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    "кошка" и "кот"

    What is the difference between "кошка" and "кот"? Are they synonyms, or are there times when one is correct and the other is not?
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    Re: "кошка" и "кот"

    кошка is 'she' while кот is 'he'
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    Re: "кошка" и "кот"

    "кот" is he-cat
    "кошка" is she-cat or any cat (with unknown or non-specified gender)

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    Re: "кошка" и "кот"

    Thank you. I will try and make a sentence to test my understanding, but at the moment I'm having terrible difficulty with the cases.

    I am trying to say:

    I have a cat. Her name is Sophie.

    У меня есть кошка. Её зовут Софи.
    У [By] меня [me (genitive)] есть [exists] [a] кошка [cat, female or of unknown gender]. Её [her (accusative)] зовут [(they) call] Софи [Sophie].

    But if she was called Garik this would be:
    У меня есть кот. Его зовут Гарик.

    Is this correct?
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    Re: "кошка" и "кот"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Butterfly
    Is this correct?
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    Re: "кошка" и "кот"

    Awesome! Of course, it took me about half an hour to write that, because I had to look everything up and think long and hard about what verb endings and pronouns to use.

    Thanks for your help. I hope one day I will be able to help others with their language skills, too.
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