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Gato vs Gata

I.m confused. Isn't the word itself masculine? How are you supposed to know when you're talking about a female cat to translate it correctly?

August 1, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Devrie

If you don't know that it's a female cat, just call it a gato. :)

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

el gato is male, la gata is female, Some animal names (perro) work this way, and some (tortuga) do not.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zenzic

How do you know which are which? Is it limited to names that are inherently masculine (end in an 'o')? Or is it just a matter of memorizing a list?

September 11, 2013
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