Кот и Кошка
I am just a beginner in Russian and I see that these two words are translated as cat. Are these two words interchangeable? If not, when and why would I use one versus the other? Большое спасибо!
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elvira | 0 points - over 2 years ago
Tomcat - кот (male cat), pussycat - кошка (female cat).Vote Up Vote Down
ambrose | 0 points - over 2 years ago
As mentioned above, кот is male and кошка female. Also interesting case is лошадь (default) – конь (male) – кобыла (female). Neutral plural is either лошади or кони but not кобылы.Vote Up Vote Down