170+ Animals in Korean 🐙 The Ultimate Guide for All The Animals!

Learn 170+ Animals in Korean 🐯

If you are a loyal LTL blog reader, you’ll already know all about the Korean alphabet, Korean loanwords, slang and perhaps even swear words!

But how about some basic vocabulary you can use in daily conversations?

Let’s start off this new series of Korean vocabulary articles with a subject we all like to talk about: ANIMALS!

This impressive list of animals in Korean was put together by our team of Korean teachers on Flexi Classes, and we even added a great quiz at the end of the article for you to test your knowledge.

Are you ready? Skip to the chapter you are most interested about:

Animals in Korean | Land mammals

Animals in Korean | Sea animals

Animals in Korean | Birds

Animals in Korean | Marsupials

Animals in Korean | Reptiles

Animals in Korean | Insects

BONUS | Zodiac Animals in Korean

Animals in Korean | Vocab’ Quiz

Animals in Korean | FAQ’s

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Animals in Korean – Land Mammals

This table is organised in alphabetical order.

If you cannot find your favourite animal, press Ctrl+F and type in its name.

Let us know in the comment section what animals in Korean are missing from the list or ones you’d like us to add!

EnglishKoreanRomanization
Anteater개미핥기gaemihaltgi
Antelope영양yeong-yang
Armadillo아르마딜로aleumadilro
Badger오소리osori
Bat박쥐bakjwi
Beargom
Beaver비버bibeo
Boar수퇘지sutwaeji
Camel낙타nakta
Cat고양이goyang-i
Cheetah치타chita
Chimpanzee침팬지chimpaenji
Chinchilla친칠라chinchilra
Chipmunk다람쥐dalam jwi
Cow암소amso
Coyote코요테koyote
Deer사슴saseum
Doggae
Donkey당나귀dangnagwi
Echnida에크니다ekeunida
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Animal in Korean is 동물 dongmul

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Elephant코끼리kokkiri
Ferret흰담비hindambi
Fox여우yeo-u
Gazelle가젤gajel
Giant panda판다panda
Giraffe기린girin
Gorilla고릴라gorilra
Guinea pig기니피그ginipigeu
Hamster햄스터haemseuteo
Hedgehog고슴도치goseumdochi
Hippopotamus하마hama
Human인간ingan
Hyena하이에나ha i-e-na
Jaguar재규어jaegyu-eo
Lemur여우 원숭이yeo-u wonsung-i
Leopard표범pyobeom
Lion사자saja
Meerkat미어캣mi-eokaet
Mole두더지dudeoji
Moose무스mu-seu
Mousejwi
Mule노새nosae
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EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Orangutan오랑우탄olang-u tan
Otter수달sudal
Panther표범pyobeom
Polar bear북극곰bukgeukgom
Porcupine bear고슴도치goseumdochi
Possum주머니쥐jumeonijwi
Puma퓨마pyuma
Racoon너구리neoguri
Red panda레서 판다reseo panda
Reindeer순록sunlok
Rhinoceros코뿔소koppulso
Sloth나무늘보nanuneulbo
Squirrel청설모cheongseolmo
Tapirmaek
Warthog멧돼지metdwaeji
Weasel족제비jokjebi
White tiger백호baekho
Wolf늑대neukdae
Yak야크yakeu
Zebra얼룩말eolrukmal

Sea Animals in Korean

Here is your chance to find out how to say Squid from Squid Game!

Sea Animal in Korean is 해양 동물 haeyang dongmul

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Barnacle따개비ttagaebi
Barracuda창꼬지changkkoji
Catfish메기megi
Clam대합daehap
Clownfish흰동가리huindong-gari
Coral산호sanho
Crabge
Cuttlefish오징어ojing-eo
Dolphin돌고래dolgolae
Eel뱀장어baemjang-eo
Fish생선saengseon
Flounder가자미gajami
Great white shark백상아리baeksangari
Horseshoe crab투구게tuguge
Jellyfish해파리haepari
Lobster랍스터rapseuteo
Manta Ray쥐가오리jwiga-ori
Octopus문어mun-eo
Oystergul
Piranha피라냐piranya
EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Platypus오리너구리orineoguri
Prawn왕새우wangsa-eu
Pufferfish복어bok-eo
Sea lion바다 사자bada saja
Sea urchin성게seong-ge
Seahorse해마haema
Seal조개jogae
Shark상어sang-eo
Shrimp새우sae-u
Squid오징어ojing-eo
Starfish불가사리bulgasari
Stingray가오리ga-ori
Walrus바다 코끼리badakokkiri
Whale고래gorae
Whale shark고래 상어gorae sang-eo

Did you notice that Walrus is in Korean a “beach elephant”?!

