Male noun but pertains to a female of the noun

LucilleA2Kwiziq community member

Male noun but pertains to a female of the noun

Hi,

"chat" is a masculine noun in French, but can I use it to refer to my female cat? 

When I'm talking about her, e.g. my cat is going to eat her breakast, do I still say

"Mon chat vas manger son petit-dejeuner?" 

What is the best way of talking about my female cat in this context?

Asked 3 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Male noun but pertains to a female of the noun

Hi,

"chat" is a masculine noun in French, but can I use it to refer to my female cat? 

When I'm talking about her, e.g. my cat is going to eat her breakast, do I still say

"Mon chat vas manger son petit-dejeuner?" 

What is the best way of talking about my female cat in this context?

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