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Felino and gato

What's the difference between felino and gato?

6 days ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HerrAxelOrtiz

"Felino" is the word "Feline" and it can be used for many animals like a tiger, panther, lion etc, and "gato" it is just the word for "Cat".

6 days ago

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'Feline' is also used as a slightly pretentious synonym of 'cat' in English; is this also the case with 'felino' in Spanish, out of interest?

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carlosgarciaf

Yeah. It would strike me as something only an old lady might say, but only cause my aunt says it a lot.

5 days ago