I could see one person forgetting they have a dog, not a cat, but "all of you" forgot? Your poor dog.
Maybe the dog looks like a cat. And the vet is informing them on what they actually have after their having been deceived into buying this poor animal by a transient cat salesman.
Or maybe they're treating the dog like a cat, and this is supposed to be a wake up call!
Oh my! This really made me laugh! Grazie for your wit!
This confused me, I got that avete is the voi form, but how can "you [all] have a (one) dog"?
A family would fit that!? - Our dog thinks he's a cat, he's always trying to climb trees!!
whatever happened to "tu ha"?
It is "avete" (not "hai") because of the plural form of "you", "voi". Thus: "Voi avete un cane".
Well I know tu is singular and in this case it's more of a "y'all" but I don't know why it changed from ha to avete...
Can't this sentence be interpreted as having an imperative verb? Something like "have a dog, not a cat"?
The imperative is "abbiate" (http://www.italian-verbs.com/verbi-italiani/coniugazione.php?id=1295).
Thanks man! I don't know where I looked it up, but the info they gave me was wrong! I've been scratching my head over this :D
Can't it be "you own a dog not a cat"?
Following. Same question
So would this be (voi) avete, Not (tu) avete, correct?
Sì. Voi avete. Tu hai.
But i bought all this cat food...
Seriously, we should know what we have!
E non se ne erano accorti????
what is the significance of the 2nd person plural form? i know the forms go I, you, he/she/it, we, ???, and they
Second person plural form is used if you are directly addressing a group of people, for example: you are talking to a bunch of friends or you are addressing a team.
Cant you just say 'hai un cane'
Is "Avete" for "You all have"? Can it be used in the singular " you" form too?
Voi avete, Tu hai
I wrote you own a dog not a cat and was marked wrong. Doesn't avete mean own as well?
"For the last time, Johnny..."
Well kArEn, the "cAt" can be a fraking horse if it wants to! It's almost 2020
I typed exactly the right answer and it was marked incorrect.
I wrote "Have a dog, not a cat" as I thought it was an instruction to a group of people - oops!