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Learn Japanese Animal Names and Phrases

This page should act as a good reference for those who are looking for a place to build on their basic Japanese vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning about Japanese animal words and phrases. The page includes some basic animal words, the names of several animals translated from various forms of Japanese writing: Romaji, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji.

Know any other animal words or phrases that are missing from this page? Leave a comment in our comment section or submit it to the site using the form at the bottom of the page - just above the submit form is a list of animal words that people are looking for translations of if you need some inspiration.

Besides the list of animal words and phrases you'll also find some other interesting things on the page including a comment section where you can connect with other learners of the Japanese language, plus some additional learning resources on Amazon to further your studies. There's also some links to some Japanese themed articles if you feel so inclined to read them.

Japanese to English Animal Words and Phrases:

Whether you are learning about Japanese animal words in Japan, taking an online Japanese class, or plan to enrol yourself in Japanese language immersion school, our Japanese to English dictionary is always being updated with new Japanese animal words which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Japanese.

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

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnJapaneseCL.)

General Animal Words in Japanese:

Romaji Hiragana Kanji English
Doubutsu どうぶつ 動物 Animals
Doubutsuen どうぶつえん 動物園 Zoo

Names of the Animals in Japanese:

Romaji Hiragana Katakana Kanji English
Buta ぶた Pig
Ebi えび 海老 Shrimp
Gama Toad
Hebi Snake
Hitsuji ひつじ Sheep
Inu いぬ Dog
Iruka いるか Dolphin
Kaba Hippopotamus
Kame かめ Turtle
Kitsune きつね Fox
Kirin / Jirafu きりん ジラフ Giraffe
Kuma くま Bear
Morumotto モルモット Guinea Pig
Neko ねこ Cat
Nezumi ねずみ Mouse
Ookami Wolf
Raba Mule
Rakuda らくだ Camel
Risu りす Squirrel
Ryuu りゅう Dragon
Saru さる Monkey
Sakana さかな Fish
Shika しか 鹿 Deer
Shishi / Raion しし ライオン 獅子 Lion
Taka Hawk
Tako たこ Octopus
Tora とら Tiger
Tori とり Bird
Uma うま Horse
Usagi うさぎ Rabbit / Bunny
Ushi うし Cow

Japanese Sentences with Animal References:

Romaji Hiragana / Standard Japanese English
Watashi no inu wa totemo kawaii desu. わたしのいぬはとてもかわいいです。
私の犬はとても可愛いです。
My dog is very cute.

Leave a Comment

If you found any errors in our translations, let us know in the comments below! Looking for a specific translation relating to the theme of this page? Free free to ask for one in the comment section as well. Otherwise, just let us know what's on your mind!

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Requested Japanese Translations

Do you know how to speak Japanese? Perhaps you can send in some translations to help the visitors of this site. Below are a list of animal words and phrases in English that people are looking to be translated into Japanese.

Beta fish
Cock-a-too
Hummingbird
Panda
Rooster
Spider




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The Fine Print

The Japanese to English Dictionary featured at the Chromlea Language Tutor may contain some errors in the Japanese language. It is to be seen with a grain of salt, as all the content is from actual user submissions and not checked for grammatical / spelling accuracy (though we do correct our content as we are informed of errors). We wish you the best with your learning Japanese and hope you can find this site helpful in your Japanese language study.