Episode 60: Animals, Baby Animals, and More, Part 2
Actualizado: 20 oct 2021
In today's episode, we're going to continue discussing the names of different animals and their babies. In Episode 59, we talked about pets and park / outdoor animals. Today, let's focus on wild animals and those you'd find on the farm!
First, I apologize for being so late with this post. The past couple of weeks have been a bit rough as we deal with different family emergencies. Thank you so much for your patience as we process and sort through them!
One thing to note from last episode: in Spanish, you can say "cría" to refer to a baby animal (which, as I understand it, is more common than saying "bebé"). So if you don't know if there is a specific term for a baby animal, you can just say cría, like cría de ave (baby bird or chick) or cría de tortuga (baby turtle or hatchling).
*Also, I messed up in the last blog/podcast. I said a duckling in Spanish was pavipollo or pavezno, but those are actually terms for baby turkey, or poult. I don't know why, but I have been struggling with mixing those two animals. They are completely different, I know! But there it is. Duckling is el patito or anadón, since ánade means duck as well.
Los Animales de la Granja (Farm Animals)
If you have a little one that you enjoy reading to, then you're probably very familiar with farm animals. A lot of the books we read to our little one focus on farm animals. I was confused about it at first, until I realized how much she loves seeing real-live horses and goats. Now it all makes sense. :D
El Ternero o Becerro
El Cordero o Lechazo
El Pollito o Polluelo
La Cría de Llama
El Pavipollo o Pavezno****
La Cría de Alpaca
*Just like in English, horses have special names based on their sex, age, and reproductive state. For example, a gelding - a castrated, adult male horse - is called un caballo capón or caballo castrado and a stallion - an adult male horse that isn't castrated - is called un semental or un garañón. A mare - an adult female horse - is called una yegua.
**A female cow is called una vaca, but a male cow - a bull - is called un toro. Which reminds me of the song, "Torero", by Chayanne. If you haven't heard it, you should definitely check it out!
***A rooster is called un gallo.
****You may have noticed that this is also a more common ending - ezno. You have Pavezno (poult), Lobezno (wolf pup), Osezno (bear cub), etc.
Los Animales Salvajes (Wild Animals)
Cachorro de Tigre
Cub or Whelp
Elefante Bebé o Cría de Elefante.
La Cría de Águila
La Cría de Rana
Polliwog, tadpole, froglet**
El Ternero de Jirafa
El Gorila o El Mono
Gorilla or Monkey
La Cría de Gorila / Mono
La Cría de Tiburón
Foal or Colt
La Cría de Hipopótamo
La Cría de Canguro
La Cría de Koala
El Dragón de Komodo
La Cría de Dragón de Komodo
La Cría de Pulpo
El Oso Gigante o Oso Panda
Giant Panda or Panda Bear