Animal Names in Korean

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

20 Common Animal Names in Korean

dog in Korean개 (gae)
cow in Korean암소 (amso)
pig in Korean돼지 (dwaeji)
cat in Korean고양이 (goyang-i)
sheep in Korean양 (yang)
horse in Korean말 (mal)
monkey in Korean원숭이 (wonsung-i)
bear in Korean곰 (gom)
fish in Korean물고기 (mulgogi)
lion in Korean사자 (saja)
tiger in Korean호랑이 (holang-i)
elephant in Korean코끼리 (kokkili)
mouse in Korean생쥐 (saengjwi)
pigeon in Korean비둘기 (bidulgi)
snail in Korean달팽이 (dalpaeng-i)
spider in Korean거미 (geomi)
frog in Korean개구리 (gaeguli)
snake in Korean뱀 (baem)
crocodile in Korean악어 (ag-eo)
tortoise in Korean거북이 (geobug-i)

Animal Related Words in Korean

animal in Korean동물 (dongmul)
mammal in Korean포유동물 (poyudongmul)
bird in Korean새 (sae)
insect in Korean곤충 (gonchung)
reptile in Korean파충류 (pachunglyu)
zoo in Korean동물원 (dongmul-won)
vet in Korean수의사 (suuisa)
farm in Korean농장 (nongjang)
forest in Korean숲 (sup)
river in Korean강 (gang)
lake in Korean호수 (hosu)
desert in Korean사막 (samag)

Mammals in Korean

panda in Korean판다 (panda)
giraffe in Korean기린 (gilin)
camel in Korean낙타 (nagta)
wolf in Korean늑대 (neugdae)
zebra in Korean얼룩말 (eollugmal)
polar bear in Korean북극곰 (buggeuggom)
kangaroo in Korean캥거루 (kaeng-geolu)
rhino in Korean코뿔소 (koppulso)
leopard in Korean표범 (pyobeom)
cheetah in Korean치타 (chita)
donkey in Korean당나귀 (dangnagwi)
squirrel in Korean다람쥐 (dalamjwi)
bat in Korean박쥐 (bagjwi)
fox in Korean여우 (yeou)
hedgehog in Korean고슴도치 (goseumdochi)
otter in Korean수달 (sudal)

Birds in Korean

duck in Korean오리 (oli)
chicken in Korean닭 (dalg)
goose in Korean거위 (geowi)
owl in Korean부엉이 (bueong-i)
swan in Korean백조 (baegjo)
penguin in Korean펭귄 (peng-gwin)
ostrich in Korean타조 (tajo)
raven in Korean큰까마귀 (keunkkamagwi)
pelican in Korean펠리컨 (pellikeon)
flamingo in Korean홍학 (honghag)

Insects in Korean

fly in Korean파리 (pali)
butterfly in Korean나비 (nabi)
bee in Korean꿀벌 (kkulbeol)
mosquito in Korean모기 (mogi)
ant in Korean개미 (gaemi)
dragonfly in Korean잠자리 (jamjali)
grasshopper in Korean메뚜기 (mettugi)
caterpillar in Korean애벌레 (aebeolle)
termite in Korean흰개미 (huingaemi)
ladybird in Korean무당벌레 (mudangbeolle)

Marine Animals in Korean

whale in Korean고래 (golae)
shark in Korean상어 (sang-eo)
dolphin in Korean돌고래 (dolgolae)
seal in Korean바다표범 (badapyobeom)
jellyfish in Korean해파리 (haepali)
octopus in Korean문어 (mun-eo)
turtle in Korean바다 거북 (bada geobug)
starfish in Korean불가사리 (bulgasali)
crab in Korean게 (ge)

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