I was always told not to use the female for a cat as it is very vulgar in French

WendyA1Kwiziq community member

I was always told not to use the female for a cat as it is very vulgar in French

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Wendy,

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!

JohannaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thank you. This has been a topic of much discussion in my local French club. 

I was always told not to use the female for a cat as it is very vulgar in French

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