In this lesson you will find some useful words about the most important pets and animals.
Here's a list with some animali domestici (pets/domestic animals).
|Il pesce rosso||Goldfish|
Take a look at the following examples.
|Questo è il mio cane. Si chiama Fido.||This is my dog. His name is Fido.|
|In casa abbiamo due gatti, un cane e tre pesci rossi.||At home we have two cats, a dog and three goldfishes.|
Here's a list with the most important animali della fattoria (farm animals).
Chek out the following examples.
|L'asino non è un animale stupido.||The donkey isn't a stupid animal.|
|C'è un topo in cucina!||There's a mouse in the kitchen.|
Here's a list with the most important animali selvatici (wild animals).
|Allo zoo ho visto un orso bianco.||At the zoo I saw a white bear.|
|Il canguro è l'animale simbolo dell'Australia.||The kangaroo is the symbol (animal) of Australia.|
Here are gli insetti (the insects) in Italian.
Here are some examples.
|La farfalla Monarca è un tipo raro di farfalla.||The Monarch Butterfly is a rare type of butterfly.|
|C'era una zanzara nella mia stanza e non ho dormito tutta la notte.||There was a mosquito in my room and I couldn't sleep all night.|
Here's a list of animali marini (sea animals).
Take a look at the following examples.
|Hanno trovato uno squalo nel Mar Mediterraneo.||They found a shark in the Mediterranean Sea.|
|La foca è il mio animale preferito.||The seal is my favourite animal.|
Take a look at these idiomatics expressions with animals.
Cuor di leone
Coraggioso come un leone
Brave as a lion
|Solo come un cane||Alone like a dog|
|Lento come una lumaca||Slow, like a snail|
|Essere furbo come una volpe||Sharp as a tack|
|Essere come cane e gatto||To fight like cats and dogs|
|Muto come un pesce||Quiet as a mouse|
|Avere lo sguardo da aquila||Eagle-eye|
|Mangiare come un canarino||To eat like a bird|
|Un cane sciolto||A maverick|
|Febbre da cavallo||Raging fever|
|Avere una fame da lupi||To starve|
|Una mosca bianca||To be a rare bird|
Check out the following dialogue.
|Sara, hai degli animali domestici?||Sara, do you have any pets?|
|Sara||Sì maestra! Ho un gatto che si chiama Milù, un coniglio che si chiama Lilli e due cani: uno si chiama Rex e l'altro Fufi.||Yes teacher! I have a cat called Milù, a rabbit called Lilli and two dogs: one is called Rex and the other Fufi.|
|Wow! Se non sbaglio, tu vivi in una fattoria, no?||Wow! If I am not wrong, you live in a farm, don't you?|
|Sara||Sì! Ho anche tre mucche, due capre, un cavallo, e sette galline.||Yes! I have three cows, two goats, a horse, and seven hens.|
|E qual è il tuo animale preferito, in generale?||And what's your favourite animal, in general?|
|Sara||Il pinguino!||The penguin!|
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