Animals

Let’s take a look at animals and their names in Japanese from English. What are some common animal names in Japanese and how can we learn them.

Animal Kanji Kana Romaji
Cat ねこ neko
Dog いぬ inu
Duck かも kamo
Sheep ひつじ hitsuji
Cow うし ushi
Turkey 七面鳥 しちめんちょう shichimenchou
Horse うま uma
Donkey 驢馬 ろば roba
Chicken 鳥・鶏 とり / にわとり tori / niwatori
Hamster ハムスター hamusuta
Rat  鼠 ねずみ nezumi
Goat 山羊 やぎ yagi
Rabbit うさぎ usagi
Goose 鵞鳥 がちょう gachou
Pig ぶた buta
Fish さかな sakana
Bear くま kuma