Animal Names in Danish

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

20 Common Animal Names in Danish


EnglishDanish  
dog(en) hund (hunde)
cow(en) ko (køer)
pig(en) gris (grise)
cat(en) kat (katte)
sheep(et) får (får)
horse(en) hest (heste)
monkey(en) abe (aber)
bear(en) bjørn (bjørne)
fish(en) fisk (fisk)
lion(en) løve (løver)
tiger(en) tiger (tigre)
elephant(en) elefant (elefanter)
mouse(en) mus (mus)
pigeon(en) due (duer)
snail(en) snegl (snegle)
spider(en) edderkop (edderkopper)
frog(en) frø (frøer)
snake(en) slange (slanger)
crocodile(en) krokodille (krokodiller)
tortoise(en) skildpadde (skildpadder)
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Animal Related Words in Danish


EnglishDanish  
animal(et) dyr (dyr)
mammal(et) pattedyr (pattedyr)
bird(en) fugl (fugle)
insect(et) insekt (insekter)
reptile(et) krybdyr (krybdyr)
zoo(en) zoo (zooer)
vet(en) dyrlæge (dyrlæger)
farm(en) gård (gårde)
forest(en) skov (skove)
river(en) flod (floder)
lake(en) sø (søer)
desert(en) ørken (ørkener)
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Mammals in Danish


EnglishDanish  
panda(en) panda (pandaer)
giraffe(en) giraf (giraffer)
camel(en) kamel (kameler)
wolf(en) ulv (ulve)
zebra(en) zebra (zebraer)
polar bear(en) isbjørn (isbjørne)
kangaroo(en) kænguru (kænguruer)
rhino(et) næsehorn (næsehorn)
leopard(en) leopard (leoparder)
cheetah(en) gepard (geparder)
donkey(et) æsel (æsler)
squirrel(et) egern (egern)
bat(en) flagermus (flagermus)
fox(en) ræv (ræve)
hedgehog(et) pindsvin (pindsvin)
otter(en) odder (oddere)

Birds in Danish


EnglishDanish  
duck(en) and (ænder)
chicken(en) kylling (kyllinger)
goose(en) gås (gæs)
owl(en) ugle (ugler)
swan(en) svane (svaner)
penguin(en) pingvin (pingviner)
ostrich(en) struds (strudse)
raven(en) ravn (ravne)
pelican(en) pelikan (pelikaner)
flamingo(en) flamingo (flamingoer)

Insects in Danish


EnglishDanish  
fly(en) flue (fluer)
butterfly(en) sommerfugl (sommerfugle)
bee(en) bi (bier)
mosquito(en) myg (myg)
ant(en) myre (myrer)
dragonfly(en) guldsmed (guldsmede)
grasshopper(en) græshoppe (græshopper)
caterpillar(en) larve (larver)
termite(en) termit (termitter)
ladybird(en) mariehøne (mariehøns)

Marine Animals in Danish


EnglishDanish  
whale(en) hval (hvaler)
shark(en) haj (hajer)
dolphin(en) delfin (delfiner)
seal(en) sæl (sæler)
jellyfish(en) vandmand (vandmænd)
octopus(en) blæksprutte (blæksprutter)
turtle(en) skildpadde (skildpadder)
starfish(en) søstjerne (søstjerner)
crab(en) krabbe (krabber)


Animal Names in Danish

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