Swedes think that turtles and tortoises are the same thing.
I cri evrytiem
I'm sure they think damselflies and dragonflies are the same, too.
Seals and sea lions Dolphins and porpoises Porcupines and hedgehogs Frogs and toads Llamas and alpacas Rabbits and hares Aardvarks and anteaters Crocodiles and Alligators Moths and Butterflies Lobsters and crayfish Jaguars and leopards Honey bears and Kodiak bears
In case anyone studying is interested in some Swedish animal names:
- Flick/Jungfrusländor and trollsländor (Fun fact: The latter literally translates to "troll spindle" because people believed trolls used them, well, as spindles)
- Sälar and sjölejon
- Delfiner and tumlare
- Piggsvin and igelkottar
- Grodor and paddor
- Lamor and alpackor
- Kaniner and harar
- Jordsvin and myrslokar
- Krokodiler and alligatorer
- Nattfjärilar and fjärilar
- Humrar and kräftor (Another fun fact: Sweden has a whole kind of celebration called a kräftskiva that takes place in the late summer and autumn and is all about eating crayfish, so nobody would think they're the same thing)
- Jaguarer and leoparder
- Svartbjörnar (at least I'm assuming you mean the North American one; Wikipedia listed several different species as having the name "honey bear") and kodiakbjörnar
I tell you in Spanish, which is my native language...... Llevar la contabilidad de Ikea y Åhléns de memoria (sin libros). Perhaps you misunderstood my comments, I´m not criticising you, but quite the contrary. I am praising you for all the courses you are taking ( not "you are doing" as I wrote wrongly because in Spanish we say hacer un curso) and your masterclass about animals,
With respect to "keep the accounts of IKEA and Åhléns from memory", I meant to keep the books of those two big firms or companies due to your great abilities for studies.
In Russian there's only one word for testudines - черепаха, they're called "sea" ones and "land" ones to differ. There's also only one for odonata - стрекоза. They're called "equal winged" and "unequal winged". respectively.
But for other animals in your list, a differen word in Russian does exist :'D
Not only must there be a lot of moose in Sweden, but there must also be a lot of turtles. I don't think that the word 'turtle' - in any language - would be that common. But now that I've seen the Swedish word for turtle - over and over and over again - I think I've finally learned it - Ha!