French Animal Words

Type the English translations of these French words for animals.
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Last updated: March 7, 2012
First submittedMarch 7, 2012
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French
English
chien
dog
chat
cat
vache
cow
cochon
pig
moustique
mosquito
chèvre
goat
cheval
horse
French
English
ours
bear
souris
mouse
oiseau
bird
abeille
bee
agneau
lamb
mouton
sheep
buffle
buffalo
French
English
araignée
spider
requin
shark
dauphin
dolphin
grenouille
frog
tortue
turtle
paon
peacock
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Level 33
Apr 17, 2012
More French quizzes, Quizmaster!
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Level 21
Dec 4, 2012
I love these french quizzes!!!! I made some too!
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Level 28
Jan 21, 2021
i made french territories
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Level 51
Apr 15, 2018
J'adore Quizmaster! (Practicing my French skills here!) Hon Hon Hon.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
sacré bleu!
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Level 48
Jul 7, 2021
C'est un jeu de mots ? Sinon c'est "sacrebleu" en un mot
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Level 28
Jul 9, 2021
et ça se lit "sacreubleu"
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2021
Nope. "e" and "eu" are two different sounds. Close, but different.
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Level 43
Apr 18, 2012
Animals and insects
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Level 37
Dec 23, 2014
hahahahhah that is a good one!!!
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Level 43
Jan 26, 2016
*facepalm*
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Level 25
Jul 8, 2016
Listen in biology, my friend.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
insects can be animals too
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Level 13
Jun 10, 2012
you should accept "gnat" for moustique.
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Level 36
Nov 6, 2019
'Please accept a wrong answer'
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2020
Gnat is "moucheron", not "moustique"
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Level 27
Oct 16, 2012
Great Quiz!! Could you do another one please??
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Level 42
Nov 22, 2012
12/20 and I don't know a word a French lol
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Level 20
Apr 17, 2013
I dont know french and i got a 16/20. Great quiz scorp1970.
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Level 77
Dec 23, 2014
I got 15 and I barely know any french. Might be a good quiz to make so that you have to answer the highlighted box.
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Level 27
Feb 13, 2018
Clearly you now do.... 12 to be precise....
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Level 18
Sep 29, 2013
Doesn't un porc mean pig?
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Level 83
Apr 22, 2014
Porc and cochon are synonyms. You could also say the old "pourceau", "verrat" for the male and "truie" for the female ^^.
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Level 65
May 10, 2017
Don't forget swine!
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Level 83
May 11, 2017
Verrat and truie are more specific indeed. But I can assure you that Porc, Cochon and Pourceau are synonyms in French.
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Level 46
Apr 21, 2019
Not exactly synonyms : cochon refers to the animal generally, and porc to the animal you wanna eat. The other words are less common.
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2021
Pourceau is rarer than the others.
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2016
that's one of the funny little things about European history. After 1066 (Hastings) the normandic kings ruled England for some time. Since the court was still French (-speaking), they demanded the food to be presented in French to them.

And some time later, since pigsmeat was for peasants, but the same meat as "porc" was for kings, clever farmers started to name the meat "porc" to make it sound more fancy.

It's the same with beef (boeuf), mutton (mouton) poultry (poule) and some other food types

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Level 35
Jul 20, 2018
In familiary language we say cochon but never say that to your teacher since it means other things...
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Level 57
Jul 7, 2021
Well in fact porc means pork.

It is the difference between the animal and the meat.

cochon = animal (pig)

porc = meat (pork)

