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English to Japanese: Learn Animal Words and Phrases in Japanese

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, this is a great place to start. Now everyone can learn how to say the animal names in Japanese with our English to Japanese animals dictionary!

Once you've finished looking over the page, you will some some other things which you might find useful including a comment section, some more Japanese learning resources, and some Japanese-themed articles. There's also a submit form at the bottom of the page where you can submit new content to the site in any language you so choose. Everything on this site was submitted by visitors just like you who wanted to share a little bit of what they know. All I've tried to do is compile it all into a readable site!

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English to Japanese 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 English to Japanese 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 from English to Japanese:

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

Names of the Animals from English to Japanese:

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

English to Japanese Sentences with Animal References:

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


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese 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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