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1

How would you say "a cat"

un chat

"chat" is masculine. It is possible to say "chatte" for a female cat, but that word can also be used offensively, so it's probably best to stick with "le chat", but then use the female pronoun "elle".

2

How about "kitten"

un chaton

3

the cats and the kittens

les chats et les chatons

4

what colors can a cat be?

blanc, noir, gris, brun, jaune

5

parts of the body you already know:
the head, eyes, ears, nose,
mouth, teeth, tongue

la tete, les yeux, les oreilles, le nez,
la bouche, les dents, la langue

6

whiskers

les moustaches

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tail

la queue

8

claws

les griffes

9

legs

les pattes

10

Combien de pattes a un chat?

quatre pattes? trois pattes?

11

Combien de queues a ton chat?

seulement une queue

12

What can a cat do?
she runs, walks, eats, drinks, sleeps

elle court, marche, mange, boit, dort

13

she scratches

elle gratte

14

Avec quoi gratte le chat?

avec ses griffes

15

she licks

elle lèche

16

How do you say "she licks me"

elle me lèche

In French, the object pronoun (me) goes BEFORE the verb. If you translated word for word, it would be

"she me licks"

17

How do you say "she licks herself"

elle se lèche

"se" means "self" (herself, himself, or themselves)

"She herself licks"

18

she jumps

elle saute

19

cute or pretty

joli - jolie

20

soft or sweet

doux - douce

21

fur

le poil

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soft fur

le poil doux

23

sharp

pointu - pointue

24

sharp claws

les griffes pointues

25

she lays down

elle se pose

26

Why is the word "se" in "elle se pose"?

"se" means "herself".
She lays herself down.

27

on the bed

sur le lit

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on the table

sur la table

29

on me

sur moi

30

Her name is...

Elle s'appele...

31

What does "s'appele" mean?

she calls herself

The "s" is short for "se".

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She is ... years old

Elle a .... ans