"The cat eats bread."
Translation:O gato come pão.
"O gato" - the male cat, and "O gata" - the female cat. In the english sentence doesn't say which sex is the cat. So I don't understand why "O gato come pão" is not correct?? :/
You have to choose both o gato (masculine) AND a gata (feminine) come pão.
Mark all correct answers.
(I got it wrong too, oops!)
This discussion connects to two exercises. O gato is masculine and a gata is feminine. You need to match the article to the noun so "o gata" and "a gato" are incorrect.
Gata is a female cat, therefore it's suppose to be "A gata come um pão" But it says "o gata". "O" is used for a male.
Thats why O gata can't be the correct answer
you've got to mark both correct answers: O gato AND a gata, otherwise the question will be marked incorrect
Yes, the cat can be either feminine or masculine, but you have to make sure you have the right article with it... like " o gato" and " a gata"....
"O gato" is the only one you can choose in this example. Other two are incorrect, cause the subjects don't match with the article.
For everybody asking why it says that "El gato" is wrong or "La gata it's because even though in english you do not say the sex of the cat in portuguese you do just like in spanish so you had to put both of them
But use the Portuguese articles, not the Spanish ones! This trips me up too, usually when the word happens to be spelt the same in Spanish (as it is here).
I think we can agree that it is a trick question since it's the first time that 2 correct answers are given. It's good in order to stay sharp, and put emphasis on the importance of, and the way in which the sexes are expressed in portugeuse.
Well, lots of there sentences don't match up.... like spiders don't eat pineapple. But the point is to help you learn the language. We already know that cats don't eat bread.
it seems kind of silly that we have to select BOTH "a gata" and "o gato" to get credit...
It's not silly. If the question asks you to mark ALL correct answers, then you mark ALL correct answers. The exercise is designed to prove your grasp of the two different genders, and will hopefully minimise people rushing through the questions without absorbing the information being taught.