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


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

August 2, 2013

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

August 1, 2013

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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