Are you tired of the lousy translation service of Google Translation? Well, so are we. Many people use this easy translation tool when they want to say something in a different language, but over the years, we have come to know that it is not such a reliable tool. For example, if you want to say cat in Russian, the Google translator will show you ‘kот.’ But, that’s not right every time.

So, welcome to this genuine article, where we will take you step by step so that you know what cat is in Russian by the end. Therefore, without wasting much time, let’s get on with it, my amigos. Well, amigos are not Russian, they’re friends in Spanish. Anyways, let’s start.

How Do You Say Cat In Russian?

If you want to know how to say cat in Russian, you have to keep reading the article till the end. Trust me; it’s more about understanding the correct application of the word than just knowing it merely. So, let’s follow these steps;

Step 1: If It’s A She-Cat

If It’s A She-Cat

If you want to say a female cat in Russian, the correct word for it will be ‘Koshka,’ or кошка.

Pronunciation Tips

Pronounce the ‘K’ the way you pronounce Kind, ‘O’ as in you pronounce Boy, ‘SH’ as in you say Shoes, and ‘KA,’ as in you say Card. 

Step 2: If It’s A He-Cat

If It’s A He-Cat

If you want to say cat in Russian, and it’s a he-cat, then the correct translation will be ‘Kot’ or ‘Кот.’ 

Pronunciation Tips

Pronounce the ‘K’ the way you say Kind, and ‘OT’ as you pronounce Lot. It’s much simpler to remember because it is just like the English word ‘Cat’. But, instead of the ‘a’ vowel, Russians use the vowel ‘o’ in the middle.

Step 3: If It’s In Diminutive Form

If It’s In Diminutive Form

The next step is to learn how to say cat in Russian but in diminutive forms. Well, in this case, the spelling may look longer than the actual word, but the pronunciation is indeed shorter. For a she-cat, ‘Koshechka,’ or ‘кошечка.’ However, if it’s a he-cat, the word is ‘Kotik,’ or ‘котик.’ 

Pronunciation Tips

For Koshechka, you pronounce the ‘K,’ as in Kind, ‘O’ as in Boy, ‘SH’ as in Shoe, ‘ECH’ as in Itching, and ‘KA’ as in Card. For Kotik, you pronounce the ‘K’, as in Kind, ‘O’ as in Boy, and ‘TIK’ as in Chicken

Step 4: If It’s In Plural Form

If It’s In Plural Form

You have come quite some steps ahead now in saying cat in Russian. However, there are a few more steps to go. So, if you see a group of cats in front of you, you will say ‘Koshki,’ or ‘кошки,’ and for she-cats, and ‘Koty,’ or ‘коты’ for he-cats. The diminutive forms of these plural forms will also change respectively. For the she-cats, it will be ‘Koshechki,’ or ‘кошечки,’ and for the he-cats, it will be ‘Kotiki,’ or ‘котики.’ 

Pronunciation Tips

Again, for pronunciation, we will guide you thoroughly. For ‘Koshki,’ pronounce the ‘KO’ as in Coat, pronounce ‘SH’ as in She, and ‘KI’ as in Key. For ‘Koty,’ you again say ‘KO’ the way you say Coat, and ‘TY’ the way you say Timber. For diminutive she-cats, you will say ‘Koshechkin’ and pronounce it like ‘KO’ like Coat, ‘SH’ as in Shun, ‘ECH’ as in Witch, ‘KI’ as in Ski. Finally, for diminutive he-cats, you will say ‘Kotiki’ and pronounce it like ‘KO’ as in Coat, ‘TI,’ as in Tea, and ‘KI,’ as in Key. 

Step 5: If It’s Kitten Or Kittens

If It’s Kitten Or Kittens

If you want to say kittens in Russian, the best part is, you don’t have to memorize the diminutive forms separately because there aren’t any. For kitten in singular form, you say ‘Kotyonok,’ or ‘котёнок,’ and for kittens in plural form, you say ‘Kotyata,’ or ‘котята’. 

Pronunciation Tips

Pronounce the word ‘Kotyonok’ with ‘KO’ like Coat, ‘TYO’ as in Table, and ‘NOK’ as in Snacks. For pronouncing the word ‘Kotyata,’ you pronounce ‘KO’ as Car, ‘TY’ as in Letch, ‘A’ as in Yeah, and ‘TA’ as in Tarzan. 

Significance Of A Cat In Russian Culture

If you know how to say cat in Russian now, you may be interested in learning its significance in Russian culture. For example, some of the Russian cat owners can be pretty strict about their cat breeds. They only prefer Siamese cats, Canadian Sphynx, Persian cats, Siberian cats, and Abyssinian cats. 

Cats also hold paramount significance in many works of art in Russian culture. Several books, songs, and films are made in the country where special cat symbols are used. So, you may guess the importance of cats in the Russian language. 

There are some prevalent superstitions about cats too. For example, if a black cat crosses the road while you drive the car, it means bad luck, so they stop for a while before going again. If you have a cat with tricolor fur, it means good luck for the house. If a cat uses its paws to clean its face, Russians believe they will have a guest soon.

We have already given you a step-by-step guide to say cat in Russian in almost every possible form. But, if you see a well-fed, giant, male cat, you can say ‘kaTYAruh,’ or ‘котяра’.  But, if you see a cute female cat, you may call it ‘KOshechka,’ or ‘кошечка.’ 

Wrapping It Up

Well, if you have learned how to say cat in Russian, maybe you would like to know some other words too. So, if you have any other terms in mind, make sure you ask us in the comment box below. Also, share your thoughts regarding this post with us, and let us know if you had any difficulty pronouncing the words. We have given you great tips here, so just make sure you practice them thoroughly every day, and you will memorize them in no time. 

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