I work as a translation reviewer for an indie game developper. I review French translations which were already given by someone else and test them ingame.
I came across a problem when reviewing this particular word: chattefille. The anthropomorphized cats, which are called ネコ (neko in katakana) or ねこむすめ (nekomusume in hiragana) are usually referred as 'neko' or 'catgirl' in English.
The way it was originally translated (chattefille) is the direct translation from the English term (catgirl). Would there be a proper equivalent term which would be applicable in French, and not just a mere word-for-word translation? I'm looking for the generic name describing the creature itself.