koara Animals in Japanese / Starting with K / Ko Translation koara means "Koala" in English. It's a katakanization, a loan-word. koara in katakana is コアラ. koara is not usually written with hiragana. koara does not have kanji. Romaji ko a ra Katakana コ ア ラ Wikipedia: コアラ Synonyms komoriguma 子守熊.