"It is the cats' food."
Translation:Det är katternas mat.
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Cat's represents the possessive of a single cat whereas cats' represents the possessive of multiple cats. It's just how we handle possessives in English. However, sometimes you'll also see proper names with just the apostrophe at the end and those are definitely singular most of the time (i.e. Jesus' sandals).
No, the sentences in both the original and the translation - Swedish/English & English Swedish - were mixed together and some words were not available for the selection offered. This may have been a temporary glitch..? Some even said translate form Swedish, but the sentence was already in English.
This one threw me, is this really correct? Katternas?
Yes. It's both plural AND possessive.
- katt = cat
- en katt = a cat
- katten = the cat
Singular & Possessive:
- kattens = the cat's
- en katts = a cat's
- katter = cats
- katterna = the cats
Plural & Possessive:
- katternas = the cats'