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The Animals in Dutch 2 <<1

[a squirrel] [a squirrel] [a squirrel] [a squirrel]
eekhoorns click to hear (2 pictures on the right by Amy Gregson © 2011)

More Animals

konijn
haas
eekhoorn
mol
hear - 2
(rabbit)
(hare)
(squirrel)
(mole)
nijlpaard
neushoorn
ijsbeer
hear - 2
([Nile-horse] hippo)
([nose-horn] rhino)
([ice-] polar bear)
struisvogel
wild zwijn
stinkdier
hear
(ostrich)
(wild boar)
(skunk)
schildpad
stekelvarken
egel
hear
([shield-toad] tortoise, turtle)
([spines-pig] porcupine)
(hedgehog)
The 'D' of schildpad is usually dropped
haai
kreeft
garnaal
kwal
hear - 2
(shark)
(lobster)
(shrimp, prawn)
(jellyfish)
vogelbekdier
zeehond
walvis
hear
([bird-beak animal] platypus)
([sea-dog] seal)
(whale [-fish])
vlinder
nachtvlinder
vleermuis
hear - 2
(butterfly)
([butterfly of the night] large moth)
(bat)
hagedis
salamander
pad
hear - 2
(lizard)
(salamander)
(toad)
kikker, kikvors
donderkopje
kikkervisje
hear
(frog)
([thunderhead] tadpole)
([frog-fish] tadpole)
kalkoen
fazant
vos
hear
(turkey)
(pheasant)
(fox)
giraf (giraffe)
hear
This 'G' has an unusual ('French') pronunciation
Kwal click to hear ('jellyfish') is also an unpleasant, slimy male person, usually of an affected, exaggerated appearence.

Birds of Holland and beyond

(de) vogel click to hear 2 - bird - vogels click to hear 2 - birds - 'onze gevederde vrienden' click to hear 2 - 'our feathered friends'
[small bird, sparrow?]
vogeltje click to hear 2 - mus (?) click to hear
[seagull]
meeuw click to hear
[seagulls]
meeuwen click to hear
[a pigeon, dove] [a pigeon, dove]
duif click to hear 2 - plural: duiven click to hear
[swan]
zwaan click to hear
[crow]
kraai click to hear 2
[crows] [crows]
kraai click to hear 2 - plural: kraaien click to hear 2
[magpie]
ekster click to hear 2
[magpie] [magpie]
ekster click to hear 2 - plural: eksters click to hear
[male [blackbird, male] [blackbird, female] [blackbird, female] [female
mannetje click to hear merel click to hear merel click to hear - plural: merels click to hear merel click to hear vrouwtje click to hear
[egret] [egret]
zilverreiger click to hear 2
The 'little bird,' swan, magpies and blackbirds pictures, and the top right crow picture are by Amy Gregson © 2011
All rights reserved. Used by permission. Thank you very much, Amy!
zwaluw
vink
nachtegaal
duif
zwaan
hear
(swallow)
(finch)
(nightingale)
(dove)
(swan)
havik
uil
koekoek
raaf
kraai
hear
(hawk)
(owl)
(cuckoo)
(raven)
(crow)
merel
lijster
specht
roodborstje
eend
hear
(blackbird)
(thrush)
(woodpecker)
(robin)
(duck)
adelaar, arend
ooievaar
reiger
meeuw
gier
(vleermuis)
hear
(eagle)
(stork)
(heron)
(seagull)
(vulture)
(bat)
gans
buizerd
aalscholver
visdiefje
winterkoninkje
hear
(goose)
(buzzard)
(cormorant)
([fish-thief] sea swallow)
(winter [king] wren)
spreeuw
mus
hear
(starling)
(sparrow)
Vlaamse gaai
Jan van Gent
hear
(jay)
(gannet)
kanarie
parkiet
pagegaai
hear
(canary)
(parakeet)
(parrot)
kolibri
wielewaal
meerkoet
hear
(hummingbird)
(golden oriole)
(coot - a small black-and-white water bird)
ekster
leeuwerik
pauw
hear
(magpie)
(lark)
(peacock)

click to hear 2 specht click to hear 2 ('woodpecker')
leeuwerik click to hear 2 lark
sperwer click to hear 2 sparrowhawk
wielewaal click to hear 2 golden oriole
adelaar click to hear 2 / arend click to hear 2 'eagle'
ijsvogel click to hear 2 3 ['ice bird'] 'kingfisher'
winterkoninkje click to hear 2 ['little winter king'] 'winter wren'
vogelverschrikker click to hear scarecrow
The 'Jan van Gent' is named after its perceived call.
An enigmatic children's song about swans.
Elk vogeltje zingt zoals 't gebekt is click to hear
Every bird sings as its beak is - some things can't be changed

