Japanese Animal Names


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Japanese Animal Names

  1. 1. Japanese Words of the Day! So sit down and be quiet. This Week: Animals!
  2. 2. Dog “Inu” <ul><li>Makes a “Kian- kian” (for little dogs) or a “Wan-Wan” (for medium to big dogs). </li></ul><ul><li>In Japan, one of the most (if not the most) popular name for a dog is “Pochi” (Poh-Chee). A good example of this is the Japanese version of Fruits Basket. Tohru lies to her friends about Shigure’s dog-form, and calls him “Pochi” (For those curious, in the English dub, she calls him “Spot”). </li></ul><ul><li>A popular pet in Japan, you can even rent them! (Among other pets, too). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cat “Neko” <ul><li>He/she meows (“Nyaa, Nyaa”), or even “Nyan-Nyan”. </li></ul><ul><li>Hunts mice (“nezumi”) and birds (“tori”). </li></ul><ul><li>Hides said mice and birds in specific places (that is, places where you find it a week later, *coughunderyourbedcough*) </li></ul><ul><li>A cat with a raised left paw brings wealth, while one with a raised right paw brings luck and happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>They always win the staring contests, no matter how hard you try… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pig “Buta” <ul><li>Makes a “Boo-Boo” noise (A grunting noise). If you watch Naruto, TonTon makes (and communicates with Tsunade) this noise. A “Bu-hii, Bu-hii” is a pig squealing. </li></ul><ul><li>Rolls around in mud, lives on a farm, and apparently are very tolerant of tiny sweaters. </li></ul><ul><li>The twelfth animal of the Chinese zodiac, known for being last in line because it was lazy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Frog “Kaeru” <ul><li>Makes a “kero-kero” noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Found in ponds/lakes/streams/ etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Eats flies and other insects (“konchuu”). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rabbit “Usagi” <ul><li>called an “ Usagi ” (Yes, Sailor Moon fangirls, this is who (or what) “Serena” (in the English dub) is named after, in the Japanese version. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes a…well…some sort of noise… </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy ears, soft little tail, and can often be found with massive amounts of eggs, particularly around mid-April. </li></ul><ul><li>They take only three weeks to develop inside of a mother, hence the term “multiply like rabbits”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lion “Raion” <ul><li>“ Raion ” (remember, in the Japanese language, “r” is pronounced like “l”, so basically, “Raion” is pronounced the same as “Lion”) </li></ul><ul><li>Makes a “gaoooo” noise (roaring) </li></ul><ul><li>King of the Jungle </li></ul>
  8. 8. Monkey “Saru” <ul><li>Eat bananas (“banana” in Japanese) </li></ul><ul><li>Sacred in some places </li></ul><ul><li>People seem to have more of a hatred of them than a fear… </li></ul><ul><li>By the time you’re in Middle School, you should know what a monkey sounds like… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fox “Kitsune” http://www.asianart.com/articles/rubin/
  10. 10. Deer “Shika”
  11. 11. Tiger “Tora” http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_meaning_of_the_tiger_in_Japanese_culture
  12. 12. Tori “Bird”
  13. 13. Tanuki “Japanese Raccoon”
  14. 14. Other Helpful Animals Noises and Names Cow : “Ushi” : “Mau-Mau” Bee: “Hachi” : “Boon-Boon” Chicken/Hen: : “Ku-Ku-Ku-Ku” or “Ko-Ko-Ko-Ko Rooster: : “Ko-Ke-Kok- Ko-o” Chick: :“piyo Piyo” Horse: : “Hi-Hiin”: “Paka-Paka” (hoof noise) Mouse: : “Chu Chu” Sheep: : “Meh, Meh” Crow: “Karasu”: “Kar, Kar”
  15. 15. <ul><li>Yes, they’re animals too. If not, they still deserve their own slide *claps* </li></ul><ul><li>“ Banpaia” (said the same as “vampire”, even if it doesn’t look that way when written out) or “kyuuketsuki”. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know what kind of noise a vampire makes, but I’d imagine it’s sort of a sucking noise… </li></ul><ul><li>They may be hot, but deep down, all they want to do is suck you blood (see picture above). </li></ul><ul><li>According to Webster.com, a vampire is “the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep ” (definition 1). (Wait, if a vampire has to suck persons blood, what does that make the Cullens?) *hides under desk as everybody starts to argue* </li></ul>Vampires Don’t let him fool you, he really is a vampire (better yet, he ‘s one that sucks the blood of other vampires!)
  16. 16. Credits Slide 1: http://very-bored.com/pics2/cuteanimals/cute-animals-1.JPG Dog: http://accel6.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/11/37/00/militaires/black-hayate-2.jpg http://www.absoluteanime.com/azumanga_daioh/tadakichi. htm http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m27/SaniSakesushi/Bleach/SajinKomamura.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hachiko-Shibuya.jpg Cat: http://www.anime-online.com/minako/svepisode/artemis.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Yoruichi_Cat. jpg http://www.who-sucks.com/animals/japans-hello-kitty-costume-for-cats-a-nightmare-come-true http://www.felinefanatic.com/history.htm Pig: http://whatthepets.blogspot.com/2005/11/pet-in-anime-tonton.html http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/12-zodiac.shtml http://www.animeyume.com/fruits_basket/kaguraboar. jpg http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/298/06/ Frog: http://www.animatedbliss.com/FORUM/uploads/joshualane/E6F_sgt-frog.jpg http://www.narutospain.com/mdn/personajes/Gamakichi. jpg http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/key_of_darkness/anime/Koge%20Donbo/Frogs.jpg Rabbit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1sf6lfcezw&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?um=1&hl=en&q=momiji+fruits+basket&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab
  17. 17. Lion: http://www. debwalsh .com/ kimba / kimba . jpg http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/images/ topcharacter /67kon. jpg Slide 8: taken directly from Naruto episode 97, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4aP2xyDUk& eurl =http://video. google .com/ videosearch ?hl=en&q=naruto+episode+97& oe =UTF-8&um=1& ie =UTF-8& sa =N&tab = Monkey: http://i63. photobucket .com/albums/h137/ Mrs _ Camui / abel . jpg http://i167. photobucket .com/albums/u158/ zeniththevampireruler /hellsing03. jpg http://www.animeyume.com/fruits_basket/ritsumonkey.jpg http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7232/bleach424nj.jpg Slide 13  : http://thumb2.webshots.net/t/64/464/7/41/74/2713741740074921702uwFEqS_th.jpg Background: http://static. flickr .com/31/95091998_97eaa40d46. jpg ALL art belongs to its rightful owners/authors! Information: http://japanese.about.com/ bl _animal. htm (animal names) http://www. eleceng . adelaide . edu .au/personal/ dabbott /animal.html (animal noises) Some of the Japanese translations: http://www.freedict.com/onldict/jap.html Credits Continued
  18. 18. Animal Names (Fox, Deer, Tiger, Bird): http://japanese.about.com/bl_animal.htm Cow: http://www.freewebs.com/washuswebsite/ox01.jpg Tiger: http://www.animeyume.com/fruits_basket/kisatiger.jpg Extra: See “animal noises” credit: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=2339131 See “cow” credit
  19. 19. The End! Haha! See? I told you! You didn’t believe me about the vampire thing, did you? http://theanimeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/trinity-blood02.jpg OH SNAP!
  20. 20. An Emmy- Senpai production April 30, 2008 Revised: September 20, 2008 Anime club of 2007-08 Visit: www.animewriter7. wordpress .com !!!