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German Animals

Learn to speak of animals in German with these German to English translations.

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General Animal Words: 4 translations (animal, pet, zoo, and zookeeper).

List of Animals: 100 translations (eagle, monkey, albatross, anteater, antelope, bear, beaver, buffalo, chameleon, badger, dolphin, German Shepherd, squirrel, lizard, moose, elephant, aardvark, meerkat, donkey, falcon, pheasant, fish, bat, fly, flying squirrel, ferret, frog, fox, lionfish, goose, cheetah, goldfish, grasshopper, grizzly bear, armadillo, honey bee, chicken, lobster, dog, puppy, centipede, hyena, hedgehog, cockroach, camel, kangaroo, rabbit, kitten, cat, rattlesnake, coyote, hummingbird, crocodile, cow, llama, iguana, dragonfly, lion, lynx, manatee, manta ray, mule, mouse, guinea pig, guppy, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, octopus, earwig, ocelot, parrot, baboon, pelican, peacock, horse, penguin, polar bear, cougar, jellyfish, caterpillar, deer, gerbil, reindeer, sheep, turtle, chimpanzee, butterfly, platypus, pig, seahorse, scorpion, skunk, ostrich, chipmunk, housefly, millipede, tiger, bird, raccoon, and goat).

Sentences with Animal References: 18 translations.

Notes: Words in bold added/corrected during the last update. You can also view this list of German animal words with translations from English to German.


General Animal Words (German to English)

das Tier ➔ Animal

das Haustier ➔ Pet (lit. house animal)

der Tiergarten ➔ Zoo

der Tierpfleger ➔ Zoo keeper


List of Animals (German to English)

der Adler ➔ Eagle

der Affe ➔ Monkey

der Albatros ➔ Albatross

der Ameisenbär ➔ Anteater

die Antilope ➔ Antelope

der Bär ➔ Bear

der Bieber ➔ Beaver

der Büffel ➔ Buffalo

das Chamäleon ➔ Chameleon

der Dachs ➔ Badger

der Delfin ➔ Dolphin

der Deutsche Schäferhund ➔ German Shepherd

das Eichhörnchen ➔ Squirrel

die Eidechse ➔ Lizard

der Elch ➔ Moose

der Elefant ➔ Elephant

der Erdferkel ➔ Aardvark

der Erdmännchen ➔ Meerkat

der Esel ➔ Donkey

der Falke ➔ Falcon

der Fasan ➔ Pheasant

der Fisch ➔ Fish

die Fledermaus ➔ Bat

die Fliege ➔ Fly

das fliegende Eichhörnchen ➔ Flying squirrel

das Frettchen ➔ Ferret

der Frosch ➔ Frog

der Fuchs ➔ Fox

der Feuerfisch ➔ Lionfish

die Gans ➔ Goose

der Gepard ➔ Cheetah

der Goldfisch ➔ Goldfish

der Grashüpfer ➔ Grasshopper

der Grizzlybär ➔ Grizzly bear

das Gürteltier ➔ Armadillo

die Honigbiene ➔ Honey bee

das Huhn ➔ Chicken

der Hummer ➔ Lobster

der Hund ➔ Dog

das Hündchen ➔ Puppy

der Hundertfüßer ➔ Centipede

die Hyäne ➔ Hyena

der Igel ➔ Hedgehog

die Kakerlake ➔ Cockroach

das Kamel ➔ Camel

das Känguru ➔ Kangaroo

das Kaninchen ➔ Rabbit

das Kätzchen ➔ Kitten

die Katze ➔ Cat

die Klapperschlange ➔ Rattlesnake

der Kojote ➔ Coyote

der Kolibri ➔ Hummingbird

das Krokodil ➔ Crocodile

die Kuh ➔ Cow

das Lama ➔ Llama

der Leguan ➔ Iguana

die Libelle ➔ Dragonfly

der Löwe ➔ Lion

der Luchs ➔ Lynx

der Manati ➔ Manatee

der Mantarochen ➔ Manta ray

der Maulesel ➔ Mule

die Maus ➔ Mouse

das Meerschweinchen ➔ Guinea pig

der Millionenfisch ➔ Guppy (fish)

das Nashorn ➔ Rhinoceros

das Nilpferd ➔ Hippopotamus

der Oktopus ➔ Octopus

der Ohrwurm ➔ Earwig

der Ozelot ➔ Ocelot

der Papagei ➔ Parrot

der Pavian ➔ Baboon

der Pelikan ➔ Pelican

der Pfau ➔ Peacock

das Pferd ➔ Horse

der Pinguin ➔ Penguin

der Polarbär ➔ Polar bear

der Puma ➔ Cougar

die Qualle ➔ Jellyfish

die Raupe ➔ Caterpillar

das Reh ➔ Deer

der Rennmaus ➔ Gerbil

das Rentier ➔ Reindeer

das Schaf ➔ Sheep

die Schildkröte ➔ Turtle

der Schimpanse ➔ Chimpanzee

der Schmetterling ➔ Butterfly

das Schnabeltier ➔ Platypus

das Schwein ➔ Pig

das Seepferdchen ➔ Seahorse

der Skorpion ➔ Scorpion

das Stinktier ➔ Skunk

der Strauß ➔ Ostrich

der Streifenhörnchen ➔ Chipmunk

die Stubenfliege ➔ Housefly

der Tausendfüßler ➔ Millipede

der Tiger ➔ Tiger

der Vogel ➔ Bird

der Waschbär ➔ Raccoon

die Ziege ➔ Goat


Sentences with Animal References (German to English)

Berühren Sie die Hühner nicht! ➔ Do not touch the chickens!

Der Bär ist stark. ➔ The bear is strong.

Der Hund ist groß. ➔ The dog is big.

Der Löwe schläft heute nacht. ➔ The lion sleeps tonight.

Der Polarbär ist weiß. ➔ The polar bear is white.

Der Polarbär war so beleidigt. ➔ The polar bear was so offended.

Der Schmetterling kann nicht mehr fliegen. ➔ The butterfly cannot fly anymore.

Die Katze ist weiß. ➔ The cat is white.

Die Maus ist klein. ➔ The mouse is small.

Diese Hunde suchen ein Zuhause! ➔ These dogs are looking for a home!

Eichhörnchen sind Nagetiere. ➔ Squirrels are rodents.

Ein Waschbär kommt selten allein. ➔ A raccoon rarely comes alone.

Ich habe eine Katze. ➔ I have a cat.

Ich habe zwei Hunde. ➔ I have two dogs.

Kaninchen mögen Karotten. ➔ Rabbits like carrots.

Leute sind gewöhnlich dumme Schweine. ➔ People are generally pigs.

Schildkröten sind beliebte Haustiere. ➔ Turtles are popular pets.

Schildkröten sind nicht langsam. ➔ Turtles are not slow.


*List of German animal words last updated: March 10, 2018.

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