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 lau1)
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 dip2)
bee蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1)
ant螞蟻 (maa5 ngai5)
fish魚 (jyu2)
whale鯨魚 (king4 jyu4)
shark鯊魚 (saa1 jyu2)
dolphin海豚 (hoi2 tyun4)
spider蜘蛛 (zi1 zyu1)
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

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 Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Cantonese flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Cantonese Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Cantonese flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

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