Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Insanity

"You REALLY wanna know what I'm thinking?...""You REALLY wanna know what I'm thinking?..."
Looking for a holiday gift for the cat lover who has everything? Seek no further - Takara Tomy's "Meowlingual" Cat Translation Device, coming this November, will finally allow you to figure out what Puss'n'Boots' annoying purring and meowing really mean. That is, of course, if you really want to know... and Takara Tomy is betting that Japan's obsessed cat owners will be tearing off the plastic wrapper faster then kitty can shred an expensive sofa's arm.

"You mean... you haven't understood a thing I've said??""You mean... you haven't understood a thing I've said??"

The $75 Meowlingual Cat Translation Device comes in various colors and works fairly straightforwardly: just hold the cute cat-shaped gadget close to your purring pets head and wait for the audio translation. Among the stock phrases is "I can't stand it"... which might refer to the constant petting and stroking inflicted by overly attentive owners.


Of course, I'm assuming your cat has to purr in Japanese for the Meowlingual to work properly... or maybe YOU have to understand Japanese to translate the announcements from the Meowlingual. Maybe you need a "Humanlingual" to make sense out of it all - Takara Tomy, are you listening?? (c/o Weird Asia News via BBC)

Steve Levenstein
Japanese Innovations Writer

Sep 13, 2007
by Anonymous Kitty Katz (not verified)

True Cat Lovers...or even attentive owners...

don't need a device to help interpret what mood their cats are in.  The devices also can't "read" the cat's body language (which often makes the cat's feelings quite apparent).   I COULD be wrong, but I think my cats would prefer that I continue to buy them Fancy Feast and deli turkey breast instead of spending--wasting--$75 on that silly contraption. 

Sep 13, 2007
by Casual Adventurer (not verified)

a device for all cultures

In Vietnam it would be easy to program one of those..... All it would need to say is "Please Don't Eat Me!"

Same for the Dog translatror.....................

Sep 16, 2007
by Jenn (not verified)

Reply to the first comment

I resent your comment. In fact even though you were most likely joking it ticked me off. Please becareful next time.

Sep 16, 2007
by Jenn (not verified)

Gah I mean the comment about Vietnam

(I wish that one could edit the comments..oh well) My family doesn't cat or dog, in fact my friends and family that are Vietnamese do not eat domesticated animals. You have no idea how insulted I feel. Please try not to make such comments next time.

Sep 17, 2007
by Casual Adventurer (not verified)

The reality is different to what we would like

The truth is many people in Vietnam eat dogs and cats and many people enjoy this food. Why do you choose to insult them? Many people in other countries, eat cows, pigs and chickens...... This is a fact.

Now there is huge issues relating to abhorently cruel treatment of livestock in some countries. Vietnam still has much to do in this area, and not just for the animals. If people learn more about the care of animals, improving their health, and living conditions. They will in turn generate more income from livestock and be able to invest in things such as the health and education of their own families.

I live in Vietnam and personaly I'm all for eating cats..... Cows are far more useful. Have you ever ploughed a field by hand? A cow makes it much easier.......... I think cows are a fine useful companion animal.


Sep 17, 2007
by justin (not verified)


Bah! Can't talk and they don't have fealings.

Sep 26, 2007
by Roma (not verified)

Can I use this for myself? I

Can I use this for myself? I don’t understand what even I am talking about most of the time…

Oct 7, 2007
by Ryan (not verified)

Cat Topic

Cats have feelings people, or else they wouldnt purr or "meow"

Nov 11, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

cat translator

why cant i get one in english im not japanese thats not right...

Dec 27, 2007
by uggs boots (not verified)


is it accurate? hard to believe

Mar 1, 2008
by Anonymous

Most of the cats I've known

Most of the cats I've known would only need two words, the second of which being "off".
(Note to people preaching at whoever told the cat-eating joke: You do not have a right to not be offended ^_^)

Sep 3, 2008
by Anonymous

where to buy????

I need this device , can anyone help me where I can buy this device online? Is the translation in English also?

Jan 4, 2009
by Anonymous


Wow is that what they do with time that can otherwise be used to find cures for diseases and stuff like that? I love cats but maybe you could find something that is proven to work and that is useful

Jan 15, 2009
by Anonymous

where do i buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????

I NEEDTO HAVE ONE OF THEESE WHERE DO I BUY ONE AND DO THEY COME I ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!