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How to say Animals In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
動物どうぶつドウブツ
Pronunciation: doubutsu
How to Say It Outloud: doh-boo-tsu
Usage: Refers to animals in general
Example Sentence Japanese:動物は自然の中で重要な役割を果たしています。
Example Sentence English:Animals play an important role in nature.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
生き物いきものイキモノ
Pronunciation: ikimono
How to Say It Outloud: ee-kee-mo-no
Usage: Refers to living creatures, not limited to just animals
Example Sentence Japanese:公園にはさまざまな生き物が生息しています。
Example Sentence English:Various living creatures inhabit the park.

Dictionary

動物達どうぶつたち
Noun
  • animals
家畜かちくCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • domestic animals; livestock; cattle
Wikipedia definition
  • Livestock
匹ひきCommon wordjlpt-n1
Counter
  • counter for small animals
Counter
  • counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size)
Counter
  • counter for horses
Noun
  • roll of cloth
動植物どうしょくぶつCommon word
Noun
  • plants and animals; flora and fauna
頭とうCommon word
Counter
  • counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle); counter for insects in a collection; counter for helmets, masks, etc.
Wikipedia definition
  • Head
小動物しょうどうぶつ
Noun
  • small animal
下等動物かとうどうぶつ
Noun
  • lower animals
数匹すうひき
Noun
  • several animals
百獣ひゃくじゅう
Noun
  • all kinds of animals
動物虐待どうぶつぎゃくたい
Noun
  • animal abuse; animal cruelty; cruelty to animals; cruelty toward animals
Wikipedia definition
  • Cruelty to animals
狩猟鳥獣しゅりょうちょうじゅう
Noun
  • animals that can legally be hunted; game animals
鳥獣ちょうじゅうCommon word
Noun
  • birds and wild animals; wildlife
干支えと
Noun
  • sexagenary cycle; 60-term cycle of 12 zodiac animals combined with 5 elements in the traditional Chinese calendar; currently used in Japan for years, historically also for days
Noun
  • 12-year Chinese zodiac
Wikipedia definition
  • Sexagenary cycle
点景てんけい
Noun
  • persons or animals added to a picture; incidental details of a picture
人畜じんちく
Noun
  • men and animals
外肛動物がいこうどうぶつ
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • ectoprocta; bryozoa; moss animals
Wikipedia definition
  • Bryozoa
古生物こせいぶつ
Noun
  • extinct plants and animals
動物実験どうぶつじっけん
Noun
  • experiments using animals; in-vivo testing; animal testing
Wikipedia definition
  • Animal testing
実験動物中央研究所じっけんどうぶつちゅうおうけんきゅうじょ
Noun
  • Central Institute for Experimental Animals
Organization
  • Central Institute for Experimental Animals
Wikipedia definition
  • Central Institute for Experimental Animals
畜生ちくしょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
  • damn it; damn; son of a bitch; for Christ's sake
Noun
  • beast; animal
Noun
  • person reborn into the animal realm
Noun
  • brute; bastard
Wikipedia definition
  • Animals in Buddhism

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