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    А можно вопрос. А как на английском кота от кошки отличают?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rv9yw View Post
    А можно вопрос. А как на английском кота от кошки отличают?
    Cats can be male or female in English.
    But male cats can also be called Toms
    And female cats can also be called Queens

    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    rv9yw,
    female cat (кошка)
    male cat, tomcat (кот)
    kitten (котёнок)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Cats can be male or female in English.
    But male cats can also be called Toms
    And female cats can also be called Queens
    I know it may sound ambiguous but don't you call a female cat Pussy?
    I remember very well a children's rhyme I learned in the nursery-school.
    It went like, "Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, can you catch that big fat rat?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    I know it may sound ambiguous but don't you call a female cat Pussy?
    I remember very well a children's rhyme I learned in the nursery-school.
    It went like, "Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, can you catch that big fat rat?"
    Not just the females... any cat can be a pussy It just depends on his orientation
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Not just the females... any cat can be a pussy It just depends on his orientation
    I hope all your cats are straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    I hope all your cats are straight.
    Our cats are all neuter
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Our cats are all neuter
    Well, good for them. At least they are down by one problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    I hope all your cats are straight.
    Гомофобией попахивает...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada View Post
    Гомофобией попахивает...
    Да нет, вообще-то я без предрассудков. Просто беспокоилась, чтобы котика не испортила суровая действительность.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G. View Post
    rv9yw,
    female cat (кошка)
    male cat, tomcat (кот)
    kitten (котёнок)
    Note that with any pet animal, it's perfectly okay to use "boy" and "girl" -- because, you know, pets are like children. So you can say "girl cat" for кошка, and "boy dog" for пёс, etc.

    However, if you're talking about wild animals, it's much better to use "male" and "female" -- if you say "boy shark" or "girl elephant" or whatever, it sounds a bit childish (or foreign).
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    Полное имя моего пса по документам "Dexter Snow boy" Так что он "boy dog".
    Спасибо Throbert, Deb and Паша.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    However, if you're talking about wild animals, it's much better to use "male" and "female" -- if you say "boy shark" or "girl elephant" or whatever, it sounds a bit childish (or foreign).
    I know, if you use "male/female" for cats it sounds close to Russian самец/самка, a bit formal. We also use "boy/girl" in Russian for pets.

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    I know it may sound ambiguous but don't you call a female cat Pussy?
    I remember very well a children's rhyme I learned in the nursery-school.
    It went like, "Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, can you catch that big fat rat?"
    The term is used less frequently now as it's developed in to a generally considered inappropriate word. But traditionally it could be used for any type of cat.

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