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Direct Translations from Swedish - Animals

These animal names have been translated from Swedish word by word. Your task is to guess what these species are actually called in English.
Quiz by Zefyrinus
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First submittedJune 29, 2013
Last updatedJune 29, 2013
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Direct Translation
Actual Name
Hint
Belt animal
Armadillo
An armored animal
Finger animal
Aye-aye
From Madagascar
Digling
Badger
Has a black and white head
Sea tulip
Barnacle
A nuisance for sailors
Flutter mouse
Bat
Often associated with horror
Shell ram
Beetle
A bug that doesn't resemble a ram at all
Water hog
Capybara
The largest rodent of the world
Tweezer fish
Copperband butterflyfish
Yellow and white striped fish with a protruding mouth that it is named for
Troll distaff
Dragonfly
Has an oblong body with four wings
Muffled deer
Fallow deer
Has white dots
Desert fox
Fennec
A kind of fox that does live in the desert
River horse
Hippopotamus
Its "English" name do mean "river horse"
Key maid
Ladybug
Dotted bug
Dragonhead fish
Lionfish
Spiny and very poisonous
Earth calf
Mole
(The "calf" here refers to the part of the leg.) It lives underground.
Night butterfly
Moth
The Swedish name here is quite accurate
Naked seashell
Nudibranch
It is "naked" because of its lack of shells
Clump fish
Ocean sunfish
Lays 300 million eggs at a time
Ink fish
Octopus or squid
Not a fish, but it possesses ink
Ant pinecone animal
Pangolin
A pinecone that eats ants?
Gray sow
Pill bug
Nasty thing that can curl up
Beak animal
Platypus
Weird animal from Australia
Spine swine
Porcupine
Is prickly
Washing bear
Raccoon
Has a striped tail
Raw animal
Roe deer
Cervidae common in Europe
Late walker
Sloth
It's late because it walks so slow
Killer slug
Spanish slug
Invasive specie that will destroy your garden
Oak blackgame (or black grouse)
Squirrel
Keeps stashes of e.g. acorns
Ghost animal
Tarsier
Tiny, tiny primate with huge eyes
Shield toad
Turtle or tortoise
Actually a reptilian
Hack skewer
Woodpecker
Bird that "hacks away"
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level 67
Jul 8, 2016
This was fun, learned a few new Swedish words too. I've never thought of animal names, but many of them are hilarious. :) It's no surprise Finnish has many animal names that follow the Swedish model. For example pesukarhu (raccoon) and kilpikonna (turtle/tortoise) can be translated exacly as the Swedish equivalents.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2016
Yeah, and virtahepo. :)
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