Animals in Portuguese

In this Rocket Portuguese lesson we'll be taking a trip to the zoo – zoológico – to talk about all types of animals – animais! You might have a dog or cat at home, but I bet you don't have a monkey. You'd have to take a tour while in a Portuguese-speaking country to see some of these. Brazil especially presents a great opportunity to see some wildlife – the Amazon is so close!

After this lesson you'll be able to talk about the animals in your life and also about the more rare animals you don't see in every day.

Let's check out this lesson on animals in Portuguese!

Pronouncing animals in Portuguese

cachorro / cão

dog

gato / -a

cat

pássaro

bird

cavalo

horse

pônei

pony

vaca

cow

rato

mouse

macaco

monkey

porco

pig

veado

deer

elefante

elephant

girafa

giraffe

bode

goat

boi

ox

gorila

gorilla

How did you do? A lot of these animal words look similar to the names in English. But don't be fooled! You still need to practice, practice, practice to get the pronunciation right! Feel free to go through this lesson again and say the words out loud until you have animal names perfected.

Here are a few recommended Portuguese lessons to try next!

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Tereza Pereira
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