ratón

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See also: raton, Raton, and rat on

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratón m (plural ratones)

  1. mouse (rodent of the genus Mus)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rata +‎ -ón. Displaced Old Spanish mur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raˈton/, [raˈt̪õn]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -on

Noun[edit]

ratón m (plural ratones, feminine ratona, feminine plural ratonas)

  1. mouse (small rodent)
    Synonyms: laucha (Chile), mur (archaic), rato (rare)
  2. (computing) mouse (input device)
    Synonym: mouse
  3. (Venezuela) hangover
    Synonym: resaca

Usage notes[edit]

rata and ratón are used irregularly in Spanish. The suffix -ón is usually an augmentative, ratón should be augmentative for rat but it means mouse instead.

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