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A Trip to the Zoo – Chinese Animal Vocabulary Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Leisure, Vocabulary

Last month, we learned 40 Chinese words to talk about animals. We learned vocabulary for land animals and marine life as well. Now we’re going to take a trip to the zoo to learn even more. Follow along with the video, which has Chinese characters, pinyin, and English:

动物园 – dòng wù yuán
zoo

哺乳动物 – bǔ rǔ dòng wù
mammal

斑马 – bān mǎ
zebra

犀牛 – xī niú
rhino

长颈鹿 – cháng jǐng lù
giraffe

骆驼 – luò tuó
camel

黑熊 – hēi xióng
black bear

狐狸 – hú lí
fox

美洲虎 – měi zhōu hǔ
jaguar

老虎 – lǎo hǔ
tiger

狐猴 – hú hóu
lemur

猴子 – hóu zi
monkey

黑猩猩 – hēi xīng xīng
chimpanzee

狐獴 – hú měng
meerkat

海豹 – hǎi bào
seal

袋鼠 – dài shǔ
kangaroo

沙袋鼠 – shā dài shǔ
wallaby

鸟 – niǎo
birds

火烈鸟 – huǒ liè niǎo
flamingo

鸭 – yā
duck

天鹅 – tiān’é
swan

鹳 – guàn
stork

秃鹫 – tū jiù
vulture

鱼 – yú
fish

两栖动物 – liǎng qī dòng wù
amphibian

青蛙 – qīng wā
frog

蝾螈 – róng yuán
newt

爬行动物 – pá xíng dòng wù
reptile

蜥蜴 – xī yì
lizard

龟 – guī
turtle

蛇 – shé
snake

响尾蛇 – xiǎng wěi shé
rattlesnake

蟒蛇 – mǎng shé
boa

鳄鱼 – È yú
crocodile

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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