The Sound of Animals


If you think you don’t have to translate “meow” into a foreign language, think again.

Dog
Woof – English
Gav – Russian
Blaf – Dutch
Guau – Spanish
Waouh – French
Voff – Icelandic
Wan – Japanese
Bau – Italian
Wong – Cantonese
Meong – Korean

Duck
Quack – English
Rap – Danish
Gap – Hungarian
Vak – Turkish
Coin – French
Mak – Romanian
Praaks – Estonian

Bee
Buzz – English
Sum – German
Boong – Korean
Vzz – Turkish
Bun – Japanese

Rooster
Cock-a-doodle-do – English
Kikiriki – Spanish
Cocorico – French
Ko-ki-oh – Korean
Kok-e-kok-ko – Japanese

Frog
Ribbit – English
Cra cra – Italian
Kwaak – German
Kum kum – Polish
Kerokero – Japanese
Guoguo – Chinese
Brekeke – Hungarian

Bird
Tweet -English
Cui-cui – French
Pip pip – Swedish
Tjiep – Dutch
Chun-Chun – Japanese
Pio-pio – Spanish
Chip – Italian
Jick-jick – Turkish
Tsiou-tsiou – Greek

Pig
Oink – English
Hunk – Albanian
Buu – Japanese
Grunz – German
Knor – Dutch
Noff – Swedish

Cat
Meow – English
Mjau – Swedish
Myau – Russian
Miau – Spanish
Miao – Italian
Miaou – French
Yaong – Korean
Nyan – Vietnamese
Nau – Estonian

With credit to James Chapman
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