Animals/Les animaux

Below you will find 50 common animal translations.

 

alligator

nm alligator [aligatɔʀ]

bat

nf chauve-souris [ʃovsuʀi]

pl chauves-souris [ʃovsuʀi]

beaver

nm castor [kastɔʀ]

bear

nm ours [uʀs]

bird

nm oiseau [wazo]

pl oiseaux [wazo]

bull

nm taureau [tɔʀo]

pl taureuax [tɔʀo]

caribou

nm caribou

cat

nm chat [ʃa] – general usage and males

nf chatte [ʃat] – females (tabby)

cheetah

nm guépard [gepaʀ]

chicken

nf poule [pul] – hen

chipmunk

nm Suisse [sɥis]

cow

nf vache [vaʃ]

coyote

nm coyote

crocodile

nm crodocile [kʀɔkɔdil]

dog

nm chien [ʃjɛ̃] – general usage and males.

nf chienne [ʃjɛn] – females (bitch)

deer

nm chevreuil [ʃəvʀœj]

fish

nm poisson [pwasɔ̃]

giraffe

nf giraffe [ʒiʀaf]

goat

nf chèvre [ʃɛvʀ]

gopher

nm géomys

grizzly bear

nm grizzli [gʀizli]

groundhog/

marmot

nf marmotte [maʀmɔt]

hare

nm lièvre [ljɛvʀ]

hippopotamus

nm hippopotame [ipɔpɔtam]

hyena

nf hyène [‘jɛn]

lamb

nm agneau [aɲo]

pl agneaux [aɲo]

leopard

nm leopard [leɔpaʀ]

lion

nm lion [ljɔ̃] – general usage and males

nf lionne [ljɔn] – females (lioness)

moose

nm orignal

mouse

nf souris [suʀi]

otter

nf loutre [lutʀ]

owl

nm hibou [‘ibu]

pl hiboux [‘ibu]

panther

nf panthère [pɑ̃tɛʀ]

penguin

nm manchot [mɑ̃ʃo]

polar bear

nm ours polaire [uʀs pɔlɛʀ]

porcupine

nm porc-épic [pɔʀkepik]

pl porc-épics [pɔʀkepiks]

rabbit

nm lapin [lapɛ̃] – general usage and males

nf lapine [lapin] – females

raccoon

nm raton-laveur

reindeer

nm renne [ʀɛn]

rhinoceros

nm rhinoceros [ʀinɔseʀɔs]

rooster

nm coq [kɔk]

seal

nm phoque [fɔk]

sheep

nm mouton [mutɔ̃]

skunk

nf moufette

snake

nm serpent [sɛʀpɑ̃]

squirrel

nm écureuil [ekyʀœj]

turtle

nf tortue [tɔʀty]

walrus

nm morse [mɔʀs]

wolf

nm loup [lu]

zebra

nm zèbre [zɛbʀ]

Enjoy!