don´t understand why it is i gatti, if it should be le gatte since gatte is femenine right?
Gatte is used when you know all of the cats are girl cats.People use I Gatti when they don't know the gender of the cats or theres both girl cats and boy cats eating fish. I think this is correct anyways im still learning so don't place all of your trust on me. =D Spero che questo ti aiuta!
I agree with you. I think that this is the same as uomini (men) and uomini (people).
There are a bunch of tomcats eating these fish.
This is the first time I've been tricked by the robo-voice. This honestly sounded like a question.
Because in Italian there is no difference between declarative form and question form of sentence.
In English the plural of fish is fish. ( Edit: alvaro1944 has a good point. "fishes" can sometimes also be used for the plural, but "eats" is not correct for plural. Oddly, the plural verb form is "eat" without the s. "fish" is still the most commonly used for plural as well as for singular.)
Why is there a word for gatta/gatte and gatto/gatti? Is this the same for all animals? there is a form for female/male of all animals?
I'm still learning italian, but I'm a native Spanish speaker, and it seems to be fairly similar. If it is as in spanish, then YES all animals have a masculine and feminine form, and the masculine is used as default, when you don't know the sex, or if its a mixed group.
Both in Italian and in Hebrew (which I see you learn), animals have singular\plural male\female words. BTW, cats also have sex-specific words in English, albeit less commonly used: cat\cats (no specific sex indicated), tomcat\tomcats (male), Molly\Mollies (female).
This is driving me mad. I answer singular the answer is multiple. I answer multiple the answer is singular! Law of averages says i should get it right eventually !
I don't get why 'i' was used instead of 'gli'. Could you guys help me out here?
The definite article "i" is used for most masculine plural nouns. The definite article "gli" is used before masculine nouns that start with "s"+ consonant or with "z". It must be "i pesci". http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare110a.htm
I pesci is plurel right.. Then why the sentence is like the cats eat the fish. Why not fishes