"The cat is an animal."
Translation:La gatta è un animale.
I think it should be made more clear in the earlier lessons that "the cat" can be either "il gatto" or "la gatta"
Yes, I agree, but to clear things up, if it is a female cat, use the feminine. "Il gatto" either means a male cat or a cat with an unknown gender. :3
Did anyone get an answer to this? Does this apply to all animals. Female dog is cana? And what would the plural be for female dogs?
I've never heard of a cat being called a gatta! This answer has got to be wrong.
It maybe be because you are not used to gender in english noums. In italian gatta refers to the female cat, while gatto refers to the male
In five years of Italian lessons I must agree, and definitely if a gender is not stated than gatto is correct!
I want to know how would we know if it is female or make from the sentence...our word cat is not gender specific do how am i suppose to know when translating that it is female or male? Italian to English is clear but English to Italian not so much.
I think the program is a little faulty. This app os great for review, but doesn't explain much when it comes to sentence structure and the like.
so what is it il or la. If the cat is bi just let me know but I don't really care that much because I know the leone is il leone and the dog is il cane and I don't like cats anyway.
la gatta is a female cat, you use it only if you want to tell that, when it's a male cat or in general cases you use il gatto.