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Learn German Animal Words and Phrases

This page should act as a good reference for those who are looking for a place to build on their basic German vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning about German animal words and phrases, this is a great place to start. Now everyone can learn how to say the animal names in German with our German to English animals dictionary!

On this page there are several animal words that have been translated from German to English. There's also a couple of translated sentences which contain animal references, listed below the list of animal names. Beyond that, you'll find our comment section, a list of articles about Germany, and our current German Web Poll.

If you know the translations for any other animal words or related phrases, feel free to use the submit form at the bottom of the page. Everything on this site was submitted by our visitors, simply sharing some of what they know. Don't know German, but know another language instead? Feel free to submit translations in that language instead. All submissions will be posted to the site in a future update.

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Scroll down to see the full list of German animal translations, or use these quick links to skip straight to your chosen translations:

General Animal Words in German

Names of the Animals in German

German Sentences with Animal References

German to English Animals:

Whether you are taking online German classes, doing distance learning German, or studying German abroad in Europe, our German to English dictionary is always being updated with new German animal translations which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak German.

View this list of German animal words with translations from: German to English or English to German

(Words in bold added/corrected during the last update.)

General Animal Words in German:

  • das Tier - Animal

Names of the Animals in German:

der Bär - Bear

der Elefant - Elephant

der Fisch - Fish

das Huhn - Chicken
der Hund - Dog
das Hündchen - Puppy

das Kaninchen - Rabbit
das Kätzchen - Kitten
die Katze - Cat
die Kuh - Cow

das Pferd - Horse

das Schwein - Pig
das Stinktier - Skunk

der Tiger - Tiger

der Vogel - Bird


German Sentences with Animal References:

Berühren Sie die Hühner nicht! - Do not touch the chickens!
Leute sind gewöhnlich dumme Schweine - People are generally pigs

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The Fine Print

I don't speak German 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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