Translation of gata in English:

gata

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  • 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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.