Afrikaans Animals

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

Bird: voël
Cat: kat
Cow: koei
Dog: hond
Donkey: donkie
Eagle: arend
Elephant: olifant
Goat: bok
Horse: perd
Lion: leeu
Monkey: aap
Mouse: muis
Rabbit: konyn
Snake: slang
Tiger: tier
Sheep (pl.): skape
Spider: spinnekop
Insect: insek
Mosquito: muskiet
Butterfly: skoenlapper
Bear: beer
Animal: dier
Farm: plaas
Forest: bos

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

I have a dog: Ek het ’n hond
She likes cats: Sy hou van katte
Tigers are fast: Tiere is baie vinnig
Monkeys are funny: Bobbejane is snaaks
Do you have any animals?: Het jy/julle enige diere?
Do you sell dog food?: Verkoop jule hondekos?

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