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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


german dog
Source: German Shepherd Facts

3. Turkish: hev hev; hav, hav


turkish dog
Source: Kangal Dogs International

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


spain dog
Source: Puppyer

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


south africa dog
Source: Cafepress

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


russian dog
Source: Petguide

7. Korean: meong, meong (멍멍)


korean dog
Source: Dog Wallpapers

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


iceland dog
Source: Pedigree Database

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


dutch dog
Source: Dutch Shepherd Forum

13. Danish: vov, vuf


denmark dog
Source: Denmark.net

14. Mandarin: wang, wang (汪汪)


chinese dog
Source: The Life Animal

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


Source:instagram.com/trotterpup

Stacie Grissom

9 years ago