netopir

Translation: a bat (the one with pointy teeth)

Bats have a bad reputation. Their association with vampires always kept them on the dark side of the animal spectrum. But causing the worldwide pandemic? Unforgivable! I wouldn’t want to be a bat in these times.

Examples

Netopirji so sesalci.
(Bats are mammals.)

Večina netopirjev se hrani z žuželkami. Le peščica vrst pije kri večjih živali.
(Most bats eat bugs. Only a handful drinks blood of bigger animals.)

Globoko v jami je živela kolonija netopirjev.
(Deep in the cave lived a bat colony.)

Kaj nas netopirji lahko naučijo o virusih?
(What can bats teach us about viruses?)

Related

sesalec – a mammal
ultrazvok – ultrasound
krila – wings
nočna žival – nocturnal animal

Extra

If you live in Slovenia, you can become a member of the Slovenian society for the study and conservation of bats. It looks fun, they even have a bat-of-the-year
section. This year’s champion is a lovely little monster.

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