Quick answer
"Cat" is a noun which is often translated as "el gato", and "puss" is a noun which is often translated as "el minino". Learn more about the difference between "cat" and "puss" below.
cat(
kaht
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el gato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la gata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(domestic)
I saw a cat feeding her kittens today.Hoy vi una gata amamantando a sus gatitos.
b. el felino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(wild)
Many big cats are in danger of extinction.Muchos de los grandes felinos están en peligro de extinción.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(person)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This comedian is a funny cat.Este cómico es un tipo divertido.
b. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Your brother is such a cool cat!¡Tu hermano es un tío muy majo!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (nautical)
a. levar
The captain ordered the sailor to cat the anchor.El capitán ordenó al marinero que levara el ancla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to vomit) (United Kingdom)
a. devolver
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If you're going to cat, use the plastic bag, please.Si vas a devolver, usa la bolsa de plástico, por favor.
CAT
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
5. (Computerized Axial Tomography)
a. la TAC
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Doctors can use a CAT scan to diagnose cancer and other diseases.Los médicos pueden usar un escáner TAC para diagnosticar el cáncer y otras enfermedades.
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puss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(animal)
a. el minino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The little puss loves the ball of yarn.Al pequeño minino le encanta la bola del hilo.
b. el gatito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Come here, puss. You're so cute!Ven aquí, gatito. ¡Eres tan lindo!
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