farm animals

 

Farm animals

  Les animaux de la ferme

 

What do I look like What do I do in everyday life What language do I speak

 

 

A cow : une vache

A calf (pluriel calves ) : un veau

The cow gives milk. 
The farmer milks (to milk : traire) the cow with his hands or a milking machine (une trayeuse).
 
Dairy produce (les produits laitiers) is made from the cow's milk.
An ox (pluriel : oxen) : un boeuf
 
Oxen are bred for their flesh (Nota : The meet coming from the ox is called "beef").
A bull : un taureau
We are horned animals (bêtes à cornes).
 
Together, we constitute the cattle (le bétail), or a herd (un troupeau de bovins).
 
We often stand in a pasture (pâturage) and like grazing (to graze : brouter)
The cow moos or
lows
To moo, to low : meugler
Moo ! : Meuh !

 

 

 

A sheep (pluriel sheep) : un mouton
A lamb : un agneau

A ewe : une brebis

A goat : une chèvre

A billy-goat : un bouc

 
When gathered together, we sheep constitute a flock (un troupeau).
 
The flock is looked after by a shepherd (un berger).
 
I have a beautiful fleece (toison) which the shepherd shears (shear / sheared / shorn : tondre) every year.
 
With the milk the goat and the ewe give, man makes delicious cheese.
The sheep bleats
 
To bleat : bêler
 
Baa ! : Bêê !

 

 

A horse : un cheval

 

A mare : une jument

 

A colt : un poulain

 

Men like to ride on my back.
I can be a racehorse (cheval de course) and make competitions or a draughthorse (cheval de trait) and work in a farm.
 
I live in a stable (écurie).
 
I have a thick mane (crinière).
An ass, a donkey : un âne
A mule : une mule

 

The ass or donkey, or the mule are said to be stubborn (têtu)
 
The horse neighs
 
To neigh : hennir
 
To bray : braire
 
Heehaw!:Hi han!

 

A pig : un cochon (américain : a hog)

 

A sow : une truie

 

A piglet : un porcelet
Pigs live in a pigsty (porcherie).
 
Pigs are voracious animals.
 
The sow suckles (To suckle : allaiter) its litter of piglets (portée de porcelets).
The pig grunts
 
To grunt: grogner

 

 

 

The poultry : la volaille
A cock, (américain : a rooster) : un coq
 
You can recognize the cock by its high comb (crête).
 
Every morning at sunrise (lever du soleil), the cock crows (faire cocorico).
A chicken : un poulet
A hen : une poule
 
Hens lay eggs (to lay eggs : pondre des oeufs) and then they brood (couver). Then a chick comes out of the egg.
A chick : un poussin
A goose (pluriel geese) : une oie
A duck : une cane

 

A drake : un canard

 

Ducklings : canetons
 
A turkey : une dinde

A guinea fow : une pintade

We live in a henhouse (poulailler, bâtiment) and a chicken-run (poulailler, enclos).
 
Geese, ducks and drakes are in the pond (la mare).
 
The hen cackles
 
To cackle: caqueter

The cock crows

To crow : faire cocorico

Cock-a-doodle-do    Cocorico !

 

 


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