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English to French Animals

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 (le, as most of them are) or feminine (la).

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

Alligator ➔ L'alligator (m)

Crocodile ➔ Le crocodile

Gazelle ➔ La gazelle

Hamster ➔ Le hamster

Jaguar ➔ Le jaguar

Koala ➔ Le koala

Lion ➔ Le lion

Panda ➔ Le panda

Pigeon ➔ Le pigeon

Rat ➔ Le rat

Toucan ➔ Le 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.

Antelope ➔ L'antilope (f)

Armadillo ➔ L'armadille (f)

Canary ➔ Le canari

Chimpanzee ➔ Le chimpanzé

Crab ➔ Le crabe

Elephant ➔ L'éléphant (m)

Giraffe ➔ La girafe

Gorilla ➔ Le gorille

Hippopotamus ➔ L'hippopotame (m)

Iguana ➔ L'iguane (m)

Insect ➔ L'insecte (m)

Lizard ➔ Le lézard

Llama ➔ Le lama

Leopard ➔ Le léopard

Orangutan ➔ L'orang-outang (m)

Rhinoceros ➔ Le rhinocéros

Tiger ➔ Le tigre

Zebra ➔ Le zèbra

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

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of animal names from French to English.


English to French Animals:

("Le" animals are masculine, "La" animals are feminine. Animals starting with "L'" have a (m) or (f) to denote gender.)

Alligator ➔ L'alligator (m)

Ant ➔ La fourmi

Antelope ➔ L'antilope (f)

Ape ➔ Le singe

Armadillo ➔ L'armadille (f)

Bear ➔ L'ours (m)

Bird ➔ L'oiseau (m)

Butterfly ➔ Le papillon

Camel ➔ Le chameau

Canary ➔ Le canari

Cat ➔ Le chat

Chicken ➔ Le poulet

Chimpanzee ➔ Le chimpanzé

Cow ➔ La vache

Crab ➔ Le crabe

Crocodile ➔ Le crocodile

Deer ➔ Le cerf

Dog ➔ Le chien

Dolphin ➔ Le dauphin

Donkey ➔ L'âne (m)

Duck ➔ Le canard

Elephant ➔ L'éléphant (m)

Fish ➔ Le poisson

Gazelle ➔ La gazelle

Giraffe ➔ La girafe

Goat ➔ La chèvre

Goose ➔ L'oie

Gorilla ➔ Le gorille

Hamster ➔ Le hamster

Hippopotamus ➔ L'hippopotame (m)

Horse ➔ Le cheval

Iguana ➔ L'iguane (m)

Insect ➔ L'insecte (m)

Jaguar ➔ Le jaguar

Kitten ➔ Le chaton

Koala ➔ Le koala

Lamb ➔ L'agneau (m)

Leopard ➔ Le léopard

Lion ➔ Le lion

Lizard ➔ Le lézard

Llama ➔ Le lama

Monkey ➔ Le singe

Mouse ➔ La souris

Octopus ➔ La pieuvre

Orangutan ➔ L'orang-outang (m)

Owl ➔ Le hibou

Panda ➔ Le panda

Pig ➔ Le cochon

Pigeon ➔ Le pigeon

Puppy ➔ Le chiot

Rabbit ➔ Le lapin

Rat ➔ Le rat

Rhinoceros ➔ Le rhinocéros

Rooster ➔ Le coq

Shark ➔ Le requin

Sheep ➔ Le mouton

Snake ➔ Le serpent

Swan ➔ Le cygne

Tiger ➔ Le tigre

Toucan ➔ Le toucan

Turkey ➔ Le dindon

Turtle ➔ La tortue

Walrus ➔ Le morse

Wolf ➔ Le loup

Zebra ➔ Le zèbra


English to French Animal Sentences:

I like to go horseback riding. ➔ J'aime faire du cheval.

I used to be a duck. But ducks are very very stupid, so I changed. ➔ J'etais un canard. Mais, les canards sont tres tres stupid, ainsi j'ai change.

My boyfriend is a fish in the atlantic ocean. ➔ Mon petit-ami est le poisson dans l'ocean d'atlantique.

Would you like to buy some stolen horses from me? ➔ Aimeriez vous acheter de moi quelque cheveux voles?


*List of animal words last updated: April 8, 2018.


English to French Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about French animals?

1. Can you name 20 animals in French?
2. What is the French word for Crocodile?


French to English Comprehension:

What about these animal questions starting with the French first? Can you translate them back into English?

1. What is the English translation of le chameau?
2. What is l'agneau in English?



Corrections?

As most of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak French and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak French myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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