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English to German: Learn Animal Words and Phrases in German

This page provides a good overview of various animal words and sentences, presented from English to German. Words include the translations for many popular animals, like cat, dog, horse, and cow, plus other less commonly translated animals sentences like Do not touch the chickens! and People are generally pigs.

Beyond the list of English to German animal translations, you'll also find other useful things on this page like additional learning resources, some German-themed articles, and trivia. There's also a comment section where you can leave your German animal translation requests and a poll where you can vote on our German-related question of the moment.

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General Animal Words in German

Names of the Animals in German

German Sentences with Animal References

English to German 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.)

English to German General Animal Words:

Animal - das Tier

Names of the Animals in English to German:

Bear - der Bär
Bird - der Vogel

Cat - die Katze
Chicken - das Huhn
Cow - die Kuh

Dog - der Hund

Elephant - der Elefant

Fish - der Fisch

Horse - das Pferd

Kitten - das Kätzchen

Pig - das Schwein
Puppy - das Hündchen

Rabbit - das Kaninchen

Skunk - das Stinktier

Tiger - der Tiger

English to German Sentences with Animal References:

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

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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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