There are 2 translations of gato in English:

gato1

(-ta)

m,f

  • 1 [Zool] cat aquí hay gato encerrado there's something fishy going on here cuatro gatos [familiar/colloquial] a handful of people en el pueblo no quedan más que cuatro gatos there's hardly a soul o there's only a handful of people left in the village en la clase de árabe solo somos cuatro gatos there are only half a dozen of us in my Arabic class defenderse como gato panza arriba or (Chi) de espaldas [familiar/colloquial] to defend oneself fiercely o tooth and nail eso lo sabe hasta el gato (Col) [familiar/colloquial] everyone knows that estar para el gato (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] to be in a bad way [colloquial/familiar] jugar al gato y al ratón to play cat and mouse lavarse como los gatos to make do with a lick and a promise [colloquial/familiar] llevarse el gato al agua [familiar/colloquial] to pull it off [colloquial/familiar], to succeed se subió or se montó la gata a la batea (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] it was the last straw [colloquial/familiar] te dieron or (Chi) pasaron or (Col, Ven) metieron gato por liebre you were conned o had! [colloquial/familiar], you were done in! (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , you were done! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] el gato escaldado del agua fría huye once bitten twice shy gato con guantes no caza ratones I/you can't do it with these/those gloves on cuando el gato duerme, bailan los ratones when the cat's away the mice will play

    Compounds

    gato con botas

    m

    gato de algalia

    gato de Angora

    • Angora cat

    gato montés

    • wild cat

    gato persa

    gato siamés

  • 2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (madrileño) person from Madrid

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There are 2 translations of gato in English:

gato2

m

  • 2 [Mús]folk dance from the River Plate area

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.