German translation of 'cat'
- (= tiger etc)
⇒ to let the cat out of the bag
die Katze aus dem Sack lassen
⇒ to play a cat-and-mouse game with sb
mit jdm Katz und Maus spielen
⇒ there isn't room to swing a cat(informal)
man kann sich nicht rühren(, so eng ist es)
⇒ to be like a cat on hot bricks or on a hot tin roof
wie auf glühenden Kohlen sitzen
⇒ that's put the cat among the pigeons!
da hast du etc aber was (Schönes) angerichtet!
⇒ he doesn't have a cat in hell's chance of winning
er hat nicht die geringste Chance zu gewinnenwhen or while the cat's away the mice will play
wenn die Katze aus dem Haus ist, tanzen die Mäuse
⇒ has the cat got your tongue?(informal)
du hast wohl die Sprache verloren?
- (= tiger etc)
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Example Sentences Including 'cat'
He sat up slowly, obviously dazed, the cat moving up to perch precariously on his shoulder.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Sam waited for the cat to say something more, then realized that the growl had become a snore.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Sam was somewhat suspicious of Mogget, having the dim recollection that the cat never left Abhorsen's House without the Abhorsen.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'cat' in Other Languages
- Arabic: قِطَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: gato gata
- Chinese: 猫
- Croatian: mačka
- Czech: kočka
- Danish: kat
- Dutch: kat
- European Spanish: gato gataanimal
- Finnish: kissa
- French: chat
- German: Katze
- Greek: γάτα
- Italian: gatto
- Japanese: 猫
- Korean: 고양이
- Norwegian: katt
- Polish: kot
- Portuguese: gato gata
- Romanian: pisică pisici
- Russian: кот кошка
- Spanish: gato gatafelino
- Swedish: katt
- Thai: แมว
- Turkish: kedi
- Ukrainian: кіт кішка
- Vietnamese: con mèo
Translation of cat from the Collins English to German Dictionary