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Kwiziq community member
23 June 2018
I was always told not to use the female for a cat as it is very vulgar in French
This question relates to:French lesson "Names for domestic animals are often different for male, female and baby"
Kwiziq language super star
26 June 2018
It's all about context. There are a lot of words in French (as in English) which have sexual connotations. It is however in the eye (or ear) of the beholder .
There is absolutely nothing wrong with referring to your female cat as 'chatte'.
Hope this helps!
16 November 2018
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