The Cat's out of the Bag on These Cat Myths  揭開貓咪的七大迷思

Jay Sailors

 

精英翻譯社轉自http://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0058/318374/web/

 

Although cats have lived with humans for centuries upon centuries, many things that people think about cats are actually myths. Let's take a look at some.

雖然貓已經跟人類一起生活了好幾個世紀,人們想到貓的很多事其實都是錯誤的看法。來看其中一些吧。

 

Cats always land on their feet.

Cats are natural climbers. They have flexible bodies, so they can easily twist in the air and land on their feet. But this doesn't always work, and falls from high places can be very dangerous.

貓總是能四腳著地。

貓是天生的攀爬高手。牠們的身體柔軟靈活,所以可以輕易地在空中旋轉然後四腳著地。但不是每一次都能成功,而且從高處墜落可能會很危險。

 

Cats can see in total darkness.

By nature, cats are most active in the early morning and late evening. For this reason, they've developed the ability to see well in low light and are much better able to see in the dark than humans. However, they can't see in total darkness.

貓咪在漆黑中可以看得見。

貓的天性是在清晨及深夜最為活躍。因此,牠們發展出在昏暗光線下看清楚的能力,並且在黑暗中能看得比人類更清楚。然而,在一片漆黑中牠們是看不見的。

 

Cats purr when happy.

It's true that kitties purr when happy. But don't assume that a cat is happy just because it's purring—cats also purr to comfort themselves when in pain.

貓咪高興時會發出呼嚕呼嚕聲。

貓咪高興時確實會發出呼嚕聲。但不要只因為貓發出呼嚕聲就以為牠很開心——貓咪疼痛時也會發出呼嚕聲來安慰自己。

 

Cats hate water.

Many cats are afraid of water, but many are curious about it. Running water—like that in sinks, baths, and toilets—is often very interesting to cats, especially kittens.

貓討厭水。

很多貓怕水,但很多貓對水感到好奇。流動的水——像是在水槽、浴缸和馬桶的水對貓通常是很有趣的,特別是小貓。

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