Cantonese Animal Names

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

pig豬 (zyu1)
cow牛 (ngau4)
horse馬 (maa5)
dog狗 (gau2)
sheep羊 (joeng4)
monkey馬騮 (maa5 lau4)
cat貓 (maau1)
bear熊 (hung4)
tiger老虎 (lou5 fu2)
rabbit兔仔 (tou3 zai2)
lion獅子 (si1 zi2)
elephant大笨象 (daai6 ban6 zoeng6)
chicken雞 (gai1)
duck鴨 (aap3)
butterfly蝴蝶 (wu4 dip6)
bee蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1)
ant螞蟻 (maa5 ngai5)
fish魚 (jyu4)
whale鯨魚 (king4 jyu4)
shark鯊魚 (saa1 jyu4)
dolphin海豚 (hoi2 tyun4)
spider蠄蟧 (kam4 lou4)
snake蛇 (se4)
snail蝸牛 (wo1 ngau4)
frog蛙 (waa1)
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Cantonese Vocabulary Books

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Cantonese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Cantonese words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Cantonese Vocabulary Book

Cantonese Vocabulary Book

This Cantonese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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Cantonese Quizlet Flashcards

Cantonese Quizlet Flashcards

These Cantonese flashcard sets contain 1300 of the most important Cantonese vocabularies sorted by topic. Each set represents one topic which allows you to dive deeper into areas depending on your priorities and interests.

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