Translation of gata in English:

gata

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2a gatas (locución adverbial/adverbial phrase) 2.1 (a cuatro patas) ir or andar a gatas to crawl todavía anda a gatas he's still crawling tuve que entrar a gatas I had to go in on all fours o/or crawl in y los que anduvo a gatas (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], ya, ya, 54 años, y los que anduvo a gatas yeah, sure, he's 54 all right, give or take ten years! [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) (apenas) a gatas logro leer los titulares I can just barely read (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) I can only just read the headlines aprobó a gatas she got through by the skin of her teeth, she just scraped through

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