"Це кіт?"

Translation:Is this a cat?

May 21, 2015



How would you say, "this cat?" For example,

"Can I pet the cat?" "Which one? This cat?"

June 1, 2015


This: цей (masculine) / ця (feminine) / це (neuter)

That: той (masculine) / та (feminine) / те (neuter)

In the example you gave, "this cat" is accusative, as in the question "whom?". So here it would be "Я можу погладити кота?" — "Якого кота? Цього кота?" This is a bit too early for you in this lesson, but I felt like I should bring this up for more advanced, but not yet fluent learners who might look here.

June 16, 2015


Thank you! I appreciate the answer, and will keep it in mind!

June 17, 2015


What gender is ‘Кіт’? If it were neuter, could ‘Це кіт?’ be ambiguous?

June 28, 2015


It is masculine.

June 29, 2015


Thanks. Do you know, if we replaced ‘кіт’ with a neuter noun here, would the sentence become ambiguous?

October 18, 2015


In this case, це is not a demonstrative adjective, it is a participle and does not decline or change form. The adjective is цей which only happens to take the form це in the nominative neuter. Make sense?

October 18, 2015


Yes, I got that, but I wondered if this noun might be nominative neuter. (But no, it's masculine.)

October 18, 2015


I see now. In answer to your question, yes. In the nominative, it is ambiguous: це сонце could be either "this sun" or "this is the/a sun." In other cases, цей declines. But even in the nominative, it's not usually confusing.

October 18, 2015


I dont have those typoes

April 15, 2018


I mixed up this and that so why you get mad at me

June 20, 2018


This one kinda makes me laugh a bit.

September 1, 2018


I dont have russian keyboard

October 9, 2018


I usually try to visualize a scenario in which i would use a sentence like this... Its really funny

November 4, 2018
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