Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

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Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-06-10, 15:36

The thread about "I have two cats" made me think of this saying about the difference between cats and dogs. It's not really a proverb, but it's the kind of humorous saying that is sometimes printed on refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs. There are two versions. You can translate either one or both.


(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)

(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)

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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby h34 » 2018-06-10, 16:06

Linguaphile wrote:The thread about "I have two cats" made me think of this saying about the difference between cats and dogs. It's not really a proverb, but it's the kind of humorous saying that is sometimes printed on refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs. There are two versions. You can translate either one or both.


+ Latvian

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)

(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)
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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby MarkusP » 2018-06-10, 17:18

h34 wrote:
Linguaphile wrote:The thread about "I have two cats" made me think of this saying about the difference between cats and dogs. It's not really a proverb, but it's the kind of humorous saying that is sometimes printed on refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs. There are two versions. You can translate either one or both.


Swedish

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)
(sv) Hundar har ägare. Katter har personal. (Hundar har ägare. Katter har tjänare.)
Hunner har ägerer. Katter har personal. (Hunner har ägerer. Katter har scänerer.)

(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)
Native: (sv) Swedish, Värmlandic
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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby h34 » 2018-06-10, 20:35

Linguaphile wrote:The thread about "I have two cats" made me think of this saying about the difference between cats and dogs. It's not really a proverb, but it's the kind of humorous saying that is sometimes printed on refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs. There are two versions. You can translate either one or both.


Trying Russian

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)
(sv) Hundar har ägare. Katter har personal. (Hundar har ägare. Katter har tjänare.)
Hunner har ägerer. Katter har personal. (Hunner har ägerer. Katter har scänerer.)

(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)

(ru) У собак - хозяева. У кошек - персонал. (У собак - хозяева. У кошек - слуги.) :?:

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)
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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby Bernard » 2018-06-10, 20:52

+ Latin

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)
(sv) Hundar har ägare. Katter har personal. (Hundar har ägare. Katter har tjänare.)
Hunner har ägerer. Katter har personal. (Hunner har ägerer. Katter har scänerer.)

(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)
(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(la) Canibus domini sunt, felibus famuli.

(ru) У собак - хозяева. У кошек - персонал. (У собак - хозяева. У кошек - слуги.) :?:

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)

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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby Homine.Sardu » 2018-06-12, 8:14

+ Italian and Sardinian

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)
(sv) Hundar har ägare. Katter har personal. (Hundar har ägare. Katter har tjänare.)
Hunner har ägerer. Katter har personal. (Hunner har ägerer. Katter har scänerer.)

(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)
(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(it) I cani hanno padroni/proprietari. I gatti hanno del personale/dei servitori.
(la) Canibus domini sunt, felibus famuli.
(sc) Sos canes han/ténen padronos/méres. Sos cattos/battos han/ténen teráccos (servants).


(ru) У собак - хозяева. У кошек - персонал. (У собак - хозяева. У кошек - слуги.) :?:

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)

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Re: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Postby Multiturquoise » 2018-06-26, 22:45

+ GA, TR, LT, EL

(en) Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. (Dogs have owners. Cats have servants.)
(de) Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Personal. (Hunde haben Besitzer. Katzen haben Diener.)
(sv) Hundar har ägare. Katter har personal. (Hundar har ägare. Katter har tjänare.)
Hunner har ägerer. Katter har personal. (Hunner har ägerer. Katter har scänerer.)

(es) Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen empleados. (Los perros tienen dueños. Los gatos tienen sirvientes.)
(fr) Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont du personnel. (Les chiens ont des propriétaires. Les chats ont des serviteurs.)
(it) I cani hanno padroni/proprietari. I gatti hanno del personale/dei servitori.
(la) Canibus domini sunt, felibus famuli.
(sc) Sos canes han/ténen padronos/méres. Sos cattos/battos han/ténen teráccos (servants).

(ga) Tá úinéirí ag na madraí. Tá foirne ag na cait. ( Tá úinéirí ag na madraí. Tá seirbhísigh ag na cait.) :?:

(el) Οι σκύλοι έχουν ιδιοκτήτες. Οι γάτες έχουν προσωπικό. (Οι σκύλοι έχουν ιδιοκτήτες. Οι γάτες έχουν υπηρέτες.)

(ru) У собак - хозяева. У кошек - персонал. (У собак - хозяева. У кошек - слуги.) :?:

(lv) Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir personāls. (Suņiem ir īpašnieki. Kaķiem ir kalpotāji.)
(lt) Šunys turi savininkus. Katės turi darbuotojus. (Šunys turi savininkus. Katės turi tarnautojus.)

(et) Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on töötajad. (Koertel on omanikud. Kassidel on teenrid.)

(tr) Köpeklerin sahipleri vardır. Kedilerin personeli vardır. (Köpeklerin sahipleri vardır. Kedilerin köleleri vardır.)
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