What's the dfifference between "Chatte" and "Chat"?
Hi. Just a quick question- what's the difference between "Chat" and "Chatte"? I would guess it's something like "Chat" is a male cat and "Chatte" is a female, but I'm not sure.
Yes that is correct. Chat is masculine and chatte is feminine. If you don't know which one to use, just use the masculine one because the feminine one has a bad double meaning.
Thank you :) Hebrew (my first language) also works by giving genders for objects and actions, so it's easier to remember this kind of stuff.
Yeah, in French, every single noun has a gender and you have to memorize them. It's difficult, but yeah...
The worst part, in my mind, is that some have both masculine and feminine forms, and you mostly use one, but you also come across the other a lot, like "jour" and "journée", or "an" and "année".
I actually did just start, like a week ago. And the part about noun genders is nothing for me, as a Hebrew-as-first-language speaker, we have it too.
It works best if you remember the nouns with an article: un chat and une chatte.
as a person whose first language is malay, which has very little masculine/feminine words (but we have like 5 different words for I/you/him or her which can be confusing), it's very hard for me to distinguish the masculine/feminine words :(