This free audio lesson on Animals in Spanish is one of the easier topics to learn and remember; as many of the Spanish animal words are comfortingly close to the English equivalent. In fact the Spanish word for animal is animal! Although watch out for the plural "the animals," which is los animales.
In the list below you will see the Spanish word for dog (perro). This is a potentially tricky pronunciation for English speakers, the double “r”. You have to roll your tongue with this sound by placing your tongue behind your big teeth and making your tongue vibrate. Some people get the sound straight away and for others it takes a little more practice. Don’t worry you’ll get it and when you do, you will sound like a native Spanish speaker.
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Have fun learning the Spanish animal vocabulary and building on your word knowledge bank.
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How did you go with talking about animals in Spanish? Some of the words are easy to remember and some are quite different to English. You are doing great and moving closer and closer to mastering the basics of Spanish.
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See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!
Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish
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