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Help wanted: what says an animal in your language?
Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 1:48 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hello!

I have this idea (which sounds probably a bit crazy) of collecting (and publishing....) a list of animalsounds around the world. For example, why says a frog in Holland 'kwaak' and in English 'rabit' and in Japanese 'gero gero'? Or why says a pig 'knor knor' in Holland, but in Germany 'oink oink'? While it's just the neighbour country!

Basically, it's the same animal but as soon as you cross a border it's saying something different (at least, that's how humans hear it). Sounds strange, doesn't it?

So the question is, can you help me with the sounds from your country/language? So a real animal sound / language exchange!

I'll give it a start with Dutch, to set an example. Hopefully more people will follow and can copy/paste this list of animals and write down what they say.

Cat: miauw
Dog: woef
Chicken: tok tok
Rooster: kukeleku
Pig: knor knor
Cow: boe
Donkey: iaah
Bird: tjirp tjirp / twiet twiet
Horse: hinnik
Duck: kwaak
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: snif snif
Goat: bee
Fish: blub
Owl: oehoe
Bee: bzzz
Mice: piep piep
Lion/tiger: grauw

Hope we can get a lot of languages!:) Please copy/paste the complete list of animals, so it will be as complete as possible with the sounds and languages!

Cheers!

Rik

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 3:23 pm by from Padang, Indonesia (Permalink)
Hi Rik, I help you with sounds in Bahasa Indonesia (as long as i know)

Cat: meong
Dog: guk guk
Chicken: petok petok
Rooster: kukuruyuk
Pig: ngok ngok
Cow: ooee
Bird: cit cit cuit
Horse: ngik
Duck: kwek kwek kwek
Snake: sssss
Goat: mbeek
Mice: cit cit
Lion/tiger: aummm

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 4:06 pm by from Maly Kamenec, Slovakia (Permalink)
In Hugarian :-)

Cat: miáúúú
Dog: vaú-vaú
Chicken: kot-kot
Rooster: kukurikúúú
Pig: röf-röf
Cow: bú
Donkey: iá-iá
Bird: csirip-csirip
Horse: nyihaha
Duck: háp-háp
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: nyusz-nyusz
Goat: mek-mek
Fish: ???
Owl: hu-húúú
Bee: bzzz
Mice: cin-cin
Lion/tiger: ???

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Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 4:39 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
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Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 10:31 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
thanks all! Thats a great start! Hope there will be more:)

Oh and Imed, can you also write it out in the Latin alphabet? Cause now I still can't read or pronounce it;)

Thank you!!

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Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 10:46 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
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Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 11:18 pm from Mannheim, Germany
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 12:56 am by from Suwon, South Korea (Permalink)
Cat: miaow/meow
Dog: woof
Chicken: cluck cluck
Rooster: cockadoodledoo
Pig: oink oink
Cow: moo
Donkey: eeyore
Bird: chirp chirp/tweet tweet
Horse: neigh
Duck: quack
Snake: hiss
Rabbit: ?
Goat: baah
Fish: blub
Owl: twit-twoo
Bee: bzzz
Mice: squeak squeak
Lion/tiger: roar

for the record, frogs say 'ribbit' or 'croak'

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:06 am by from Joao Pessoa, Brazil (Permalink)
Cat: miau meawwww
Dog: au au
Chicken: cóoo cooooo
Rooster: cockadoodledoo
Pig: oinck o
Cow: muuuuuu
Donkey: eeyore
Bird: suiiiiiiiuuuu
Horse: brhuurrrrr
Duck: quack
Snake: ssssssss
Rabbit: ?
Goat: bar
ah
Fish: ...........dont make song
Owl: twit-twoo
Bee: bzz
Mice: squik
Lion/tiger: roar

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:46 am by from Seongnam, South Korea (Permalink)
in Korean,

