"The cats drink water."
Translation:I gatti bevono l'acqua.
nowhere in these lessons, until now, have I been told that "il gatto" could be "la gatta"!
Il gatto is singular so for plural is i gatti I think when the last letter of the object is o, the form for plural is i for the last letter And for the last letter is a, the form for plural is e for the last letter
my frustration is I thought one was plural and then other singular gatti plural gatte singular ???
I didn't think that was how gendered languages worked in reference to nouns like animals. The only singular form I was taught was "il gatto"...can you say "la gatta"? You can't in Spanish...
of course you can in spanish. el gato, la gata, los gatos, las gatas. almost with every animal like dog. el perro, la perra, los perros, las perras. but some are special: el toro, la vaca, los toros, las vacas.
Cat (singular) is "il gatto" and Cats (plural) are "i gatti" . Now we can refer to the female cat (in singular) as "la gatta" and female cats (plural) becomes "Le gatte"
gli is used when the noun starts with s followed by a consonant or if the noun starts with a vowel. Ex: gli uomini (l'uomo) and gli stivali (lo stivalo). it is the plural form of "lo" and "l' ", the articles used, respectively, in front of singular male nouns beginning with s and a consonant, and singular male nouns beginning with a vowel.
plz someone tell me when to use (gli, il, i, le, la) cant tell the difference
Il, gli and i are the articles that you have to use when you are reffering to male words. Il and l' are used for singular nouns, gli and i for the plural ones. La is the article you have to use when you're referring to a female noun. Le is for the plural female nouns. You have to learn and memorize just by training which words need one type of article or another.
For all confused people here :
il gatto = the cat (masculine singular)
i gatti = the cats (masculine pluural)
La gatta = the cat (feminine singular)
Le gatte = the cats (feminine plural)
since gatto is masculine, it would be I gatti because "le" is the feminine plural article
A female cat is 'una gatta'. A male cat is 'un gatto' and this also seems to be used when you don't know the sex of the cat..
the word is, but that doesn't mean the animal is
I got this wrong last time and i put the exact same thing! Le gatti bevono acqua and it said it was wrong (turned red) and said the correct answer was I gatti bevono acqua (i have been using i gatti and le gatte interchangeably because it seems to allow that)