Multilingual flashcard: Cheetah

Cheetah in 10 languages

multilingual flashcards cheetah

This is the fastest land mammal alive, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph over short distances. However, cheetahs are considered vulnerable as there are just over 7000 cheetahs left alive in the wild. This is due to poaching, habitat loss, the illegal pet trade and conflict with humans.

In the past some cheetahs were tamed by humans ad used to help with hunting. In Ancient Egypt, they were common pets for royalty.

Cheetahs hunt by creeping close to their prey, then surprising them with a burst of speed, tripping them up and choking them by fastening onto their neck.

See a cheetah versus Usain Bolt below:

I use this video in the classroom when comparing durations of time – the two most controversial questions to debate are: Who is faster, Ronaldo or Messi? (Answer: Ronalso is a faster sprinter, but Messi is more agile with a ball!) and Who would win in a race between Usain Bolt and a cheetah?

Who did you think would win?

Were you surprised?


Thanks for reading and I hope that you learned something new today!

I don’t know how useful it will be to be able to say cheetah in 10 languages, but I am of the opinion that every little helps when learning a new language.


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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I thought the cheetah would win, so wasn’t surprised! Love these posts, they are fascinating 💜
    Amy x

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    1. Thank you! You wouldn’t believe how many kids are adamant that Usain Bolt would win, lol. One boy I taught a few years ago said that the cheetah was only a computer simulation so the video wasn’t accurate – Bolt would clearly win!

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  2. KD says:

    Love the Bolt vs cheetah video. 😉
    Such amazing animals these large cats.

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    1. They are incredible, aren’t they? When you see the mechanism of how they run, it’s like their whole body is a giant spring propelling them forward!

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      1. KD says:

        Yes. Their muscles and bones… just built for speed! incredible.

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  3. savageddt says:

    You can add Jagluiperd in Afrikaans if you want, directly translated to English it means hunting leopard.

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    1. Cool, thank you!

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      1. savageddt says:

        Happy to help, thank you for following🙂

        Like

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