatti" not "il gatti" Is there a rule I can learn to help me remember? Please!

January 8, 2015


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.

February 28, 2015


Why doesn't "sono I nostri gatti" work?

June 29, 2015


technically that means 'they are our cats' rather than 'the cats are ours'. small difference, but still...

April 11, 2017


Soo why doesnt nostro work????

December 27, 2017


Good information

April 28, 2018


If gatto is masculine in the singular, isn't the plural also masculine i gatti or is this some sort of exception to the rule?

May 1, 2018


So is cat feminine or masculine??? Gatto masculine but le gatti is now plural feminine??? Arrggh

June 2, 2018


il gatto is masculine, therefor i gatti is plural - why hasn't this been corrected?

March 9, 2019


Incorrect plural form of gatto.... il gatto / i gatti

April 18, 2019


Another curve that I'm suppose to know? Just kill me now.

May 7, 2019
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