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Animals as insults Do you use animal names as insults in your country?
In Montenegro, people usually use:
konj/kobila (horse), krava (cow), koza (goat), guska (geese), ćurka (turkey), kokoška (chicken), majmun (monkey), svinja/krme (pig), zmija (snake), magarac (donkey) and lot more!

But I feel sorry for those animals, who we compare to people. It's an insult for animals. 
:O


May 2, 2018 2:49 PM
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@Sara

"But I feel sorry for those animals, who we compare to people. It's an insult for animals." 

Exactly!! 
May 2, 2018
In general, calling someone an animal حيوان heyewan is an insulting. We use four animals names for insulting. Dog كلب kelb, Donkey حمار Ahmar in meaning of stupid, goat تيس teeys, chick فرخ ferikh. Ferikh means something like son of bi*** but it might be used normally. If someone fat you can call him دبَّه debbeh from دب deb bear. You have to say ya يا before those words to insult someone. 
May 2, 2018
A lot of animals can be used as an insult in Italian. Ehm, *cough*cough* "civetta" (little owl) can also assume a negative meaning (look at: http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/civetta/), as well as "gufo" (owl). I hope now you aren't going to change your avatar.
May 2, 2018

In the US:

pig: a sloppy person/police officer (insult)

dog: informal for friend or "bro" (can be insulting depending on context)

heifer: a large female (insult)

bird: young woman (slang)


May 2, 2018
Marcin - snakes in general: zmija and the usage is similar to yours. But we have different speaces like poskok, udav, anakonda, piton, zvečarka (google it). Also, I hate that a horse is an insult here in our country, because horses are so beautiful, elegant and strong. :(

Suleman - lol "buffalo's foot"

Dya - I didn't know about the turkey story :D

Tano - I'm learning Italian so... I don't know what to do haha

Débora - the usage is similar to the one in our country- in Montenegrin language we have an expression "muva bez glave" - a fly without a head for people who do stupid things

Irena - yes! Poor animals.

Aliph - I'm learning Italian so that's really helpful.. I hope noone annoys me so much that I have to use those words, though. :D

Interesting stories friends! They really made me laugh! To conclude: EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL YOU CAN IMAGINE CAN BECOME AN INSULT IN MONTENEGRO. 

May 2, 2018
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