Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen

#6 - 13 Cat-Related Words in German

Since I provided a brief introduction to some German cat-related words in "My Big Adventure" post, I thought I would make a list of handy words for cats to know auf Deutsch (in German). Note that all nouns in German have a gender: masculine, feminine or neuter. The article indicates the gender: der is masculine, das is neuter, die is feminine or plural.
  1. Cat - die Katze, plural: die Katzen

  2. Tom (male cat who has not been neutered) - der Kater

  3. Queen (female cat who has not been spayed) - die Kätzin

  4. Kitten - das Kätzchen

  5. Veterinarian - der Tierarzt (for a male vet), die Tierärztin (for a female vet)

  6. Litterbox - das Katzenklo or die Katzentoilette

  7. Cat litter - das Katzenstreu or die Katzenstreu

  8. Cat food - das Katzenfutter

  9. Scratching post - der Kratzbaum

  10. Catnip - die Katzenminze

  11. Cat toy - das Katzenspielzeug

  12. Wand toy - die Spielangel

  13. Treats - die Katzensnacks (plural)


mister jeter harris, hizself said...

das katzenstreu iz in das katzenklo.
die spielangel iz under da bed.
how'z dat fer mi first lesson?

Daisy said...

With the instructional list posted by you, Skeezix, and Jeter today, I am becomin' a very SMART kitty. Thanks!

Millie said...

That's great! Thanks for the lesson!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dragonheart,you know some German words. Isn't it great fun?
I used to speak a lot of german, and dutch, and peu un francais.

sehr sher gut!

The M's said...

Wow, I never knew that I could learn German on a cat blog, this internet is wonderful.

The Crew said...

Hahahaha! Excellent, Dragonheart. Now I know how to ask Mom for die Katzensnacks in German.

Maxwell Smartkitty

Milan-zzz said...

Viele Grüβe aus Belgrad!
Milan - der Tierartz

My TT #5 is up :)

LZ said...

My favorite is the second word for litter box. German is such a fun language! Thanks for sharing with us.


Hot(M)BC said...

Fanks for the lessin on the most impawtant werds in German!

Mo and The Purries said...

Thanks, Drake! We need to remember die Katzenminze!

Jazper, Daphne & Chloe

K said...

A great list! I'm always ready to try to learn new words in any language. Thanks for sharing!!

Have a great Thursday !

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that knowing the German for litter box will be incredibly helpful in my political dealings... or maybe it will just be helpful to know a little German. I'm sure I can turn the conversation to the words I know...

The Meezers or Billy said...


Mary said...

Cool! I really love the last one, fun to say. Happy TT!

Sonny said...

It's nice to read some german words...

Nice list.
I'm up too. Please visit my blog and have fun.

Happy TT,
I will excercise for comments!

Chickadee said...

I find it interesting that the german word for cat litter has "toilet" in it. (sp)


My 13 are up.

Karla Porter Archer said...

that is so funny that there is even a word for neutered pets!

My kitty was part of my T13 too.

Happy T13.


Rashenbo said...

Very cool.... I don't know any German so thanks for sharing the words :D

Happy Thursday.


A bi-lingo kitty! Wow Dragonheart I is im pressed wif all yur knowledge...yu know two bean languages and of course you knoos kitty!


Victor Tabbycat said...

Kewl! But, how do you know if the cat litter is neuter or female? All I know is it's dirty or clean.

Why call treats anyfing but Temptations??? Ok, Bonnie calls them "NOW!!!"

Mom knows a little Spanish an confirmed French is too hard fur her.

Mr. Hendrix said...

thanks Dragonheart! I'm printing these so I'll remember. How do you say "handsome" like, Dragonheart is a handsome kitty??? My mommy just wants to scoop you up and give you squishy face (she kisses your nose and you scrunch up your face - that is how it works in our house)

I just read your mommy's blog and your family blog. You are all so nice! Your mommy does lotsa running huh? My mommy walks, but running hurts her back so she walks for the cure (cancer walk).

It was fun reading about your family!

Gattina said...

Dragonheart, you learn quickly german and now you are teaching it to your cat fellows, lol ! Don't forget that you have not to meow any more but to miau !

Anonymous said...

Very interesting!

Susie said...

Is Ketchup a German word too? It has some of the same letters in it.

TorAa said...

Great idea to translate to German. So I simply stole it and translate to another germanic language (forgive me). But which one?

# Cat - die Katze, plural: die Katzen - KATT

# Tom (male cat who has not been neutered) - der Kater - HANKATT

# Queen (female cat who has not been spayed) - die Kätzin - HUNKATT

# Kitten - das Kätzchen - KATTUNGE

# Veterinarian - der Tierarzt (for a male vet), die Tierärztin (for a female vet) - VETERINÆR

# Litterbox - das Katzenklo or die Katzentoilette - KATTEKASSE or KATTEDO

# Cat litter - das Katzenstreu or die Katzenstreu - KATTESAND

# Cat food - das Katzenfutter - KATTEMAT

# Scratching post - der Kratzbaum - KATTEKLORESTATIV

# Catnip - die Katzenminze - KATTEBLUND

# Cat toy - das Katzenspielzeug - KATTELEKE

# Wand toy - die Spielangel - LEKETØY

# Treats - die Katzensnacks (plural) - KATTESNADDER

Unknown said...

thanx for the new words!!! It's always great to learn a new language! The MTLH only knows one German word and it's a *shh* curse word!!

LZ said...

I was just thinking about you and decided to come back...Do your parents speak to you in German or in English? I'm just a curious meezer...


The Cats Stephens said...

I wish I knew another language! You're smart like my brother Eliot!

- Emily

Skeezix the Cat said...

Thanks for the infermayshun on how to speek Jermun, even tho menshuning the nooter thing made my goodie sak twitch.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Wow. Furry informative. I tried pronouncin' them myself, but they all sounded vaguely like "meow."

Anonymous said...

DaisyMae made us laff! our favorite is "die Katzentoilette". that's a really good list. we like learnin' stuff.

Piggy and Grover said...

You are such a brilliant kitty! I never heard a cat speak German before. Wow! Thanks for sharing all these words. I'm going to practice now...

Tara said...

Katzentoilette I love toilet. And we have to say litterbox!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Dats a grate fing, Iz can lern jermun wile haffing fun in da innernets. Momma sez dat her grampa used to speek Norwegian to her until she wuz about 4 yers old and she unnerstood and talked bak to him but she forgotted how. Izent dat silly.

Cafe Cats said...

thank you, I had forgotten all of my german.

The M's said...

I heard that a bad storm hit Germany today, are you and yours okay? We do hope that all is well with you and your loved ones.

Teena in Toronto said...

Thanks for the lesson!

Mine's up :)