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


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