Animal Names Vocabulary List

For beginners: Learn a few common animal names in Japanese.

動物
doubutsu
JAPANESE ANIMAL NAMES


1 minute Japanese: Basic animal names in Japanese

A

alligator ワニwani
||
THANKS TO
Tenshi Rafael
ant
アリ ari
armadillo
アルマジロarumajiro
||
THANKS TO Tenshi
Rafael

N

Nautilusオウムガイ
oumugai
|| THANKS
TO Uichee (Vijay)!

Newt
イモリ imori
|| THANKS TO Alan Mogi!
Nightingale
サヨナキドリ or ナイチンゲール sayonakidori
or naichinge-ru
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!

B

batこうもり koumori || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

bear
熊 kuma
birds
é³¥ tori
birdschickenニワトリ niwa
tori

birdscrane鶴 tsuru
birdseagle é·² washi
birds
hawk
é·¹ taka
birdsowlフクロウ fukurou
birdssparrowスズメ suzume
birdsstorkコウノトリ kou
no tori

birdsswan白鳥 haku chou

O

Octopus – 蛸 tako
|| THANKS
TO Alan Mogi!

Orangutanオランウータン oranu-tan
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!


Otter
   -川獺 kawauso ||
THANKS TO Alan Mogi!


Oriole
コウライウグイス kouraiugaisu
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!
Ostrich
ダチョウ dachou
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!
Otter
川獺 kawauso
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!
Owl
フクロウ fukurou
|| THANKS TO Uichee (Vijay)!

C

cat猫
neko more…
camel
ラクダ rakuda
cow
牛 ushi
crab
カニ kani
crow
からす karasu || THANKS
TO
Tenshi Rafael

P

pandaパンダ panda || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

penguin
ペンギン pengin || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

pig
豚 buta
polar (white) bear
白熊 shiro kuma

D

dinosaurs恐竜
kyou ryuu
dog
犬 inu
dolphin
イルカ iruka
donkey
ロバ roba
dragon
竜 ryuu
duck
アヒル ahiru || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

Q

quail鶉
uzura

E

elephant象
zou

R

rabbitウサギ
usagi
rat / mouse
ネズミ nezumi
rhino
サイ sai

F

fox狐 kitsune
|| THANKS TO
Fox
D. Nights

frogカエル kaeru
firefly
蛍 hotaru
|| THANKS TO Tenshi Rafael
fish
魚 sakana
fishcarpこい koi
fishgoldfish金魚 kin gyo
fishsharkサメ same
fishwhale鯨 kujira

S

scorpionさそり
sasori || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

sheep
羊 hitsuji
skunk
スカンク sukanku
snake
蛇 hebi
snail
蝸牛 katatsumuri || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

squid
イカ ika || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

G

giraffeキリン
kirin
goat
ヤギ yagi

Godzilla
ゴジラ gojira
gorilla
ゴリラ gorira

T

tigerトラ
tora
turtle
亀 kame

H

hamsterハムスター
hamusuta
hippo
カバ kaba
horse
馬 uma

U

unicorn 一角獣
ikkakujuu

I

insects虫
mushi
fishbee蜂 hachi
fishbeetleカブトムシ kabutomushi
fishbutterfly蝶々 chou chou
fishcricketコオロギ koorogi
fishmosquitoか ka
fishwaspスズメバチ suzumebachi
fishwormミミズ mimizu

V

Vultureはげたけ
hagetake || THANKS to Ulrike

J

jaguarジャガー
jaga

W

wild boar
猪 inoshishi
wolf
狼 ookami

K

kangarooカンガルー
kangaru
koala
コアラ koara

X

 

L

lamb子羊
kohitsuji
lion
ライオン raion
leopard
ヒョウ hyou

Y

yakヤク
yaku

M

mouse / ratネズミ
nezumi
monkey
猿 saru
moth
蛾 ga || THANKS
TO Tenshi Rafael

mule / donkey
ロバ roba

Z

zebraシマウマ
shima uma

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