"Os gatos dos meninos"

Translation:The boys' cats

November 7, 2014



"The cats of the boys"?? Is that a phrase or sentence at all..?

March 2, 2015


It's a phrase, albeit an awkward one in English. We would normally say "the boys' cats".

April 5, 2015


they marked my answer with the apostrophe wrong. for duolingo it should be "tge boys cats" -.-

November 27, 2017


the word bank version of this question is broken, not offering a way to construct the correct answer of " boys' "

July 22, 2018


I hesitated on that, too. But it accepted it as correct without the possessive apostrophe after 'boys'.

October 26, 2018


Duo was wrong to accept your answer without the apostrophe as that simply means more than one boy.

January 26, 2019


This should be the cats belong to the boys or the boys' cats

December 6, 2014


The meaning is quite the same. But they are different setences:

The cats belong to the boys = Os gatos pertecem aos meninos

The boys' cats or The cats of the boys = Os gatos dos meninos

March 3, 2015


Why can't this also be The cats of the kids?

December 11, 2014


The boys' cats. That's how you say it in English.

(The cats that belong to the boys... there is a punctuation error in the answer choices, which makes the correct answer very difficult to deduce/select.)

January 16, 2018


"The boys' cats" is accepted.

January 16, 2018


I am so glad someone spotted and mentioned the punctuation error! I thought I was going to have to read to the end of the comments before mentioning it! Have a lingot!

March 27, 2019


It is supposed to be (boys') with the apostrophe!

August 16, 2018


The boys cats is a phrase; it could answer the question 'who did this?'. But 'The cats belong to the boys' is a complete sentence that stands on its own,and could not really be used as an answer in the same way. Seems a bit unfair, but it is probably Duo's way of helping us to understand about sentance structure... hope my comment helps a bit.

July 30, 2018


Strange...I wrote "The boy's cats" and was told I was incorrect. I don't understand.

July 8, 2019


= os gatos do menino.

July 8, 2019


The apostrophe has to go after the s, because there is more than one boy.

July 8, 2019
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