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rat
American English: /ræt/
British English: /rat/

Translation of rat in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Zoology) like a drowned rat [colloquial]
    como un pollo mojado [colloquial]
    like rats leaving a sinking ship
    como alma que lleva el diablo
    to smell a rat
    oler(se) algo sospechoso
    I could smell a rat
    (me) olí algo sospechoso
    me olió a gato encerrado
    Example sentences
    • Most people are familiar with mice, rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs, which are commonly kept as pets.
    • Cane rats should not be confused with domestic rodents such as rats and mice which can be disease-carrying vermin.
    • Up until 1987 this kind of experiment had only done in rodents, rats and mice, and in lower organisms.
    1.2 (person) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • He, who's a braggart and a drunk and a rat and a scoundrel, at his death bed, says, I find Christ.
    • How can you make a philandering love cheat, who works his way through a family of sisters, anything but a rogue and a rat?
    • ‘For your information this little rat insulted me’ Debbie huffed sticking her chin up snobbishly.

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.