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Applying gender to pets?

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When one is describing a female pet and the Spanish word is typically of the male gender, do we describe it as a female? e.g. Perro or Perra, Gato or Gata?

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updated OCT 17, 2009
posted by quépasa
so in short, yes you do. ;) - Jason7R, AGO 24, 2009

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Pets are both male and female so using an "a" to indicate female and an "o" to indicate a male would be the proper thing to do. In general this is the rule but I am sure there are exceptions to this rule (I just can't think of any right now). Hope this helps. smile The guru's will weigh in on this soon, I hope.

updated SEP 11, 2009
posted by Jason7R
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