There's no use of the genitive in this sentence. Does anyone know if this was put here for learners to recognize different uses for cait?
cait is also the plural of cat
Right, I'm just wondering if this was put here to emphasize that cait can be cats or cat's.
No? This sentence only has the interpretation "The cats drink water"
My initial post was merely speculating why someone would put a sentence in the "Genitive" lesson that does not contain any words in the genitive case. I get that this sentence can only be translated as "The cats drink water".
Ah. I didn't realize this was the genitive lesson. My bad! I misinterpreted it to think you were thinking cait was only genitive. Sorry!
Also, Duolingo really needs to add something that tells you what lesson a sentence being discussed is in.
Ólann na cait bainne :-)
Not our cats! Bad things happen if they do.
Why can this only be the cats? How would you say "the cat drinks water".
Na is the plural definite article (ie, "the") and cait is the plural of cat ("cats" and "cat", respectively). "The cat drinks water" would be Ólann an cat uisce.