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How To “Woof” In 16 Different Languages

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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