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After three series of learning Chinese (how to call family members in Chinese, how to name body parts in Chinese and how to name vegetables and fruits in Chinese), the forth lesson series starts today: Lesson 4-Animals.

The animals in this series include wild and domestic animals, sorted alphabetically by common name. Today, I am going to teach you to say alligator, ant, anteater and armadillo in Chinese.

Alligators are in the same family as crocodiles but are native to only two countries, which are USA and China. Although alligators are often confused with crocodiles, they belong to two quite separate taxonomic families.
The most obvious external differences are visible in the head—alligators and caimans have wider and shorter heads, and a more U-shaped than V-shaped snout.

The alligator’s upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw, and the teeth in the lower jaw fit into small depressions in the upper jaw. While the upper and lower jaws of the crocodiles are the same width, and teeth in the lower jaw fall along the edge or outside the upper jaw when the mouth is closed.

Alligators strongly prefer freshwater, while crocodiles can better tolerate seawater due to specialized glands for filtering out salt.Both species of alligator also tend to be darker in color than crocodiles—often nearly black.

Now, Let’s get started.

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