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Animals in Spanish

Greetings and numbers are common first categories of words one tries to learn in Spanish. However, knowing the names of animals can also be fun and useful, and one way to integrate your children into your learning. You’ll also notice that several animal names in English sound extremely similar to their Spanish translations, particularly the animals you would typically find in a zoo.

  • Dog = El perro
  • Cat = El gato
  • Horse = El caballo
  • Hamster = El hámster
  • Fish = El pez
  • Bird = El pájaro
  • Elephant = El elefante
  • Rhinoceros = El rinoceronte
  • Lion = El león
  • Tiger = El tigre
  • Giraffe = La jirafa
  • Zebra = La cebra
  • Monkey = El mono
  • Crocodile = El cocodrilo
  • Hippopotamus = El hipopótamo

The more practice you are able to get in, the more natural Spanish words and expressions start to feel. This is what makes Rosetta Stone’s learning method so successful. Our Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the language, beyond the words, and encourages daily practice and use. We want you to be prepared to use Spanish in your everyday life and handle all situations in Spanish with confidence.

Learn Spanish Words and Phrases

Learning Spanish is a popular endeavor for personal growth, and a highly marketable skill for those looking to broaden their professional opportunities. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. There are more than 400 million speakers worldwide, with over 40 million of those Spanish speakers in the U.S. alone.

When you embark on your language journey, the best place to start is basic building blocks, such as essential words and phrases. Rosetta Stone will guide you on this learning path. In addition to greetings and salutations, the what, where, who, when, why, please, yes and no are among those most common. Here is a quick glance of some basic words and phrases in Spanish.

  • Yes = Sí
  • No = No
  • Goodbye = Adiós
  • Hello = Hola
  • Please = Por favor
  • Thank you = Gracias
  • Who? = ¿Quién?
  • What? = ¿Qué?
  • Why? = ¿Por qué?
  • Where? = ¿Dónde?

Rosetta Stone provides learning lessons in 10-minute digestible bites. Your progress is always in sync whether you are using the desktop, or our award-winning mobile app . This makes fitting Spanish practice into your daily routine practical and convenient.

To ensure you are using correct pronunciation, we provide immediate feedback on your efforts. This allows you to make the necessary corrections and adjustments. Our patented speech-recognition engine, TruAccent™, compares your voice in real-time to native speakers, which is a powerful tool to help you learn and speak the Spanish language.

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