How Animals Sound in Different Languages
If you have grown up singing "Old McDonald" in English, you may be used to say “Moo Moo” for a cow, and “Whoof Whoof” for a dog. But sing the same song together with someone who speaks a different language and you will be in for a surprise.
Not everyone around the world perceive animal sounds the same. Not everyone thinks a dog makes a “whoof whoof” sound. In fact, there are plenty of different variations of the same animal's sounds in different countries. So, your sounds for animals such as pigs, birds, frogs, and other animals may not be the same as everyone else’s. Language matters.
These bright, colorful, and fun images represent the sounds animals make around the world. Come on a journey with us below and find out how the animals sound in different languages. The comparisons are super interesting and if not anything else, they will give you a great laugh!
How cool is it to realise that how you have been saying the animal sounds all of your life, is not how everyone else says them? That the animal sounds can be similar, but sometimes totally different in other languages? Such an eye opener! Let us know how the animals sounds in your language, if it isn’t listed. We would love to see some more comparisons!
Looking for more sounds? Check out the book by James Chapman on Amazon where you can find more sounds from around the world, not just animal sounds, but sounds from around the world on a wide range of different subjects! He also has lots of fun content on his Twitter account.
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