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Spanish Animal Words: English to Spanish Translations

This page is perfect for English speakers looking to learn some new Spanish animal words. Each section of the page has translations listed from English to Spanish, so you can easily look up the animal you wish to say.

First in line you'll find the list of English to Spanish animal words, followed by the same words organized into three groups - land, sea, and air. Below this, you'll find several sentences that can help teach you how to use the animal words in normal conversation. Last, there's a video you can watch which reads aloud many of the animal words, that should help you with your pronunciation. (Because it can be hard to know how things are spoken, just from reading a webpage).

Animal Words from English to Spanish

You can also view these words with translations from Spanish to English.

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

Ant - Hormiga
Antelope - Antílope
Bat - Murciélago
Bear - Oso
Bird - Pajaro
Cat - Gato
Cow - Vaca
Deer - Ciervo
Dog - Perro
Dolphin - Delfín
Donkey - Burro
Dragon - Dragon
Elephant - Elefante
Fish - Pez
Fish (plural) - Peces
Fox - Zorro
Hamster - Hámster
Hippopotamus - Hipopotamo
Horse - Caballo
Lion - León
Monkey - Mono
Moose - Alce
Puppy - Cachorro
Rabbit - Conejo
Shark - Tiburon
Snake - Serpiente
Squirrel - Ardilla
Tiger - Tigre
Whale - Ballena
Wolf - Lobo

Spanish Animals Sorted by Category (Land, Sea, and Sky)

You can also view these categories with translations from English to Spanish.

This section contains all of the same words as seen in previously shown list of animal words. Sometimes it can be easier to commit things to memory if you've seen the same information in different formats. Perhaps the same will be true here. If you just want the raw data, however, you can easily skip this section and go straight to the sentences for new translations.

Land Animals
Many of the animals in our list are land-dwelling animals. How many can you remember? Here they are: Antelope (Antílope), Bear (Oso), Cat (Gato), Cow (Vaca), Deer (Ciervo), Dog (Perro), Donkey (Burro), Elephant (Elefante), Fox (Zorro), Hamster (Hámster), Hippopotamus (Hipopotamo), Horse (Caballo), Lion (León), Monkey (Mono), Moose (Alce), Puppy (Cachorro), Rabbit (Conejo), Snake (Serpiente), Squirrel (Ardilla), Tiger (Tigre), and Wolf (Lobo).

Sea Animals
Some other animals fall into the sea category. I've included all water animals here, whether they live in the sea, ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. Here are the 'sea' animals: Dolphin (Delfín), Fish (Pez), Fish (Peces, plural), Shark (Tiburon), and Whale (Ballena).

Sky Animals
The final list is of the animals of flight. This also includes mythical flying animals, because, why not? Here's some flying animals: Bat (Murciélago), Bird (Pajaro), and Dragon (Dragon).

Sentences with Animal References (English to Spanish Translations)

You can also view these sentences with translations from Spanish to English.

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

A dog is man's best friend. - El perro es el mejor amigo del hombre.
Are you a cow? - Es tu la vaca?
I have a cat. - Tengo un gato.
I have a cat in my pants. - Tengo un gato en mis pantalones.
I have a monkey. - Yo tengo un mono.
I like to sleep with the cows. - Me gusta dormir con las vacas.
Me encantan los pingüinos. - I love penguins.
I want to rent an ostrich. - Quiero alquilar un avestruz.
My cat is big. - Mi gato es grande.
My dog ate my homework. - Mi perro se comió mi tarea.
My dog is very cute. - Mi perro es muy lindo.
The elephant is big. - El elefante es grande.
The fish is red. - El pez es rojo.
This is a lion. - Esto es un león.
You are a monkey. - Eres un mono.

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Learn Spanish Animals with Videos

Animal names in Spanish with BASHO & FRIENDS - Animales

A very good children's video with a catchy musical flair. Includes translations for several animals - Pig, Chicken, Frog, Horse, Cat, Dog, Sheep, and Bird.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish 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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