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Tutor Hanako's list of main pets in Japan (No.4)

 

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いぬ/イヌ/犬, inu, dog
こいぬ/子犬, koinu, doggy ”子(ko)” means "child/little". We also write "小犬(koinu)", it's means "small dog".
ねこ/ネコ/猫, neko, cat
こねこ/子猫, koneko, kitty "小猫” means "small cat", not "kitty".
うさぎ/ウサギ/兎, usagi, rabbit We call hare "nousagi (野兎)".
こうさぎ/子兎, kousagi, baby/child rabbit "小兎" means "small rabbit".
かめ/カメ/亀, kame, terrapins Most of turtles as a pet are tiny or small. They're different from sea turtles. They're terrapins (tortoises in American English). We call turtles "ウミガメ(海亀)", tortoises "りくがめ(陸亀)”, terrapins "淡水(tansui)亀".
こがめ/子亀, kogame, baby/child kogame Most of "kame" as a pet are "小亀".
ハムスター, hamusta-, hamster
りす/リス/栗鼠, risu, chipmunk Most of them as a pet are chipmunks, not squirrels. We call both of "chipmunk" and "squirrel" "リス" in general. "Chipmunk" is called "shimarisu".
こりす/子栗鼠, korisu, baby/child chipmunk
かいすいぎょ/海水魚 kaisuigyo, saltwater fish
たんすい/淡水魚 tansuigyo, freshwater fish
こい/コイ/鯉, carp We decorate "Koinobori" at next to our houses for each one's son(s) on May 5th. The design is from "carp".

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    Tutor Hanako's list of main pets in Japan (No.4)

    Japanese,How to read,English

    いぬ/イヌ/犬, inu, dog
    こいぬ/子犬, koinu, doggy ”子(ko)” means "child/little". We also write "小犬(koinu)", it's means "small dog".
    ねこ/ネコ/猫, neko, cat
    こねこ/子猫, koneko, kitty "小猫” means "small cat", not "kitty".
    うさぎ/ウサギ/兎, usagi, rabbit We call hare "nousagi (野兎)".
    こうさぎ/子兎, kousagi, baby/child rabbit "小兎" means "small rabbit".
    かめ/カメ/亀, kame, terrapins Most of turtles as a pet are tiny or small. They're different from sea turtles. They're terrapins (tortoises in American English). We call turtles "ウミガメ(海亀)", tortoises "りくがめ(陸亀)”, terrapins "淡水(tansui)亀".
    こがめ/子亀, kogame, baby/child kogame Most of "kame" as a pet are "小亀".
    ハムスター, hamusta-, hamster
    りす/リス/栗鼠, risu, chipmunk Most of them as a pet are chipmunks, not squirrels. We call both of "chipmunk" and "squirrel" "リス" in general. "Chipmunk" is called "shimarisu".
    こりす/子栗鼠, korisu, baby/child chipmunk
    かいすいぎょ/海水魚 kaisuigyo, saltwater fish
    たんすい/淡水魚 tansuigyo, freshwater fish
    こい/コイ/鯉, koi, carp We decorate "Koinobori" at next to our houses for each one's son(s) on May 5th. The design is from "carp".

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