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Level 73
Jul 11, 2021
Not exactly. In French, "porc" is used for both the animal and the meat. So it means both "pork" and "pig". ("Porc" can also mean a dirty person, or one with bad manners. But that's besides the point... ;) )
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Level 56
May 1, 2014
Finished with 3:28 left
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Level 84
May 26, 2014
Perfect picture
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Level 57
Dec 23, 2014
Just curious, why have sheep & lamb in there? No other animals have the young animal (ie, calf, kitten, kid, etc). Maybe put a trickier one in it's place, perhaps moose or deer.
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Level 27
Dec 23, 2014
Yeah. that's what i thought
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Level 78
Jan 20, 2018
I was just guessing random animals because I know very little French. When sheep appeared I never thought to try lamb. Perhaps that one was thrown in to separate the sheep from the goats. :)
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2014
Got 18. Don't speak any French.
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Level 45
Dec 25, 2014
I call BS
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Level 82
Dec 25, 2014
Why? You can't randomly guess animals? I'm sure that's not a talent unique to me.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
I got 17/20 by largely guessing
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Level 44
Dec 1, 2015
Can't believe I missed mosquito. I go camping, in Canada, where all our packaging is bilingual in French and English. And NOBODY dares go into the woods without mosquito repellent....
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Level 43
Jan 26, 2016
You should also accept "tortoise" for "tortue, as in french there's only one word for tortoise and turtle.
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Level 61
Oct 29, 2020
Absolutely- it’s the first translation I think of, although turtle came close behind!
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Level 25
Jul 8, 2016
Easy to guess.
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Level 28
Jan 7, 2017
tortue is tortoise not turtle
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2017
It is actually both. We have only one word in French for tortoise and turtle (we have to specify "tortue terrestre" or "tortue marine" if we want to make a difference between the two English words)
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
Could tortoise be accepted?
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Level 61
Jan 26, 2017
100% in less than a minute.... finally all those years of French education came in handy.
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Level 55
Jan 26, 2017
Can you take lamb out please? It is a baby sheep not another type of animal, it just has a negative effect on the quiz in my opinion.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2017
Didn't get frog and it was the picture >.
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Level 63
Jan 26, 2017
I knew a few, then I just started typing any animal that popped into my head
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Level 69
Jan 26, 2017
"Le buffle fûté" doesn't ring as well as "le bison fûté". :)
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2017
Actually, the English word for bison is... bison.
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2017
Accept peafowl for peacock, maybe?
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Level 24
Feb 8, 2017
2mins 57secs

toooooooo easy

learned french at school

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Level 82
Jul 3, 2017
Man, the French have a different word for everything! :-P
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
Maybe it's a different language 😜
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Level 52
Jan 15, 2018
tortue = tortoise as well as turtle. Please accept.
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Level 66
Jan 20, 2018
Yes, I tried 'tortoise' first as well.
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Level 39
Jul 24, 2018
...turtle is tortue de mer...tortoise is tortue...
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Level 73
Jan 20, 2018
Was hoping for my favourite french animal - seal. Look it up
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Level 19
Jan 20, 2018
haha trebek! I am from Quebec, we used to laugh at that one in french class!
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2018
100% with 2:30 left! This was more of an english test for me considering I'm a french canadian
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2018
way too much time
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2018
Some relationships with Esperanto: araignée -> araneo -> spider, abeille -> abelo -> bee.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
How about simply arachnid..
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Level 32
Aug 14, 2018
I honestly guessed "moustache" for "moustique" XD
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
Why are frog and mousse so high? I mean guessed right so often?
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Level 70
Dec 18, 2018
Well, there's a frog in the picture up at the top, for one.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
ok yea, that helps, but on mobile you dont see those.

Btw I just happened to take this quiz again and see your reply. But how otherwise would you know someone has replied. I havent received any notification. Yet I often see people discuss in the comments... Have wondered about this for a while..

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Level 53
Jan 24, 2019
Lapin is the only one I actually know and it's not on here :(
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Level 56
Jan 18, 2020
Should accept 'tortoise' for 'tortue'.
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2020
Please add tortoise as an alternative to turtle for tortue - both are correct in French, and in the English world, it seems only Americans use turtle for both. The rest of the English world uses the two words - turtle for aquatic and tortoise for land species.
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Level 48
Mar 22, 2021
Here's another one- "chouette"(owl). Thanks Duolingo!
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Level 15
Jul 10, 2021
Very easy coming from someone who knows French, Mandarin, Cantonese and English fluently.
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2021
How did knowing Mandarin and Cantonese help you with this quiz? (Besides for bragging that you speak four languages in the comments section, I mean.)