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Following is a list of Croatian words for animals with plural forms. Croatian word for animal is živòtinja (pl. živòtinje).

Mammals/Sisavac (pl. sȉsāvci)[edit]

Domesticated[edit]

Dog (Canine): Pȁs, pl. psȉ

Cat (Feline): Mȁčka, pl. mȁčke

Mouse: Mȉš, pl. mȉševi

Duck: Pȁtka, pl. pȁtke

Cow: Krȁva, pl. krȁve

Rabbit: 'Kùnīć, pl. kùnīći

Hamster: Hŕčak, pl. hŕčci

Guinea pig: Zámorac, pl. zámōrci

Squirrel: Vjȅverica, pl. vjȅverice

Rat: Štȁkor, pl. štȁkori

Hare: 'Zȇc, pl. zȅčevi or (rarely) zȅcovi, (collective noun) zȅčād

Goat: Kòza, pl. kòze

Sheep: Óvca, pl. ȏvce

Horse: Kȍnj, pl. kȍnji

Wild[edit]

Fox: Lisica pl. lisice

Monkey, ape: Majmun, pl. majmuni

Lynx: Ris, pl. risovi

Cheetah: Gepard, pl. gepardi

Platypus: Čudnovati kljunaš (lit. means: strange beak), pl. čudnovati kljunaši

Lion: Lav, pl. lavovi

Walrus: Morž, pl. morževi

Seal: Tuljan, pl. tuljani

Rodent: Glodavac, pl. glodavci

Mammal: Sisavac, pl. sisavci

Whale: Kit, pl. kitovi

Rhino: Nosorog (means: nose-horn), pl. nosorozi

Hippo: Nilski konj or Vodenkonj (means: Nile horse or water horse), pl. nilski konji or vodenkonji

Bear: Medvjed (means: honey-eater), pl. medvjedi

Bat: Šišmiš (miš means mouse), pl. šišmiši

Wolf: Vuk, pl. vukovi or rarely vuci (usually in old songs or jokes)

Marten: Kuna (also name of Croatian money), pl. kune

Kangaroo: Klokan, pl. klokani

Armadillo: Pasanac, pl. pasanci

Other[edit]

Worm: Crv, pl. crvi

Ladybug: Buba mara or božja ovčica (Buba means bug and Mara is a name. Božja ovčica means God's little sheep)

Swan: Labud, pl. labudovi

Shark: Morski pas (means: sea dog), morski psi

Fish: Riba, pl. ribe

Genders[edit]

Male cat (tomcat): Mačak

Female dog (bitch): Kuja

Male duck: Patak

Female horse (mare): Kobila

Female wolf: Vučica

Male goat: Jarac

Male sheep: Ovan

Male fox: Lisac

Female rabbit: Kunica

Female hare: Zečica

Female lion (lioness): Lavica

Female mouse: Mišica

Female bear: Medvjedica

Animal related phrases[edit]

Shoo! (for cats): Šic!

Shoo! (for dogs): Marš! (also means: march)

Shoo! (other): Iš!

Sit!: Sjedi!

To die (animals only): Uginuti

To give birth (animals only): Okotiti

To sniff (animals only): Njušiti


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