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"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?"


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.


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


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


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


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?


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


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.


I dont have those typoes


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


This one kinda makes me laugh a bit.


I dont have russian keyboard


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

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