"The cat is mine."

Translation:Il gatto è il mio.

August 4, 2013



Why can't I say "E il mio gatto"?

August 4, 2013


I guess because that translates to "It is my cat." At this stage I think Duolingo wants us to learn the literal translations, not the useful meaning.

August 5, 2013


The cat is mine - Il gatto è il mio My cat - Il mio gatto Its my cat - È il mio gatto

Il gatto è mio - Correct?

October 2, 2013


Only if the cat is your close relative, which means, if you yourself are a cat :) So, it is not. Although I might be wrong :)

February 17, 2016


So what's the correct between:

Il gatto è il mio, or Il gatto è mio?

February 11, 2014


The correct answer they gave me is "Il gatto e il mio". The word "il" is required in this case. I haven't figured out why though.

September 18, 2014


Both sentence are correct

February 26, 2015


Here is a pretty good explanation: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/2740042

September 28, 2018


Why can I not say il gatto e il mia?

March 16, 2014


"Mia" goes with a feminine noun. "Il gatto" is masculine. "Il gatto è il mio" would be correct. "Il gatto è mio" without the second article "il" would also be accepted here.

March 17, 2014


Can you also explain when it is ok to drop that second article? It seems to me that when i want to translate it to "mine" i can skip the article. Yeah?

April 9, 2014


I am a learner, like you, so my explanation may not be 100% correct. I believe the only time that it is okay to drop the article in a possessive construction is when it applies to close family members.

April 9, 2014


I typed "La gatta è la mia". It said it was right, but gave the phrase "Il gatto è il mio" to be right, also. So it doesnt matter...?

October 27, 2014


A. The female cat is mine La gatta è la mia B. The male cat is mine Il gatto è il mio.

November 27, 2014


what is the difference between la gatto è mia and la gatta è mia?

August 12, 2013


La gatto is wrong. Gatto is masculine and la is the definite article for feminine words.

January 5, 2014


i typed "la gatta è la mia" and didn't lose any life. anyone knows why?

April 15, 2014


in Italian is "La gatta" and "il gatto", famine and masculine version of the same word. Both is acceptable.

May 20, 2014


Do they correspond to male and female cats, or is their use just arbitrary?

November 22, 2014


No, they're not arbitrary: Tom cat (male) = gatto Queen cat (female) = gatta

November 27, 2014


I am from italy I have'nt spoken it for a while but it sounds right

April 14, 2015


Can somebody please explain when to use meie/mio? Is it a plural thing? Thanks!

June 26, 2015


Yes, it's a plural thing. Mio ragazzo - miei ragazzi vs mia ragazza - mie ragazze. Same pattern repeats with other pronouns (mio, mia, suo, sue, nostri...)

December 12, 2015


Yay...thanks!was completely in the dark on that

January 28, 2016


I was told by a native speaker that this is the translation only if it is the only cat you have: "The cat is my (one) cat." It's more natural to say "Il gatto e mio."

July 13, 2014


La gatta e mio...why is that wrong?....

July 2, 2015


La gatta is female cat and mio refers to male singular only. It is either la gatta e (la) mia or il gatto e (il) mio

December 12, 2015


I said "la gatto è la mia" but it said i was wrong and shouldve said "la gatta è la mia" ??

July 4, 2015


Does it depend on whether you shld use mio or mia if you yourself are male /female?

March 20, 2017


Wish dogs instead of the domestic / feral cat, (the worst predator of wild birds on earth), was at least sometimes the subject!

September 18, 2017


When do we use è and when sono? Couldn't have I used sono in this case?

August 19, 2018


''il gato e mio'' is not correct?

December 17, 2018


Can I say: " Il gatto è mio" ? Instead of " ... è il mio"

May 2, 2014


Is it necessary to add the article "il" ??

May 2, 2014
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