Sea Animals in Korean

Animals in Korean – Birds

Bird in Korean is 새 sae

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Chickendak
Crane두루미durumi
Duck오리o-ri
Eagle독수리doksuri
Emu에뮤e-myu
Falconmae
Flamingo플라밍고peulraming-go
Goose거위geowi
Hummingbird벌새beolsae
Kingfisher물총새mulchongsae
Kiwi키위kiwi
Magpie까치kkachi
Ostrich타조tajo
Animals in Korean
EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Owl올빼미olppaemi
Parrot앵무새aengmusae
Peacock공작gongjak
Pelican펠리컨pelrikeon
Penguin펭귄peng-gwin
Pheasantkkwong
Quail메추라기mechuragi
Robin울새ulsae
Sparrow참새chamsae
Swan백조baekjo
Toucan큰부리새keunburisae
Vulture독수리doksuri
Woodpecker딱따구리ttakttaguri

Many names are actually direct phonetic translations from English, such as Penguin or Flamingo.

Not so difficult to remember them isn’t it!

FACT – Very recently, some Korean words were officially entered into the Oxford English Dictionary. 26 words in total, check them out here.

Animals in Korean – Marsupials

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Kangaroo캥거루kaeng-geo lu
Koala코알라ko-alla
Quokka쿼카kwoka
Tasmanian Devil주머니곰jumeonigom
Wallabee왈라비walrabi
Wombat웜뱃wombaet

See how 5 animals out of 6 above have the same name in Korean as in English?

You won’t need to spend too much time learning these ones.

Animals in Korean – Reptiles

You will see this word again in a later chapter but repetition is memory’s best friend: Snake in Korean is 뱀 baem.

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Alligator악어ak-eo
Bearded dragon도마뱀domabaem
Chameleon카멜레온kamelre-on
Cobra코브라kobeura
Crocodile악어ak-eo
Frog개구리gaeguli
Gecko도마뱀붙이domabaembut-i
Iguana이구아나igu-a-na
Lizard도마뱀domabaem
Salamander도롱뇽dorongnyong
Toad두꺼비dukkeobi
Tortoise남생이namsaeng-i
Turtle거북이geobuk-i

You read correctly and this is not a mistake, crocodile and alligator in Korean are the same!

Animals in Korean – Insects

We don’t always like them, but we just HAD to include them in our animals in Korean guide because they are indeed animals after all!

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Ant개미gaemi
Beebeol
Beetle딱정벌레ttakjeong beolle
Butterfly나비nabi
Catterpillar애벌레aebeolle
Centipede지네jine
Dragonfly잠자리jamjari
(House) fly날다nalda
Grasshopper메뚜기mettugi
Ladybug무당벌레mudangbeolle
Millipede노래기nolaegi
Scorpion전갈jeongal
Snail달팽이dalpaeng-i
Spider거미geomi
Wasp말벌malbeol
Worm벌레beolle

BONUS – Zodiacs in Korean

Korean Zodiac Animals are the same as the Chinese ones, and also follow the 12 year cycle.

Most people in Korea like to ask for each other’s zodiac animal, so they can check compatibility, a traditional belief still very much engrained in today’s society.

We will explain more about Korean zodiac animals in another article, but for now let’s check their names in Korean.

Zodiac animal in Korean is 십이지신 sip-i-jisin

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Ratjwi
Oxso
Tiger호랑이holang-i
Rabbit토끼tokki
Dragonyong
Snakebaem
Horsemal
Goat염소yeomso
Monkey원숭이wonsung-i
Roosterdak
Doggae
Pig 돼지dwaeji

KOREAN VOCAB QUIZ

There you have it! More than 170 animals in Korean for you to learn.

If your favourite animal did not make the list, make sure to let us know in the comment section below so we can add it.

Did remember them all? Test your knowledge RIGHT NOW and get your results instantly on this page!

Good luck! 👇

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How do you say Kangaroo in Korean?
How do you say Lobster in Korean?
How do you say Chicken in Korean?
How do you say Flamingo in Korean?
How do you say Horse in Korean?
How do you say Donkey in Korean?
How do you say Cat in Korean?
How do you say Dolphin in Korean?
How do you say Dragonfly in Korean?
How do you say Dragon in Korean?
How do you say Snake in Korean?
How do you say Ant in Korean?
How do you say Lion in Korean?
How do you say Hamster in Korean?
How do you say Seahorse in Korean?
How do you say Tiger in Korean?
How do you say Crocodile in Korean?
How do you say Butterfly in Korean?
How do you say Woodpecker in Korean?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you say Animal in Korean?

Animal in Korean is 동물 dongmul.

How do you say Bird in Korean?

Bird in Korean is 새 sae.

How do you say Sea Animal in Korean?

Sea Animal in Korean is 해양 동물 haeyang dongmul.

How do you say Squid in Korean?

Squid in Korean is 오징어 ojing-eo.

How do you say Bat in Korean?

Bat in Korean is 박쥐 bakjwi.

How do you say Seal in Korean?

Seal in Korean is 조개 jogae.

How do you say Butterfly in Korean?

Butterfly in Korean is 나비 nabi.

Are there Zodiac Animals in the Korean culture?

Yes, the zodiac animals in the Korean culture are the same as the Chinese ones.

In order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake Horse, Goat, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

However their characteristics and said personalities might differ.

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