Finnish Animals

This is a list of animals in Finnish. You will find common words including domestic pets, farm livestock, wild creatures and even insects.

Bird: lintu
Cat: kissa
Cow: lehmä
Dog: koira
Donkey: aasi
Eagle: kotka
Elephant: norsu
Goat: vuohi
Horse: hevonen
Lion: leijona
Monkey: apina
Mouse: hiiri
Rabbit: kani
Snake: käärme
Tiger: tiikeri
Sheep (pl.): Lampaita
Spider: Hämähäkki
Insect: Hyönteinen
Mosquito: Sääski / Itikka / Hyttynen
Butterfly: Perhonen
Bear: karhu
Animal: Eläin
Farm: Maatila / farmi
Forest: Metsä

The following sentences might come in handy in a conversation when socializing or in a pet store.

I have a dog: Minulla on koira
She likes cats: Hän pitää kissoista
Tigers are fast: Tiikerit ovat nopeita
Monkeys are funny: Apinat ovat hauskoja
Do you have any animals?: Onko sinulla eläimiä?
Do you sell dog food?: Myytkö koiranruokaa?

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