Animals in Russian
In this Rocket Russian lesson we'll be taking a trip to the zoo – зоопарк (zaapark) – to talk about all types of animals in Russian – животные (zhivotnye) or wild animals - звери (zveri)! You might have a dog or cat at home, but I bet you don't have a monkey. You'd have to take a tour while in a Russian-speaking country to see some of these. Russia presents a great opportunity to see some wildlife in taiga (forest)!
After this lesson you'll be able to talk about the animals in Russian in your life and also about the more rare animals you don't see every day.
Let's get started...
Pronouncing animals in Russian
How did you do? A lot of these animal words look similar to the names in English. But don't be fooled! You still need to practice, practice, practice to get the pronunciation right! Feel free to go through this lesson again and say the words out loud until you have animal names perfected.