Cat: ya-ong
Dog: meong meong
Chicken: kko-kkio
Rooster: kko-kkio
Pig: kkul kkul
Cow: um-mae
Donkey: hee hing(same as horse)
Bird: jjack jjack
Horse: hee hing
Duck: kwaak
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: - (nothing)
Goat: mae~
Fish: bboggeum (imitating the look when they're opening a mouth)
Owl: buong
Bee: wing~
Mice: jjick jjick
Lion/tiger: uh-heung

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 2:56 am by from Indianapolis, United States (Permalink)
From the USA (although many are the same as England but not all)

Cat- meow, prrr
Dog- woof or ruff
Chicken- buck buck, cluck cluck
Rooster- cock-a-doodle-doo
Pig- oink
Cow- moo
Donkey- heehaw
Bird- chirp chirp
Horse- neigh
Duck- quack
Snake- hsss/hiss
sheep- baa
Fish- blub blub
Owl- who
Bee- buzz or bzzz
Mice- squeak
Lion/tiger- roar or rawr
Monkeys- ee ee oo oo

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 4:07 am by from Uberlandia, Brazil (Permalink)
In portuguese (Brazil)

Cat: miau
Dog: au au
Chicken: cócóricó
Pig: oinc
Cow: múú
Donkey: inn-oonn
Bird: piu piu
Horse: brushhh
Duck: quack
Snake: ssssssss
Goat: bééé
Fish: glub-glub (bubble noise)
Owl: ruu
Bee: zzz
Lion/tiger: roaa

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 9:34 am by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Thanks all! Funny to see the difference between even 2 Brazillian/Portuguese sounds.

And Imed, I think you translated the word, not the sound they made;)

Thanks all! Hope there will be more!

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 2:56 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
@ Rik Brinks
how translate the words? its their name in arabic, and i wrote how pronociat them too with latin aphabet, so i dont undersatnd what you mean...

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 3:28 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Cat: miyau..iiiyauu.
Dog: rough rough
Chicken:kok kok kok
Rooster: kok kok kok
Pig: -not sure-
Cow: emmmmmm
Donkey: -not sure-
Bird: ceek ceek (not parrot)
Horse: ghherhh ghheehh
Duck: eeekk
Snake: tsss..
Rabbit: no sound
Goat: mbek bekk mbbekk
Fish: no sound
Owl: not sure
Bee: hhnnnggh
Mice: krik krik
Lion/tiger: nnghhaauumm


the list of the sounds do not best represent my country, but more to what i personally perceived in my life ^^,



Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 5:50 pm by from Cuernavaca, Mexico (Permalink)
Hey! I've had some laughs while reading at the replies. Here are the sounds in Spanish (mexican accent if I need to be specific). So here it goes:

Cat: miau
Dog: guau guau
Chicken: cloc cloc
Rooster: kikirikí
Pig: oink oink
Cow: muuuu
Donkey: i-ah
Bird: chirp chirp
Horse: uiiiii
Duck: cuac
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: snif snif
Goat: me-e-eh (or it can be also be-e-eh)
Fish: glup
Owl: uuh-uuh
Bee: zzz
Mice: squick squick
Lion/tiger: roaaaawr

hahaha, it's also fun writing it down! ahaha.
:)
Thanks for making this post. Looking forward to more replies.
:)

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 3:55 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Thanks! Let's hope indeed for more reply! Pretty funny to read everything!

Hope there'll be more languages!

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 10:11 am from Cottbus, Germany
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Posted January 5th, 2013 - 4:55 pm by from Penza, Russia (Permalink)
Let's see what we have for Russian)

Cat: miau, moor-moor, mmrə-mmrə
Dog: gav-gav
Chicken: ko-ko-ko
Rooster: koo-kah-re-kooh
Pig: woee-woee
Cow: məuuuu
Donkey: ee-aaah
Bird: chıreeck-chıreeck
Horse: weee-go-go
Duck: ga-ga
Snake: shshsh...
Rabbit: silent
Goat: be-e-eh
Fish: silent
Owl: uuh-guuh
Bee: bzhıııı..
Mice: peeck-peeck
Lion/tiger: rrrrrrr

