关 键 词 ：中英动物词汇；隐喻；文化差异学科分类：语言学--比较语言学
Language is an important carrier of culture, and it is closely related to culture. In language, especially vocabulary is most active, vocabulary and metaphors in linguistics have become a way for people to understand the world. There are many animal words in Chinese and English, and people use these animal words to express their feelings, so animal words are widely used in daily interactions. However, due to the influence of geographical environment, historical traditions, religious beliefs and other factors, the connotations of Chinese and English animal words sometimes differ, and they represent different cultural concepts. This paper aims to compare the cultural connotations of Chinese and English animal words from a metaphorical perspective and analyze the reasons for their similarities and differences.