Animals in Spanish

This free audio lesson on Animals in Spanish is one of the easier topics to learn and remember; as many of the Spanish animal words are comfortingly close to the English equivalent.  In fact the Spanish word for animal is animal! Although watch out for the plural "the animals", which is los animales.

In the list below you will see the Spanish word for dog perro. This is a potentially tricky pronunciation for English speakers, the double “r”. You have to roll your tongue with this sound by placing your tongue behind your big teeth and making your tongue vibrate. Some people get the sound straight away and for others it takes a little more practice. Don’t worry you’ll get it and when you do, you will sound like a native Spanish speaker.

Have fun learning the Spanish animal vocabulary and building on your word knowledge bank.

Talking about Animals in Spanish

Perro

Dog

Gato

Cat

Pájaro

Bird

Caballo

Horse

Poni

Pony

Vaca

Cow

Ratón

Mouse

Mono

Monkey

Chancho, Cerdo

Pig

Ciervo

Deer

Elefante

Elephant

Jirafa

Giraffe

Cabra

Goat

Buey

Ox

Gorila

Gorilla

How did you go with talking about animals in Spanish? Some of the words are easy to remember and some are quite different to English. You are doing great and moving closer and closer to mastering the basics of Spanish. 

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