Well, same question for cat owners in Spain, do cats understand Spanish? 1 decade ago. valeriebelew (author) from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA on July 30, 2010: Some cat breeds are known for that, eternal evolution. But I have also seen my cats act in ways which indicate that they appreciate, and somewhat understand, explanations. I can tell by their behaviour just as you may with another human. My dogs don't respond to hissing, but my cats do. Yes, cats DO understand English, or any other language they are brought up around. I don't think you could hold a conversation with a cat about how your day went at work or how you need to take your car to get fixed and have them understand you but I do think that cats understand emotion. Top Cat. This makes talking to our cats into a powerful training tool. They also have words for us. German cats only know German and so on. My vet tells me that cats can understand up to about 100 English words. When it comes to cats, the answer is yes, with a … 0 0. busybee26. Dogs do not understand English or any other human-created language. No, not all cats understand English. It's common knowledge that dogs have the capacity to understand a variety of words, but do cats possess the same ability? Oct 10, 2007 #3 K. katz4life TCS Member. I do not own cats..I am allergic to their hairs but my friend does so I will alert her. The researchers added that after 10,000 years of living with humans, domestic cats have the ability to communicate with us, and, generally speaking, we seem to understand them. There are some bi-lingual cats - the ones that live in bi-lingual households but there are not large numbers of them. Learn how to recognize cat language basics, and figure out the most common combinations, to understand what your cat is saying to you and to the other pets in your family. They do understand words (or rather, sounds) in any language. Joined Jul 24, 2007 Messages 3,667 Reaction score 2. One might say they are multi-lingual! After observing pet cats for several years, he's come to an intriguing conclusion: They don't really understand us the way dogs do. My cats know when I am happy, sad, angry, ect. Whatever language is most commonly spoken around any household, an animal will learn to understand. I’m not saying cats will sit through Shakespeare; heck, I know people who don’t want to sit through Shakespeare. The International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants' 2015 Feline Behaviour Conference - yes that's a real thing - heard that humans are the problem: we don't understand what cats … Cats "understand" meaning, tones, vibes, connections (i.e., you say some word, dinner, for instance) and when the cat hears it and associates it gets fed it shows up but that doesn't mean it … They do understand words (or rather, sounds) in any language. 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