:)

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 5:32 pm by from Jakarta, Indonesia (Permalink)
Cat: meong
Dog: guk guk
Chicken: petok petok
Rooster: kukuruyuk
Pig: grok grok
Cow: mooooo
Donkey: -
Bird: pit pit
Horse: hihi hihi
Duck: kwek kwek
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: -
Goat: mbek-mbek
Fish: -
Owl: kuku kuku
Bee: ngung
Mice: cit cit
Lion/tiger: aum
Monkey : uuk aak




Posted January 5th, 2013 - 10:54 pm by from Mikulov, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Czech Language
use this page for hearing all our contributions:)
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

Cat: mňau
Dog: haf haf
Chicken: píp píp (and the sound of Hen: kokokoko dá)
Rooster: kykyryky (hard to describe, not all syllabes of the same length)
Pig: chro chro
Cow: bů
Donkey: iá
Bird: píp píp
Horse: íhá
Duck: kvá kvá
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: - no sound usually written in texts
Goat: bé
Fish: -
Owl: hůůůůů
Bee: bzzz
Mice: -
Lion/tiger: no idea how to write it, sorry

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:09 pm by from Mikulov, Czech Republic (Permalink)
EDIT - Czech Language
Goat: Mé
Sheep: Bé
not vice versa as I wrote earlier.

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 12:23 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Cat: miyav
Dog: hav hav
Chicken: gıd gıd gıdak
Rooster: ü ürü üüü
Pig: hıammına
Cow: möö
Donkey: aii
Bird: cik cik
Horse: iii
Duck: vak vak
Snake: tıss
Rabbit: ?
Goat: mee
Fish: balıktan sesmi çıkar olum ?
Owl: guuk
Bee: zzz
Mice: vik
Lion/tiger: haguahuw :)

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 3:10 pm by from Stockholm, Sweden (Permalink)
What a curious thread!
I'm Italian so I'm going to write Italian animal's "language".

Cat: miao or mew
Dog: wof or bau
Chicken: cococooooò or coccodè
Rooster: chiccirichìììì
Pig: oink oink
Cow: muu
Donkey: ih oh
Bird: cip cip
Horse: iiiii
Duck: qua qua
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: -
Goat: me-e-e-e
Fish: pah pah (a sound like giving a kiss with open mouth)
Owl: Cùùùùù
Bee: bzzzz
Mice: squit squit
Lion/tiger: Roaaar!

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 8:45 pm from Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 9:52 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Yes I found that website too, but I think it's a bit incomplete. Plus here'll be more interesting languages. I wondered though if there are other places where more people will see the topic on the CS website?

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 1:30 am by from Funahashi, Japan (Permalink)
Hi.I'm Japanese.

Cat: nyan/nyaa
Dog: wan
Chicken: kokekokko
Rooster: kokekokko
Pig: bu-
Cow: mo-
donkey:gu-hi-
Bird: chunchun
Horse: hi-n
Duck: ga-ga-
Snake: sha-
Rabbit: I don't know
Goat: me-
Fish: I don't know
Owl: ho-ho-
Bee: bu-n bu-n
Mice: ki-ki-
Lion/tiger: gawo-

Yasu

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 2:05 am by from Lae, Papua New Guinea (Permalink)
My Chinese friend helped me

Chinese:

Cat: 喵miao
Dog: 汪wang
Chicken: 鸣ming
Rooster: 鸣ming
Pig: 哼heng
Cow: 哞mou
donkey:吁xu
Bird:鸣ming
Horse: 嘶si
Duck: 嘎ga
Snake: 嘶si
Rabbit:咕gu
Goat: 咩mie
Fish: ?
Owl: 啼ti
Bee: 嗡weng
Mice: 叽ji
Lion/tiger: 啸xiao

