Pets – Lemmikit – Lemmikkineläin

Pets can be called “lemmikki” (lemmikit) or “lemmikkieläin (lemmikkieläimet). Did you know that, in Finnish cities, it’s fairly normal to “walk your cat”? The outdoors are not considered safe, so the cat get escorted by its human in a harness (valjaat).

Finnish English
Lemmikit Pets
akvaariokala tropical fish
gerbiili gerbil
hamsteri hamster
hiiri mouse
hämähäkki spider
kanarialintu canary
kani rabbit
kilpikonna turtle
kissa cat
koira dog
kultakala goldfish
käärme snake
marsu guinea pig
lisko lizard
papukaija parrot
rotta rat
Finnish English
Lisää sanoja More words
allerginen (koirille) allergic (to dogs)
akvaario aquarium
eläinlääkäri veterinarian
eläintarvikekauppa pet supply store
häkki cage
kanikoppi rabbit hutch
kenneli kennel
luikerrella to slither
omistaja owner
pitää lemmikkieläimiä to have pets
reviiri territory
terraatio terrarium
visertää to chirp

Learn more vocabulary related to cats next!

Sayings with Pets

  • “Vanhalle koiralle ei voi opettaa uusia temppuja.”
    Literally: “To an old dog one can’t teach new tricks.”
    Meaning: It’s hard to change your ways when you’re older.
  • “Veiko kissa kielen?”
    Literally: “Did the cat steal the tongue?”
    Meaning: Don’t you know how to reply anymore?
  • “Nostetaan kissa pöydälle.”
    Literally: “Let’s lift the cat on the table.”
    Meaning: Let’s talk about the real issue we’ve been avoiding.
  • “Koira on ihmisen paras ystävä.”
    Meaning: Dogs are a man’s best friend.

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