Learn Italian words: animal names in Italian

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Hello everybody, it’s time for a new infographic to learn Italian words!

Animal names in Italian might not be that obvious and are actually one of the most problematic section of the Italian vocabulary for many Italian language students.

Many of these names are actually used in common Italian idioms and sayings. A few examples:

  • Il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio (the wolf changes its fur, but never changes its behavior)
  • Can che abbaia non morde (barking dog doesn’t bite)
  • A caval donato non si guarda in bocca (don’t look a gift horse in the mouth)
  • Essere una pecora nera (to be a black sheep)
  • Avere occhi di falco (to have hawk’s eyes)
  • Ripetere a pappagallo (to repeat like a parrot)

Here you’ll find some animal names in Italian divided into categories: pets, farm animals, forest animals, mountain animals and a selection of birds.


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