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Animals

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The word for 'animals' is very similar in English and Spanish:

un animal - an animal

los animales - the animals

The same is true of several animal names:

un tigre - a tiger

un elefante - an elephant

una serpiente - a snake

una jirafa - a giraffe

Do you remember how to say that j? Listen again if you need a reminder.

Here are some more animals with j in them:

un pájaro - a bird

una abeja - a bee

una lagartija - a lizard

Here are some more animals:

un oso - a bear

una mariposa - a butterfly

una oruga - a caterpillar

Don’t forget to listen out for the Spanish sounds in these words:

un caballo - a horse

un pez - a fish