Posted January 25th, 2013 - 6:28 am by from Zhengzhou, China (Permalink)
Hi James:
here is some of my thoughts about the chinese part

hope you don't mind~~

Cat: 喵miao
Dog: 汪wang
Chicken: 咯咯gege
Rooster: 喔喔wowo
Pig: 哼heng
Cow: 哞mou
donkey:嗯昂嗯昂en‘ao en’ao
Bird:啾啾jiujiu
Horse: 嘶si
Duck: 嘎ga
Snake: 嘶si
Rabbit:叽ji
Goat: 咩mie
Fish: ?
Owl: 呜呜wuwu
Bee: 嗡weng
Mice: 吱吱zhizhi
Lion/tiger: 啸xiao、吼hou

Posted February 7th, 2013 - 8:29 pm from Cypress, United States
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Posted May 3rd, 2013 - 6:52 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Thank you everybody so much! I am currently working on a full website to include as many languages as possible. So with this *kick* of the topic, hopefully more languages will follow!!:) Keep em going and read through the previous ones, its quite entertaining!

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Posted May 6th, 2013 - 1:50 am by from Liederbach am Taunus, Germany (Permalink)
Hi Rik,
what a wonderful idea!
Are you going to post the website at the end?
PLEASE!!!! Thanks so much!

Posted May 16th, 2013 - 9:21 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Haha yes of course I will!:)

Posted January 9th, 2013 - 2:15 pm from Tehran, Iran
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Posted January 9th, 2013 - 4:57 pm by from Vilnius, Lithuania (Permalink)
Hi Rik!
I can help you with aminal sounds in Lithuania:


Cat: miau
Dog: au-au
Chicken: kut-ku-dak
Rooster: kakarikū
Pig: kriu-kriu
Cow: mūū
Donkey: yhaaa
Bird: don't have any particular sound
Horse: y-ha-ha
Duck: kre kre
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: don't have either
Goat: baaa
Fish: don't have either
Owl: ūū-ū
Bee: bzzz
Mice: cypt cypt
Lion/tiger: rarrr

Posted January 10th, 2013 - 7:15 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted January 18th, 2013 - 3:42 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
cool, thanks all! Let's hope there'll be more soon:)

Posted January 18th, 2013 - 8:10 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
Hi,

In Dari ( Persian ) Language we are saying like :

Cat: miauw
Dog: Ghaw
Chicken: Qot Qot
Rooster: Qot Qot
Pig: Don't Know
Cow: boe
Donkey: Don't Know
Bird: Chew Chew
Horse: hinnik
Duck: Waak Waak
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: snif snif
Goat: bahhh
Fish: Don't know
Owl: oehoe
Bee: bizzz or Binggg
Mice: piep
Lion/tiger: grauw

Posted January 21st, 2013 - 7:23 am by from Monterrey, Mexico (Permalink)
North Mexican Spanish would be and we call them ”onomatopeya” ill write down the name of what they do for example dogs bark cats meow etc
Cat: Miau - Mauyar
Dog: guau guau - ladrar
Chicken: Pío Pío - Piar
Rooster: kikirikí - kikirikear
Pig: oink -?
Cow: muuuuu - mugir
Donkey: not sure- rebuznar
Bird:?- birds sing
Horse: ?- relinchar
Duck: cuac cuac - graznar
Snake: ssss
Rabbit: ?- chilla
Goat: beeeeeee - balar
Fish: ?
Owl: not sure
Bee: bzzzzz - zumbar
Mice: ?
Lion/tiger: grrrr - rugir
Wolf: auuuu - aullar

Posted May 4th, 2013 - 2:05 pm by from Phan Thiet, Vietnam (Permalink)

hi,

This is vietnamese sound

Cat: meo meo
Dog: gâu gâu
Chicken: chíp chíp (little chicken)
Rooster: ò ó o o
Pig: ụt ịt/ủn ỉn
Cow: mmm bò
Donkey: ...
Bird: ...
Horse: hí hí hí
Duck: quạc quạc/cạc cạc
Snake: sssss
Rabbit: ...
Goat: bêeeee...
Fish: ....
Owl: ...
Bee: bzzz
Mice: cant describe
Lion/tiger: ...