Spanish vocabulary: Native Animals in South America

Hello there! Welcome once more to our Spanish Vocabulary section, today we bring you a very funny and interesting content, we are going to learn about native animals from Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. If you have read our posts about the magnificent nature and fauna of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, you’ll have realized the huge natural patrimony of these beautiful three countries. When studying Spanish in one of the schools in Quito, Cusco or Sucre you’ll have plenty of time during the afternoons and the weekends to discover the country, and we’re sure that will involve seeing many wild and native animals in their environment.

Caiman

Caimán

Capibara

Capibara

Llama

Llama

Nutria Gigante

Nutria Gigante

Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Oso Perezoso

Oso perezoso

Puma

Puma

Andean Flamingo

Flamenco andino

Tapir

Tapir

Delfin Rosado

Delfín rosado

Jaguar

Jaguar

Mono Aullador

Mono aullador

English Spanish
Vizcacha Vizcacha
Andean bear Oso andino
Guará-wolf Lobo-guará
Quirquincho Quirquincho
Blue macaw Guacamayo azul
Andean cock of the rock Rupícola peruana
Peruvian hairless dog Perro sin pelo del Perú
Humboldt penguin Pingüino de Humboldt
Guinea pig Cuy
Paiche Paiche
Vicuña Vicuña
Blue heron Garza azul
Pelican Pelícano
Muca Muca
Rattlesnake Serpiente de cascabel
Arrow frog Rana punta de flecha
Margay Margay
Agouti Añuje
Hummingbird Picaflor
Maquisapa Maquisapa

In our lesson 6: Verbs “poder” and “saber” we learned the basics of these two important Spanish verbs. What if we try to mix them with what we’ve learned about animals? Let’s practice!

Welcome to Animal Lesson Test!

1. Answer with true or false.

- Los jaguares pueden volar.

- Las alpacas pueden caminar.

- Los pumas pueden saltar.

- Los pelícanos pueden volar.

- Los delfínes rosados pueden nadar.

- La rana punta de flecha puede escalar.

2- Choose the most suitable answer.

- Los picaflores pueden:

- Las serpientes pueden:

- Los pingüinos pueden:

- Los maquisapas pueden:

With this animals vocabulary, you’ll be able to recognize many species and animals during your trips and cultural activities around Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Hope you’ve enjoyed this vocabulary, see you in the next!

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