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Pets / Les animaux familiers (v)

Useful list of French animals

Vocab

Un animal An animal
Le poisson The fish
Le poisson rouge The goldfish
Le chien The dog (male)
La chatte The cat (female)
Le chat The cat (male)
La chienne The dog (female)
Un oiseau A bird
La perruche The budgie / parakeet
La souris The mouse
Le hamster The hamster
Le cheval The horse

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LauraA1Kwiziq community member

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Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you Laura and ...

Bonne Continuation!

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KateA1Kwiziq community member

Chien or chienne

Without being specific, would one say “j’ai une chienne” or “j’ai un chien” when the dog in question is female?

Asked 9 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kate,

I would agree with Maarten, when writing / reading. In everyday French / conversations etc, most of the time, people would tend to use the masculine word 'chien' (same with 'chat'). But there is nothing wrong with using 'chienne' when talking about one's dog.

See previous discussion on this topic: questions/use-the-female-for-a-cat

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not sure what you mean by 'without being specific' - but if you have a female dog you would be specific and say "J'ai une chienne". 

Chien or chienne

Without being specific, would one say “j’ai une chienne” or “j’ai un chien” when the dog in question is female?

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MornA0Kwiziq community member

why did “souris” use with “la” ?? “la” is a féminine article should use with noun that finish with e , right??

why did “souris” use with “la” ??

“la” is a féminine article should use with noun that finish with e , right??

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Morn,

I am afraid that the word souris is feminine.

The rule you mention is a rule of thumb and in any case, there are always exceptions to any grammatical rules you will learn.

Bonne Continuation!

Devrim BerkeA0Kwiziq community member

If i remember correctly there are exceptions to these rules like words ending with s,x, and something else that I don't remember maybe e since that is already feminine

why did “souris” use with “la” ?? “la” is a féminine article should use with noun that finish with e , right??

why did “souris” use with “la” ??

“la” is a féminine article should use with noun that finish with e , right??

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AnneA1Kwiziq community member

what is snake in french snake

what is snake called in french?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ann, 

The French for ‘snake’ is

‘ le serpent’

but it isn’t in the list , where did you see this?

ChrísA0Kwiziq community member

Serpent

KittyA0Kwiziq community member

Is serpent 

KurtA1Kwiziq community member

Un serpent

AbhishekA1Kwiziq community member

serpent.

Capricia A0Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Oui c’est le serpent 

LauraA1Kwiziq community member

serpent

what is snake in french snake

what is snake called in french?

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柔瑄A1Kwiziq community member

Un oiseau is male?

Un oiseau means a bird, so it is a male?
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi,

L' oiseau is masculine as a noun, we don't have a specific feminine term for a female bird, you would have to add the word 'femelle'

Hope this helps!

NicoleA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Also the ending is eau which would lead to it being masculine

Un oiseau is male?

Un oiseau means a bird, so it is a male?

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TohfaA0Kwiziq community member

Le hamster or l'hamster?

Le hamster or l'hamster? İs "le hamster" right?

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It is le hamster, the "h" in hamster does not contract (it is a so-called hash aspiré)

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Thank you soo much.

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No is not
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Le hamster or l'hamster?

Le hamster or l'hamster? İs "le hamster" right?

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