Animal Names in Bulgarian

Animals always deliver as a nice topic of conversation to get some small talk going. Watching cat videos in Bulgarian is just one of many more reasons to learn all basic animal names in Bulgarian. For even more animals, take a look at our learning resources for Bulgarian at the end of the page.

20 Common Animal Names in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
dog in Bulgarian(N) куче (ку́че - kúche)
cow in Bulgarian(F) крава (кра́ва - kráva)
pig in Bulgarian(N) прасе (прасе́ - prasé)
cat in Bulgarian(F) котка (ко́тка - kótka)
sheep in Bulgarian(F) овца (овца́ - ovtsá)
horse in Bulgarian(M) кон (кон - kon)
monkey in Bulgarian(F) маймуна (майму́на - maĭmúna)
bear in Bulgarian(F) мечка (ме́чка - méchka)
fish in Bulgarian(F) риба (ри́ба - ríba)
lion in Bulgarian(M) лъв (лъв - lŭv)
tiger in Bulgarian(M) тигър (ти́гър - tígŭr)
elephant in Bulgarian(M) слон (слон - slon)
mouse in Bulgarian(F) мишка (ми́шка - míshka)
pigeon in Bulgarian(M) гълъб (гъ́лъб - gŭ́lŭb)
snail in Bulgarian(M) охлюв (о́хлюв - ókhlyuv)
spider in Bulgarian(M) паяк (па́як - páyak)
frog in Bulgarian(F) жаба (жа́ба - zhába)
snake in Bulgarian(F) змия (змия́ - zmiyá)
crocodile in Bulgarian(M) крокодил (крокоди́л - krokodíl)
tortoise in Bulgarian(F) сухоземна костенурка (сухозе́мна костену́рка - sukhozémna kostenúrka)

Animal Related Words in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
animal in Bulgarian(N) животно (живо́тно - zhivótno)
mammal in Bulgarian(M) бозайник (боза́йник - bozáĭnik)
bird in Bulgarian(F) птица (пти́ца - ptítsa)
insect in Bulgarian(N) насекомо (насеко́мо - nasekómo)
reptile in Bulgarian(N) влечуго (влечу́го - vlechúgo)
zoo in Bulgarian(F) зоологическа градина (зоологи́ческа гради́на - zoologícheska gradína)
vet in Bulgarian(M) ветеринар (ветерина́р - veterinár)
farm in Bulgarian(F) ферма (фе́рма - férma)
forest in Bulgarian(F) гора (гора́ - gorá)
river in Bulgarian(F) река (река́ - reká)
lake in Bulgarian(N) езеро (е́зеро - ézero)
desert in Bulgarian(F) пустиня (пусти́ня - pustínya)

Mammals in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
panda in Bulgarian(F) панда (па́нда - pánda)
giraffe in Bulgarian(M) жираф (жира́ф - zhiráf)
camel in Bulgarian(F) камила (ками́ла - kamíla)
wolf in Bulgarian(M) вълк (вълк - vŭlk)
zebra in Bulgarian(F) зебра (зе́бра - zébra)
polar bear in Bulgarian(F) полярна мечка (поля́рна ме́чка - polyárna méchka)
kangaroo in Bulgarian(N) кенгуру (ке́нгуру - kénguru)
rhino in Bulgarian(M) носорог (носоро́г - nosoróg)
leopard in Bulgarian(M) леопард (леопа́рд - leopárd)
cheetah in Bulgarian(M) гепард (гепа́рд - gepárd)
donkey in Bulgarian(N) магаре (мага́ре - magáre)
squirrel in Bulgarian(F) катерица (ка́терица - káteritsa)
bat in Bulgarian(M) прилеп (при́леп - prílep)
fox in Bulgarian(F) лисица (лиси́ца - lisítsa)
hedgehog in Bulgarian(M) таралеж (тарале́ж - taralézh)
otter in Bulgarian(F) видра (ви́дра - vídra)

Birds in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
duck in Bulgarian(F) патица (па́тица - pátitsa)
chicken in Bulgarian(F) кокошка (коко́шка - kokóshka)
goose in Bulgarian(F) гъска (гъ́ска - gŭ́ska)
owl in Bulgarian(M) бухал (бу́хал - búkhal)
swan in Bulgarian(M) лебед (ле́бед - lébed)
penguin in Bulgarian(M) пингвин (пингви́н - pingvín)
ostrich in Bulgarian(M) щраус (щра́ус - shtráus)
raven in Bulgarian(M) гарван (га́рван - gárvan)
pelican in Bulgarian(M) пеликан (пелика́н - pelikán)
flamingo in Bulgarian(N) фламинго (флами́нго - flamíngo)

Insects in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
fly in Bulgarian(F) муха (муха́ - mukhá)
butterfly in Bulgarian(F) пеперуда (пеперу́да - peperúda)
bee in Bulgarian(F) пчела (пчела́ - pchelá)
mosquito in Bulgarian(M) комар (кома́р - komár)
ant in Bulgarian(F) мравка (мра́вка - mrávka)
dragonfly in Bulgarian(N) водно конче (во́дно ко́нче - vódno kónche)
grasshopper in Bulgarian(M) скакалец (скакале́ц - skakaléts)
caterpillar in Bulgarian(F) гъсеница (гъсе́ница - gŭsénitsa)
termite in Bulgarian(M) термит (терми́т - termít)
ladybird in Bulgarian(F) калинка (кали́нка - kalínka)

Marine Animals in Bulgarian


EnglishBulgarian
whale in Bulgarian(M) кит (кит - kit)
shark in Bulgarian(F) акула (аку́ла - akúla)
dolphin in Bulgarian(M) делфин (делфи́н - delfín)
seal in Bulgarian(M) тюлен (тюле́н - tyulén)
jellyfish in Bulgarian(F) медуза (меду́за - medúza)
octopus in Bulgarian(M) октопод (октопо́д - oktopód)
turtle in Bulgarian(F) водна костенурка (во́дна костену́рка - vódna kostenúrka)
starfish in Bulgarian(F) морска звезда (мо́рска звезда́ - mórska zvezdá)
crab in Bulgarian(M) рак (рак - rak)

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