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Pronunciation: /pat/

Translation of patte in English:



pattes d'éléphant

patte folle

pattes de mouche

  • spidery scrawl


faire patte de velours

[cat] to draw in its claws; [person] to switch on the charm

montrer patte blanche

to prove one is acceptable

se tirer dans les pattes

to pull dirty tricks on each other

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