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Animal names that are descriptive compound words in German

Translate these German words for animals into English with the help of a literal translation
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Last updated: August 19, 2022
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German Word
Literal English Translation
Answer
Ohrenkneifer
Ear pincher
Earwig
Schildkröte
Armored toad
Turtle
Fledermaus
Fluttering mouse
Bat
Schmetterling
Creature that strikes loudly
Butterfly
Stachelschwein
Thorned pig
Porcupine
Seekuh
Sea cow
Manatee
Vogelspinne
Bird spider
Tarantula
Tintenfisch
Ink fish
Squid
Eichkätzchen
Oak tree kitten
Squirrel
Seeigel
Hedgehog of the Sea
Sea urchin
Truthuhn
Garbling chicken
Turkey
Marienkäfer
Mary's beetle
Ladybug
German Word
Literal English Translation
Answer
Hundertfüßler
Creature with Hundred Feet
Centipede
Maulwurf
Toss/throw with the mouth
Mole
Brillenschlange
Snake with reading glasses
Indian cobra
Nashorn
Nose horn
Rhinoceros
Nacktschnecke
Naked snail
Slug
Flusspferd
River horse
Hippopotamus
Seehund
Sea dog
Seal
Schnabeltier
Animal with a bill
Platypus
Meerschweinchen
Little pig of the sea
Guinea Pig
Waschbär
Washing bear
Raccoon
Faultier
Lazy animal
Sloth
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2022
Raccoon has 2 Cs and the correct spelling is not accepted!
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2022
Thanks for your note - this is fixed along with several other issues. Cheers!
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Level 63
Nov 14, 2023
Racoon with one c is also a correct spelling though.
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Level 24
Nov 10, 2023
The english literal translation sound so lame and rigid.