Questions tagged [zoologie]

Les noms d'animaux, et autre terminologie du monde animalier. ❚ Animal names, and other animal-related terminology.

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Hibou vs chouette? What's the difference?

Pretty specific, I know. But what's the difference? Are there different connotations?
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Is it normal to say “chatte”? Are there any animals where you would always use the masculine version?

Someone who is not fluent pointed out to me that it is common to say "le chat" even for female cats, and that "la chatte" is considered vulgar, given that it is used to refer things besides cats. I ...
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French word for female cat?

This feels like a silly question but I want to know if female chat is "chatte" because Google Translate suggests anything but (vulgar terms, beware). Does "chatte" mean female cat and the other words?...