(de) zwaardvis click to hear 2 swordfish
(de) zeester click to hear 2 starfish
(de) jakhals click to hear 2 jackall
(de) Vlaamse reus click to hear 2 'Flemish Giant' - a type of rabbit
(het) koolwitje click to hear 2 a white butterfly (Dutch (de) kool click to hear 2 is both 'cabbage' and 'coal')
herkauwen click to hear 2 ['to re-chew'] 'to ruminate'
(het) ongedierte click to hear 2 'vermin' (usually insects and/or rodents)
(het) stinkdier click to hear 2 3 'skunk'

[a peacock]
pauw click to hear - 2

[hummingbird]
kolibri click to hear

[lizard]
hagedis click to hear 2

Bugs World

[a house fly]
vlieg click to hear
[maggot]
made click to hear
[honeybee]
bij
click to hear
[honeybee]
bij click to hear
[crany fly, 'Daddy Longlegs' mosquito]
langpootmug
click to hear 2
[crane fly, 'Daddy Longlegs' mosquito]
langpootmug click to hear 2
[a butterfly]
vlinder click to hear
[large moth]
nachtvlinder
click to hear 2
[large moth]
nachtvlinder
click to hear 2
[spider's web]
spinneweb click to hear
[spider's web]
spinneweb click to hear
[a spider]
spin click to hear
[a spider]
spin click to hear
['daddy longlegs' spider]
hooiwagen click to hear 2
['Daddy Longlegs' spider]
hooiwagen click to hear 2 (6 legs?)
[dragonfly]
libel click to hear 2 3 / libelle click to hear 2
(picture © 2011 by Amy Gregson)
[ladybug, ladybird]
onzelieveheersbeestje click to hear 2
(picture © 2010 by Uriah Yaniv)
[ladybug, ladybird]
onzelieveheersbeestje click to hear 2
[ladybirds, ladybugs]
lieveheersbeestjes click to hear
(picture © 2011 by Amy Gregson)
[a beetle]
tor click to hear = kever click to hear 2
[beetle]
tor click to hear = kever click to hear 2
[beetle]
tor click to hear = kever click to hear 2
[ants]
mieren click to hear 2
[pillbug]
pissebed click to hear 2
[earwig]
oorwurm click to hear
[unknown bug]
onbekend insect click to hear
[chigger]
mijt click to hear 'chigger'
[centipede or millipede]
duizendpoot click to hear 2
[caterpillar] [caterpillar]
rups click to hear
[silver-fish]
zilvervisje click to hear 2
click to hear (de) krekel click to hear 2 cricket
No picture yet: (hopefully never?) (de) kakkerlak click to hear 2 ('cockroach')
bij
wesp
vlo
teek
mot
hear
(bee)
(wasp)
(flea)
(tick)
(small moth)
mier
kever, tor
lieveheersbeestje
kakkerlak
hear
(ant)
(beetle)
(ladybug)
(cockroach)
vlinder
nachtvlinder
libelle
sprinkhaan
hear
(butterfly)
(large moth)
(dragonfly)
(grasshopper, locust)
pissebed
bromvlieg
mug
langpootmug
spin
hear
(pillbug)
(house fly)
(mosquito)
('daddy longlegs' mosquito)
(spider)
duizendpoot
oorwurm
hooiwagen
rups
krekel
hear
(millipede)
(earwig)
([hay-cart] 'daddy longlegs' spider)
(caterpillar)
(cricket)
[a turtle on a floating log]
schildpad click to hear
[a snake]
slang click to hear - 2
[a lizard]
hagedis click to hear - 2
[worms, rainworms]
wormen click to hear = regenwormen click to hear
slang: pieren click to hear
[snail]
slak click to hear
[snail]
slak click to hear
[snail's shell]
slakkenhuis click to hear
[snail's shell]
slakkenhuizen click to hear
['naked snail' - slug]
naakte slak click to hear

Irregular Animal Plurals

kind - kinderen click to hear
kalf - kalveren click to hear 2 3
rund - runderen * click to hear 2 3
koe - koeien click to hear 2
hear 4 - 2
vlo - vlooien click to hear
(child - children)
(calf - calves)
(bovine - bovines)
(cow - cows)

(flea - fleas)
dinosaurus - sauriërs hear (dinosaur - dinosaurs)
I guess there's no law against the regular plural 'dinosaurussen,' but it just sounds awful to me. Dutch Russen click to hear 2 means 'Russians' (singular: Rus click to hear)

Dog Breeds

teckel
Duitse herder
keeshond
hear
('dachshund')
(German shepherd)

[dachshund, young]
teckel click to hear - 2
[poodle]
poedel click to hear - 2

Wat is dat voor een beest? click to hear 2 3 4
What [kind of] (unpleasant) animal is that?
[praying mantis] [praying mantis]
't Is een bidsprinkhaan click to hear
It's a praying mantis

In English, pet owners and caretakers are called 'Mommy' and 'Daddy' to their pets. The Dutch words are different: (het) vrouwtje click to hear for a woman or girl, and (het) baasje click to hear 2 for a man or boy.
In Dutch, the parents of children are (de) moeder click to hear ('mother') or Mamma click to hear 2 ('Mom') and (de) vader click to hear ('father') and Pappa click to hear ('Dad') - see also: family.

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