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How To “Woof” In 16 Different Languages

How To “Woof” In 16 Different Languages

We know that our pups have their own language full of barks and yips and wiggly noises, but did you know that dog sounds are different in every language? Onomatopoeia is awesome. Protip: Say all of these sounds out loud. 🙂

1. English:  woof, woof; ruff, ruff; arf, arf; bow wow; yap, yap; yip, yip (small dogs)


english dog

Source: Telegraph 

2. German: wuff, wuff; wau, wau


3. Turkish: hev hev; hav, hav


4. Spanish: guau-guau; gua, gua; jau, jau


spain dog

Source: Puppyer

5. Afrikaans: blaf, blaf; woef, woef; keff, keff (small dogs)


6. Russian: gav, gav (гав-гав); tyav, tyav (тяв-тяв, small dogs)


russian dog

Source: Petguide

7. Korean: meong, meong (멍멍)


8. Japanese: wan-wan (ワンワン); kyan-kyan (キャンキャン)


japanese dog

Source: wallcoo

9. Italian: bau, bau


italian dog

Source: McCullagh

10. Hindi: bow, bow


indian dog

Source: Zazzle

11. Icelandic: voff, voff


12. Dutch: blaf, blaf; kef, kef; waf, waf; woef, woef


13. Danish: vov, vuf


denmark dog

Source: Denmark.net

14. Mandarin: wang, wang (汪汪)


15. Albanian: ham, ham


albanian dog

Source: Trek Earth

16. French: waouh, waouh; ouah, ouah; ouaf, ouaf; vaf, vaf; wouf, wouf; wouaf, wouaf; jappe jappe


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