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Animal Names in Armenian

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Learning a new language often involves familiarizing oneself with everyday vocabulary that includes the names of animals. In Armenian, an Indo-European language spoken primarily in Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh region, learning animal names can be both fun and informative. This article will introduce you to some common animal names in Armenian, including their definitions and example sentences.

Շուն (Shun) – Dog
Dogs are domesticated mammals and are commonly known as man’s best friend.
Մեր տան շունը շատ խելամիտ է:
Our dog is very intelligent.

Կատու (Katoo) – Cat
Cats are small carnivorous mammals that are often kept as pets.
Այս կատուն գիշերվա մեծ մասը մեր պատի տակ է ննջում:
This cat sleeps under our window most of the night.

Ձի (Dzi) – Horse
Horses are large mammals known for their speed, strength, and beauty. They have been used for transport, work, and companionship for thousands of years.
Մեր ձին շատ համեստ է բնավ:
Our horse is very gentle by nature.

Թռչուն (Trrchun) – Bird
Birds are a group of endothermic vertebrates characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, and a high metabolic rate.
Այդ թռչունը օրըստականում արձակում է գեղեցիկ երգեր:
That bird sings beautiful songs during the daytime.

Գայլ (Gayl) – Wolf
Wolves are wild carnivorous mammals from the dog family, known for their pack behavior and howling communication.
Դաշտում գայլերի հոտ կար:
There was a scent of wolves in the field.

Կով (Kov) – Cow
Cows are domesticated bovines and are commonly kept for milk, meat, and as draft animals.
Կովը հարթանափոր անասուն է:
The cow is a ruminant animal.

Ոչխար (Vochkhar) – Sheep
Sheep are typically kept as livestock and are known for their woolly fleece, which is used in making clothing items.
Ոչխարը լեռներում է ապրում:
The sheep lives in the mountains.

Խոզ (Khoz) – Pig
Pigs are domesticated animals raised for their meat (pork) and other products. They are known for their intelligence.
Խոզը պարզունակ կերակուր ուտում է:
The pig eats simple food.

Ձկնկորնձնվածք (Dzknkorndzkvok) – Fish
Fish are gill-bearing aquatic animals that are a key component of many diets around the world.
Ձկնկորնձնվածքը ջրերում է ապրում:
Fish live in the waters.

Արջ (Arj) – Bear
Bears are large mammals known for their strength and have played a significant role in the folklore and mythology of various cultures.
Շատերը արջերին են վախենում:
Many people are afraid of bears.

By learning these common animal names in Armenian, you enhance your vocabulary and take another step toward fluency. As with learning any language, practice makes perfect, so try to use these words in your daily conversations and immerse yourself in the language as much as possible. Happy learning!

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