French Animal Names

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

pig(le) cochon
cow(la) vache
horse(le) cheval
dog(le) chien
sheep(le) mouton
monkey(le) singe
cat(le) chat
bear(le) ours (l'ours)
tiger(le) tigre
rabbit(le) lapin
lion(le) lion
elephant(le) éléphant (l'éléphant)
chicken(la) poule
duck(le) canard
butterfly(le) papillon
bee(la) abeille (l'abeille)
ant(la) fourmi
fish(le) poisson
whale(la) baleine
shark(le) requin
dolphin(le) dauphin
spider(la) araignée (l'araignée)
snake(le) serpent
snail(le) escargot (l'escargot)
frog(la) grenouille
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French Vocabulary Book

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