Mystichuntress's Japanese Tutorial: AnimalsMystichuntress's Japanese Tutorial: Animals3 years ago in Other More Like This
Everyone likes to talk about what pets they have, what animal is their favourite, etc. Here is a list of the animals I know. I may have missed a few though... If you'd like to learn the names for insects, please check the "Insects" vocabulary list.
But before I get to that, I thought the Zodiac was worth mentioning.
In Western Countries, the zodiac we use are based on the constellations i.e. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. The Japanese also have a zodiac, but their's have a Chinese origin. For those of you who have read "Fruits Basket" (which is my all-time favourite manga!) you may know of one version of how the zodiac came to be.
To ask someone what their zodiac animal is, you would say:
なに どし ですか。Nani doshi des