Japanese Animal Names - Doubutsu

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In this article we will learn the names of animals in Japanese. Animals in Japanese say: Doubutsu [動物]. Below we will present a huge table with animals, insects, birds and fish, for you to study and increase your vocabulary and knowledge.

Realize that most animals write using the katakana (when his name comes from another language). Some animals can be written either using hiragana, such as katakana or kanji. Therefore, the table below will show both writings, but remember that using a certain script will depend on the occasion.

Animais em japonês – doubutsu [動物]

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List of Animal Names in Japanese

RōmajiPortugueseKanjiHiraganaKatakanaEnglish
DoubutsuAnimal動物どうぶつドウブツanimal
ToriBirdとりトリbird
SakanaFishさかなサカナfish
KaiShellfish / Crustaceanかいカイshellfish
mushiBugむしムシinsect
HarinezumiUrchin針鼠 ハリネズミ 
KachikuCattle家畜かちくカチク 
NiwatoriChickenにわとりニワトリchicken
HiyokoChickひよこヒヨコchick
nekoCatねこネコcat
nezumiMouseねずみネズミrat / mouse
robaDumb驢馬ろばロバdonkey
Mas aPigぶたブタpig
anHorseうまウマhorse
niwatoriChickenにわとりニワトリchicken
crackedGoose鵞鳥がちょうガチョウgoose
kamoWild duckかもカモwild duck
ahiruduck家鴨あひるアヒルdomestic duck
hitsujiSheepひつじヒツジsheep
ushicowうしウシcow
hamusutaaHamster--ハムスターhamster
inuDogいぬイヌdog
shikaDeer鹿しかシカdeer
usagiBunnyうさぎウサギrabbit
kirinGiraffe麒麟きりんキリンgiraffe
rakudacamel駱駝らくだラクダcamel
kobuDromedaryこぶコブhump
zouElephantぞうゾウelephant
pandaPanda--パンダpanda
kangaruuKangaroo--カンガルーkangaroo
hyouLeopard / Pantherひょうヒョウleopard / panther
kitsuneFoxきつねキツネfox
raion / shishiLion獅子- / ししライオンlion
logTigerとらトラtiger
waniCrocodile / alligatorわにワニcrocodile / alligator
kabaHipoppotamus河馬かばカバhippopotamus
kumaBearくまクマbear
ookamiWolfおおかみオオカミwolf
saruMonkeyさるサルmonkey
tanukiRaccoonたぬきタヌキraccoon dog
goriraGorilla--ゴリラgorilla
shimaumaZebra縞馬しまうまシマウマzebra
dachouOstrich駝鳥だちょうダチョウostrich
inoshishiBoarいのししイノシシboar
leavesRhinocerosさいサイrhino
tsunoHornつのツノhorn
hebiSnake / Snakeへびヘビsnake
kamereonChameleon--カメレオンchameleon
yamoriLargatixa--やもりヤモリgecko
katatsumurisnail蝸牛かたつむりカタツムリsnail
tokageLizard蜥蜴とかげトカゲlizard
kameTurtleかめカメtortoise / turtle
kouraShell甲羅こうらコウラshell
koumoriBat蝙蝠こうもりコウモリbat
chinpanjiiChimpanzee--チンパンジーchimpanzee
koaraKoala--コアラkoala
chiitaaCheetah / Leopard--チーターcheetah
shirokumaPolar Bear白熊しろくまシロクマpolar bear
arikuiAnteater蟻食ありくいアリクイanteater
kamonohashiPlatypus鴨嘴かものはしカモノハシplatypus
araigumaRaccoon浣熊あらいぐまアライグマraccoon
yamaarashiHedgehog豪猪やまあらしヤマアラシporcupine
chinchiraChinchilla--チンチラchinchilla
risuSquirrel栗鼠りすリスsquirrel
yagiGoat山羊やぎヤギgoat
KarasuCrow鴉・烏-カラスCrow
SuzumeSparrowすずめススメsparrow
HachiBeeはちハチbee
IkaSquidいかイカsquid
TakoOctopusたこタコoctopus
AriAntありアリant
KoiCarpこいコイcarp
KujiraWhaleくじらクジラwhale
HakuchouSwan白鳥はくちょうハクチョウswan
KumoSpider蜘蛛くもクモspider
SameSharkサメshark
YagiGoat山羊やぎヤギgoat
WashiEagleわしワシeagle
KoinuDoggy小犬こいぬコイヌpuppy
OhitsujiAries牡羊おひつじオヒツジsheep
My "MaMare雌馬めうまメウマtide
KoumaFoal子馬こうまコウマfoal
HerajikaMoose箆鹿へらじかヘラジカmoose
BaffarooBison-ばっふぁろバッファローbison
BibaBeaver-びばビバbeaver
ItachiFerretいたちイタチweasel
AshikaSeal海驢あしかアシカseal
IrukaDolphin海豚いるかイルカdolphin
KaeruFrogかえるカエフfrog
gammafrog蝦蟇がまハエtoad
SanshouuoSalamander山椒魚さんしょううおサンショウウオsalamander
FuguPufferfish河豚ふぐフグpuffer
ChouButterflyちょうチョウbutterfly
KamakiriPraying Mantis蟷螂かまきりカマキリsoothsayer
KaMosquitofly
KouchuuBeetle甲虫こうちゅうコウチュウbeetle
InagoGrasshopperいなごイナゴgrasshopper
AraigumaRaccoon荒熊あらいうまアライグマRaccoon
HotaruFireflyほたるホタルFirefly
HaeFlyはえハエfly
senzankoupangolin (ball armadillo)穿山甲せんざんこうセンザンコウpangolin

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