French translation of 'rat'
1. (= rodent) rat m
a female rat une rate
2. (informal) (= person) salaud m (informal)
to smell a rat se dire qu’il y a anguille sous roche
[cage] à rat
[population] de rats
Phrasal verbsrat on
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At the time he was working with female rats, using a new technique to listen to the neurons firing in their brains.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The lady could not have been kinder to her lab rats.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are as boring as lab rats.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When she opened it she found four dead rats.The Sun (2009)
And, like humans, rats enjoy tickling only when already in a good mood.The Sun (2016)
Are these giant rats on steroids or just vigorously exercising?The Sun (2010)
My dad calls them flying rats.The Sun (2016)
Pest control was called in after dead rats and mice were found inside.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Tests on rats showed it killed off a protein which protects the heart.The Sun (2010)
These super rats are now being seen all over the country.The Sun (2015)
They could have escaped like sewer rats.The Sun (2013)
We can expect to be overrun by rats now gigantic from eating rubbish.The Sun (2010)
His insights into the lives of those young people now being called feral rats was gripping.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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'rat' in Other Languages
British English: rat /ræt/ NOUN
A rat is an animal which has a long tail and looks like a large mouse.
...experiments with rats.
- American English: rat
- Arabic: جُرَذ
- Brazilian Portuguese: rato-preto
- Chinese: 老鼠
- Croatian: štakor
- Czech: krysa
- Danish: rotte
- Dutch: rat
- European Spanish: rata
- Finnish: rotta
- French: rat
- German: Ratte
- Greek: αρουραίος
- Italian: topo
- Japanese: ドブネズミ
- Korean: 쥐
- Norwegian: rotte
- Polish: szczur
- European Portuguese: ratazana
- Romanian: șobolan
- Russian: крыса
- Spanish: rata
- Swedish: råtta
- Thai: หนู
- Turkish: sıçan
- Ukrainian: щур
- Vietnamese: con chuột con vật
British English: rat VERB
If someone rats on you, they tell someone in authority about things that you have done, especially bad things.
They were accused of encouraging children to rat on their parents.
Translation of rat from the Collins English to French Dictionary