There are 3 main translations of cat in Spanish:

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cat 1

Pronunciation: / kæt /American English: /kæt/
British English: /kat/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (domestic animal)
    gato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    has the cat got your tongue? [colloquial]
    ¿te comieron la lengua los ratones? [colloquial]
    ¿te ha comido la lengua el gato? (Spain)
    he thinks he's the cat's whiskers o pajamas
    se cree el súmmum
    look what the cat's brought o dragged in! [colloquial]
    ¡hombre, mira quién viene por aquí!
    you look like something the cat dragged in
    ¡parece que vinieras de la guerra!
    not to have a cat in hell's chance (British English) [colloquial]
    no tener la más mínima posibilidad
    there's not enough o no room to swing a cat [colloquial]
    no cabe ni un alfiler [colloquial]
    to be like a cat on hot bricks o on a hot tin roof
    estar sobre ascuas
    to fight like cat and dog
    andar como (el) perro y (el) gato
    those two are like cat and dog
    esos dos se llevan or están siempre como el perro y el gato
    to grin like a Cheshire cat
    sonreír de oreja a oreja
    to let the cat out of the bag
    levantar la liebre or (River Plate area) la perdiz
    to play cat and mouse (with somebody) to rain cats and dogs
    llover a cántaros or a mares
    to see which way the cat jumps
    ver por dónde van los tiros
    to set o put the cat among the pigeons
    levantar un revuelo
    when the cat's away the mice will play
    cuando el gato duerme, bailan los ratones
    a cat may look at a king
    los ojos son para mirar
    con mirar no se desgasta
    Example sentences
    • Domestic cats may breed much more frequently, as often as 3 times a year, as they are not typically limited by nutrition or climate.
    • There is a guy in Bedfordshire who has sold the world's most expensive cat - a cross breed between a domestic cat and a feral one.
    • Pedigree dogs and mongrels performed the same overall, but pedigree cats scored marginally higher than mixed breed cats on all the tests.
    Example sentences
    • Only his outrage, like the grin of the Cheshire cat, is clear.
    • And a gentle trip around Christ Church gives Lewis Carroll fans a treat by re-discovering the real world of Alice and the Cheshire cat.
    • The ultimate goal of the Socratic method is for the students to ask their own questions while the teacher does nothing at all, disappearing like the Cheshire cat, with a grin and a wave.
    1.2 (lion, tiger) the big cats
    los felinos mayores
    Example sentences
    • Twice I had come across wild mountain cats, narrowly escaping death.
    • They had seen lynx cats wild in Spain and were sure they were not mistaken.
    • His works feature a variety of cats like the snow leopard, jaguar, tiger and lion in various settings.
  • 2 2.1 (spiteful woman) [colloquial] 2.2 (guy)
    (American English) [slang] [dated]
    Example sentences
    • It's a sequel to last year's Masses, which found Spring Heel Jack collaborating with New York's most important underground jazz cats.
    • Don't you cats know this polka jazz is strictly from squaresville?
    • I also loved the sophistication and harmony of jazz, the melody and, of course, the great solos that jazz cats played.
    Example sentences
    • You sly little cat you.
    • As far as he was concerned she could stay with her mother for ever and they could be two jealous, spiteful old cats together for all he cared.

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cat 2

noun

  • catalog or catalogue

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CAT

noun

uncountable

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