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The Animals in Dutch 2 <<1

the: de click to hear 2 / het click to hear 2 3 - 't click to hear ->>
Plurals always take 'de'
a: (een) - 'n click to hear / one: één click to hear 2 3

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

More Animals

(het) konijn
(de) haas
(de) eekhoorn
(de) mol
hear - 2
(rabbit)
(hare)
(squirrel)
(mole)
(het) nijlpaard
(de) neushoorn
(de) ijsbeer
hear - 2
([Nile-horse] hippo)
([nose-horn] rhino)
([ice-] polar bear)
(de) struisvogel
(een)wild zwijn
(het) stinkdier
hear
(ostrich)
(wild boar)
(skunk)
(de) schildpad
(het) stekelvarken
(de) egel
hear
([shield-toad] tortoise, turtle)
([spines-pig] porcupine)
(hedgehog)
The 'D' of schildpad is usually dropped
(de) haai
(de) kreeft
(de) garnaal
(de) kwal
hear - 2
(shark)
(lobster)
(shrimp, prawn)
(jellyfish)
(het) vogelbekdier
(de) zeehond
(de) walvis
hear
([bird-beak animal] platypus)
([sea-dog] seal)
(whale [-fish])
(de) vlinder
(de) nachtvlinder
(de) vleermuis
hear - 2
(butterfly)
([butterfly of the night] large moth)
(bat)
(de) hagedis
(de) salamander
(de) pad
hear - 2
(lizard)
(salamander)
(toad)
(de) kikker, (de) kikvors
(het) donderkopje
(het) kikkervisje
hear
(frog)
([thunderhead] tadpole)
([frog-fish] tadpole)
(de) kalkoen
(de) fazant
(de) vos
hear
(turkey)
(pheasant)
(fox)
(de) giraf (giraffe)
hear
This 'G' has an unusual ('French') pronunciation
(de) 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?]
(het) vogeltje click to hear 2 - (de) mus (?) click to hear
[seagull]
(de) meeuw click to hear
[seagulls]
meeuwen click to hear
[a pigeon, dove] [a pigeon, dove]
(de) duif click to hear 2 - plural: duiven click to hear
[swan]
(de) zwaan click to hear
[crow]
(de) kraai click to hear 2
[crows] [crows]
(de) kraai click to hear 2 - plural: kraaien click to hear 2
[magpie]
(de) ekster click to hear 2
[magpie] [magpie]
(de) ekster click to hear 2 - plural: eksters click to hear
[male [blackbird, male] [blackbird, female] [blackbird, female] [female
(het) mannetje click to hear (de) merel click to hear (de) merel click to hear - plural: merels click to hear (de) merel click to hear (het) vrouwtje click to hear
[egret] [egret]
(de) zilverreiger click to hear 2
[bird's nest]
(het) vogelnestje 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!
(de) zwaluw
(de) vink
(de) nachtegaal
(de) duif
(de) zwaan
hear
(swallow)
(finch)
(nightingale)
(dove)
(swan)
(de) havik
(de) uil
(de) koekoek
(de) raaf
(de) kraai
hear
(hawk)
(owl)
(cuckoo)
(raven)
(crow)
(de) merel
(de) lijster
(de) specht
(het) roodborstje
(de) eend
hear
(blackbird)
(thrush)
(woodpecker)
(robin)
(duck)
(de) adelaar, (de) arend
(de) ooievaar
(de) reiger
(de) meeuw
(de) gier
((de) vleermuis)
hear
(eagle)
(stork)
(heron)
(seagull)
(vulture)
(bat)
(de) gans
(de) buizerd
(de) aalscholver
(het) visdiefje
(het) winterkoninkje
hear
(goose)
(buzzard)
(cormorant)
([fish-thief] sea swallow)
(winter [king] wren)
(de) spreeuw
(de) mus
hear
(starling)
(sparrow)
(de) Vlaamse gaai
(de) Jan van Gent
hear
(jay)
(gannet)
(de) kanarie
(de) parkiet
(de) pagegaai
hear
(canary)
(parakeet)
(parrot)
(de) kolibri
(de) wielewaal
(de) meerkoet
hear
(hummingbird)
(golden oriole)
(coot - a small black-and-white water bird)
(de) ekster
(de) leeuwerik
(de) pauw
hear
(magpie)
(lark)
(peacock)

click to hear 2 specht click to hear 2 ('woodpecker')
(de) leeuwerik click to hear 2 lark
(de) sperwer click to hear 2 sparrowhawk
(de) wielewaal click to hear 2 golden oriole
(de) adelaar click to hear 2 / (de) arend click to hear 2 'eagle'
(de) ijsvogel click to hear 2 3 ['ice bird'] 'kingfisher'
(het) winterkoninkje click to hear 2 ['little winter king'] 'winter wren'
(de) 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]
(de) pauw click to hear - 2

