The giant panda's teeth
3. Mandarin names for animal teeth
Let's try to say the names of the animal teeth in Mandarin.
It is also interesting to look at the literal meaning (the exact words used in the translations).
门齿 ménchǐ doorway (opening) tooth
犬齿 quǎnchǐ dog tooth
臼齿 jiùchǐ mortar tooth
咀嚼齿 jǔjuéchǐ to chew tooth
split (break open) tooth
Please note that there are different names used in Chinese for human teeth. The names above are for describing animal teeth. In chapter 6, there are the names usually used for human teeth.