Italian vocabulary and phrases: animals

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If you are learning Italian and you are a beginner, you will find useful the tables below: Italian vocabulary and phrases: animals”.

GATTO ITALIAN

Animals in Italian

Agnello Lamb
Asino Donkey
Balena Whale
Bue Ox
Cagna Dog (female)
Cammello Camel
Cane Dog
Canguro Kangaroo
Capra Goat
Caprine Billy goat
Cavallo Horse
Cervo Deer, stag
Cinghiale Wild boar
Coccodrillo Crocodile
Coniglio Rabbit
Criceto Hamster
Elefante Elephant
Foca Seal
Gattino Kitten
Gatto Cat
Giraffa Giraffe
Insetto Insect
Ippopotamo Hippopotamus
Leone Lion
Leonessa Lioness
Lepre Hare
Lucertola Lizard
Lupo Wolf
Maiale Pig
Mucca Cow
Mulo Mule
Orso Bear
Orso polare Polar bear
Pecora Sheep
Pesce Fish
Pipistrello Bat
Pony Pony
Porcellino d’india Guinea pig
Puledro Foal
Rana Frog
Ratto Rat
Riccio Hedgehog
Rinoceronte Rhinoceros
Rospo Toad
Scimmia Monkey
Scoiattolo Squirrel
Serpent Snake
Squalo Shark
Talpa Mole
Tartaruga Tortoise
Tigre Tiger
Topo Mouse
Toro Bull
Uccello Bird
Vipera Viper, adder
Vitello Calf
Volpe Fox
Zebra Zebra

VOLPE ITALIAN

Vocabulary related to animals in Italian

Animale Animal, pet
Artiglio Claw
Caccia Hunting
Canile Kennel
Coda Tail
Corno Horn
Criniere Mane
Cucciolo Puppy
Gabbia Cage
Gobba Hump (of camel)
Guinzaglio Dog lead
Marsupio Pouch (of kangaroo)
Muso Muzzle, snout
Negozio di animali Pet shop
Pelliccia Fur
Pelo Coat, hair
Proboscides Trunk (of elephant)
Strisce Stripes (of zebra)
Trappola Trap
Zampa Paw
Zanna tusk
Zoccolo Hoof
Zoo Zoo

TARTARUGA ITALIAN

Useful phrases about animals in Italian

“a cuccia!” (to dog) “down!”
“attenti al cane” “beware of the dog”
è vietato introdurre cani” “no dogs allowed”
A cavallo On horseback
Andare a caccia To go hunting
Animali domestici Pets
Animali selvatici Wild animals
Bestiame Livestock
I diritti degli animali Animal rights
Il cane abbaia The dog barks
Il cane ringhia The dog growls
Il gatto fa le fusa The cat purrs
Il gatto miagola The cat miaows
In casa abbiamo 12 animali We have 12 pets in our house
Liberare un animale To set an animal free
Mettere un animale in gabbia To put an animal in a cage
Mi piacciono i gatti ma preferisco i cani I like cats but I prefer dogs
Mi piace l’equitazione or andare a cavallo I like horse-riding
Non abbiamo animali in casa We have no pets in our house

 


 

 

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