[hummingbird]
(de) kolibri click to hear

[lizard]
(de) hagedis click to hear 2

[little geese]
(de) gans click to hear goose - gansjes click to hear 2 young, little geese

Bugs World

[a house fly]
(de) vlieg click to hear
[maggot]
(de) made click to hear
[honeybee]
(de) bij
click to hear
[honeybee]
(de) bij click to hear
[crany fly, 'Daddy Longlegs' mosquito]
(de) langpootmug
click to hear 2
[crane fly, 'Daddy Longlegs' mosquito]
(de) langpootmug click to hear 2
[a butterfly]
(de) vlinder click to hear
[large moth]
(de) nachtvlinder
click to hear 2
[large moth]
(de) nachtvlinder
click to hear 2
[spider's web]
(het) spinneweb click to hear
[spider's web]
(het) spinneweb click to hear
[a spider]
(de) spin click to hear
[a spider]
(de) spin click to hear
['daddy longlegs' spider]
(de) hooiwagen click to hear 2
['Daddy Longlegs' spider]
(de) hooiwagen click to hear 2 (6 legs?)
[dragonfly]
(de) libel click to hear 2 3 / libelle click to hear 2
(picture © 2011 by Amy Gregson)
[ladybug, ladybird]
(het) lieveheersbeestje click to hear 2 3
(het) onzelieveheersbeestje click to hear 2
(picture © 2010 by Uriah Yaniv)
[ladybug, ladybird]
(het) onzelieveheersbeestje click to hear 2
[ladybirds, ladybugs]
lieveheersbeestjes click to hear
(picture © 2011 by Amy Gregson)
[a beetle]
(de) tor click to hear = (de) kever click to hear 2
[beetle]
(de) tor click to hear = (de) kever click to hear 2
[beetle]
(de) tor click to hear = (de) kever click to hear 2
[ants]
mieren click to hear 2
[pillbug]
(de) pissebed click to hear 2
[earwig]
(de) oorwurm click to hear
[unknown bug]
(een) onbekend insect click to hear
[chigger]
(de) mijt click to hear 'chigger'
[caterpillar] [caterpillar]
(de) rups click to hear
[silver-fish]
(het) zilvervisje click to hear 2
[centipede or millipede]   [centipede or millipede]
[thousand-leg] - (de) duizendpoot click to hear 2 (Dutch does not have a separate word for 100-leg)
No picture yet: (hopefully never?) (de) kakkerlak click to hear 2 ('cockroach')
click to hear (de) krekel click to hear 2 cricket
(de) hommel click to hear 2 3 1. male bee 2. bumblebee
(de) bij
(de) wesp
(de) vlo
(de) teek
(de) mot
hear
(bee)
(wasp)
(flea)
(tick)
(small moth)
(de) mier
(de) kever, (de) tor
(het) lieveheersbeestje
(de) kakkerlak
hear
(ant)
(beetle)
(ladybug)
(cockroach)
(de) vlinder
(de) nachtvlinder
(de) libelle
(de) sprinkhaan
hear
(butterfly)
(large moth)
(dragonfly)
(grasshopper, locust)
(de) pissebed
(de) bromvlieg
(de) mug
(de) langpootmug
(de) spin
hear
(pillbug)
(house fly)
(mosquito)
('daddy longlegs' mosquito)
(spider)
(de) duizendpoot
(de) oorwurm
(de) hooiwagen
(de) rups
(de) krekel
hear
(millipede)
(earwig)
([hay-cart] 'daddy longlegs' spider)
(caterpillar)
(cricket)
[a turtle on a floating log]
(de) schildpad click to hear
[a snake]
(de) slang click to hear - 2
[a lizard]
(de) hagedis click to hear - 2
[worms, rainworms]
wormen click to hear = regenwormen click to hear
slang: pieren click to hear
[snail]
(de) slak click to hear
[snail]
(de) slak click to hear
[snail's shell]
(het) slakkenhuis click to hear
[snail's shell]
slakkenhuizen click to hear
['naked snail' - slug]
(de) naakte slak click to hear
[a lizard]
(de) hagedis click to hear (lizard) /or/ (de) salamander click to hear (salamander)

Irregular Animal Plurals

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

(flea - fleas)
(de) 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: (de) Rus click to hear)

Dog Breeds

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

[dachshund, young]
(de) teckel click to hear - 2
[poodle]
(de) 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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