Common Animals in the Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary

Mandarin Chinese names of common animals, complete with audio files for pronunciation and listening practice.

Aligator

English: Aligator
Pinyin: è yú
Chinese: 鱷魚

Audio Pronunciation

Bat

English: Bat
Pinyin: biānfú
Chinese: 蝙蝠

Audio Pronunciation

Bear

English: Bear
Pinyin: xióng
Chinese: 熊

Audio Pronunciation

Bird

English: Bird
Pinyin: niǎo
Chinese: 鳥

Audio Pronunciation

Bull

English: Bull
Pinyin: gōng niú
Chinese: 公牛

Audio Pronunciation

Cat

English: Cat
Pinyin: māo
Chinese: 貓

Audio Pronunciation

Cow

English: Cow
Pinyin: niú
Chinese: 牛

Audio Pronunciation

Dog

English: Dog
Pinyin: gǒu
Chinese: 狗

Audio Pronunciation

Donkey

English: Donkey
Pinyin: lǘzi
Chinese: 驢子

Audio Pronunciation

Elephant

English: Elephant
Pinyin: dà xiàng
Chinese: 大象

Audio Pronunciation

Fox

English: Fox
Pinyin: húli
Chinese: 狐狸

Audio Pronunciation

Frog

English: Frog
Pinyin: qīng wā
Chinese: 青蛙

Audio Pronunciation

Giraffe

English: Giraffe
Pinyin: cháng jǐng lù
Chinese: 長頸鹿

Audio Pronunciation

Goat

English: Goat
Pinyin: shān yáng
Chinese: 山羊

Audio Pronunciation

Hippopotomus

English: Hippopotomus
Pinyin: hé mǎ
Chinese: 河馬

Audio Pronunciation

Horse

English: Horse
Pinyin: mǎ
Chinese: 馬

Audio Pronunciation

Kangaroo

English: Kangaroo
Pinyin: dài shǔ
Chinese: 袋鼠

Audio Pronunciation

Lion

English: Lion
Pinyin: shīzi
Chinese: 獅子

Audio Pronunciation

Monkey

English: Monkey
Pinyin: hóuzi
Chinese: 猴子

Audio Pronunciation

Mouse

English: Mouse
Pinyin: lǎo shǔ
Chinese: 老鼠

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Panther

English: Panther
Pinyin: hēi bào
Chinese: 黑豹

Audio Pronunciation

Pig

English: Pig
Pinyin: zhū
Chinese: 豬

Audio Pronunciation

Porcupine

English: Porcupine
Pinyin: cì wèi
Chinese: 刺蝟

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Rabbit

English: Rabbit
Pinyin: tùzi
Chinese: 兔子

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Rat

English: Rat
Pinyin: dà lǎo shǔ
Chinese: 大老鼠

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Rhinoceros

English: Rhinoceros
Pinyin: xī niú
Chinese: 犀牛

Audio Pronunciation

Sheep

English: Sheep
Pinyin: yáng
Chinese: 羊

Audio Pronunciation

Skunk

English: Skunk
Pinyin: chòu yòu
Chinese: 臭鼬

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Snake

English: Snake
Pinyin: shé
Chinese: 蛇

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Tiger

English: Tiger
Pinyin: lǎo hǔ
Chinese: 老虎

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Turtle

English: Turtle
Pinyin: wū guī
Chinese: 烏龜

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Wolf

English: Wolf
Pinyin: láng
Chinese: 狼

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Zebra

English: Zebra
Pinyin: bān mǎ
Chinese: 斑馬

Audio Pronunciation