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Whether you plan to study French in France, take online French classes, or join a French language immersion program, our French to English dictionary is always being updated with new French words which makes an excellent supplement for those trying to learn to speak French.










Learn French Animal Words and Phrases
There are many French animal names to remember when you are learning to speak French, so to get you started off with the easiest information, I'll begin with what I like to call the "free words" of the French language. These words are written exactly the same in both English and French, so, if you aleady know how to spell them in English, then you are well on your way to remembering them in French.

All you need to do is remember whether they are masculine (as most of them are) or feminine.

Anyway, here is the list of some of the "free" French animal names:

l'alligator (m) / alligator
le crocodile / crocodile
la gazelle / gazelle
le hamster / hamster
le jaguar / jaguar
le koala / koala
le lion / lion
le panda / panda
le pigeon / pigeon
le rat / rat
le toucan / toucan

Congratulations! You now know eleven French animal names!

Now then comes the "almost free" French animal names. These words are very similar between the French and the English translations, that so long as you can remember a small change or two and their proper gender, you should have no trouble remembering these additional French animals.

l'antilope (f) / antelope
l'armadille (f) / armadillo
le canari / canary
le chimpanzé / chimpanzee
le crabe / crab
l'éléphant (m) / elephant
la girafe / giraffe
le gorille / gorilla
l'hippopotame (m) / hippopotamus
l'iguane (m) / iguana
l'insecte (m) / insect
le lama / llama
le léopard / leopard
l'orang-outang (m) / orangutan
le rhinocéros / rhinoceros
le tigre / tiger
le zèbra / zebra

There's another seventeen animal words that should be fairly simple for you to remember. Please see below for our full list of French animal names.



View this list of French animal words with translations from: French to English or English to French
(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnFrenchCLT twitter page.)


French to English Animal Names:

l'agneau (m) / lamb
l'alligator (m) / alligator
l'âne (m) / donkey
l'antilope (f) / antelope
l'armadille (f) / armadillo

le canard / duck
le canari / canary
le cerf / deer
le chameau / camel
le chat / cat
le chaton / kitten
le cheval / horse
la chèvre / goat
le chien / dog
le chimpanzé / chimpanzee
le crabe / crab
le crocodile / crocodile





le dauphin / dolphin

l'éléphant (m) / elephant

la gazelle / gazelle
la girafe / giraffe
le gorille / gorilla

le hamster / hamster
le hibou / owl
l'hippopotame (m) / hippopotamus

l'iguane (m) / iguana
l'insecte (m) / insect

le jaguar / jaguar

le koala / koala

le lama / llama
le lapin / rabbit
le léopard / leopard
le lion / lion

le loup / wolf

le mouton / sheep
le morse / walrus

l'oiseau (m) / bird
l'orang-outang (m) / orangutan
l'ours (m) / bear

le panda / panda
le pigeon / pigeon

le poisson / fish
le poulet / chicken

le rat / rat
le requin / shark
le rhinocéros / rhinoceros

le serpent / snake
le singe / ape
le singe / monkey
la souris / mouse





le tigre / tiger
la tortue / turtle
le toucan / toucan

la vache / cow

le zèbra / zebra



Sentences About Animals:

Aimeriez vous acheter de moi quelque cheveux voles? - Would you like to buy some stolen horses from me?
J'aime faire du cheval - I like to go horseback riding
J'etais un canard. Mais, les canards sont tres tres stupid, ainsi j'ai change - I used to be a duck. But ducks are very very stupid, so I changed.
Mon petit-ami est le poisson dans l'ocean d'atlantique - My boyfriend is a fish in the atlantic ocean


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