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Pronunciation: /ræt/

Translation of rat in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] rata (feminine) like a drowned rat [colloquial/familiar] como un pollo mojado [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar] rata (feminine) de alcantarilla [colloquial/familiar], canalla (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    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.
    Example sentences
    • It's different when Right Wingers want to crush free speech and create a police state environment of informers and rats in a house of worship.
    • I go by beeper now because there's too many rats [informants] on the street.
    • Mr. Ken told me that the rat was an informant for the enemy.
    Example sentences
    • There's nowhere else I'd rather be right now - on a trip in South Africa with a good crew and having fun, skating everyday, and doing a real skate rat tour.
    • Mali, while seeming sophisticated, wanders in and out of ghetto rat behavior, especially when it comes to her man, Tad Honeywell.
    • At the first, it was decided to axe three popular characters - love rat doctor Matt Ramsden, his teacher wife Charlie, and shopworker Bobbi Lewis.

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