So cat is masculine in the singular (gato) but in the plural it becomes feminine? Would it be correct to say os gatos for a group of male cats?
gato(s) = male/female cat(s)
gata(s) = female cat(s)
I wrote the babes drink milk
Cats should not drink milk.
Lions should also not read books but here we are
This confused me too. Why the gender switch when plural?
Gender does not swich. Os gatos means male cats. As gatas means female cats. Gata and gatas is also slang for an atractive woman, but it is very common slang
I was also confused. I wrote it correctly but I though the translation will be " babies drink milk". Why is it o gato for singluar and as gatas and not os gatos for plural?
Gata is a female cat
Gatas is female cats
Gato is a male cat
Gatos is either male cats or a mixture of male and female cats
So what if you had 10 female cats and one male? Would you say Os gatos?
Yes I think so
It's funny because in my native tongue - Filipino, if you think of the word "gatas" just the word itself and not being "pluralized" in this sentence, in my native language it means milk. And then this sentence has leite in it which also means milk.
Hmmm... in Greek milk is "γαλα/ gala"
They just taught gata=babe, now its wrong? Inconsistent.
Hi Scott... Bebe = drink.... Gato = male cat.. Gata=female cat
Isn't "cats drink milk" a valid translation? Is it always necessary to translate the definite article?
cats drink milk would be a generic statement, that would be gatos bebem leite or gato bebe leite or o gato bebe leite. I would say gato bebe leite is the most used when doing a general statement.
It can be either "gatos" or "gatas"