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)

[caption id="attachment_2535" align="alignleft" width="612"]english dog Source: Telegraph [/caption]

2. German: wuff, wuff; wau, wau

[caption id="attachment_2536" align="alignleft" width="612"]german dog Source: German Shepherd Facts[/caption]

3. Turkish: hev hev; hav, hav

[caption id="attachment_2545" align="alignleft" width="612"]turkish dog Source: Kangal Dogs International[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_2544" align="alignleft" width="612"]spain dog Source: Puppyer[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_2543" align="alignleft" width="460"]south africa dog Source: Cafepress [/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_2542" align="alignleft" width="612"]russian dog Source: Petguide[/caption]

7. Korean: meong, meong (멍멍)

[caption id="attachment_2541" align="alignleft" width="612"]korean dog Source: Dog Wallpapers[/caption]

8. Japanese: wan-wan (ワンワン); kyan-kyan (キャンキャン)

[caption id="attachment_2540" align="alignleft" width="612"]japanese dog Source: wallcoo[/caption]

9. Italian: bau, bau

[caption id="attachment_2539" align="alignleft" width="612"]italian dog Source: McCullagh[/caption]

10. Hindi: bow, bow

[caption id="attachment_2538" align="alignleft" width="512"]indian dog Source: Zazzle[/caption]

11. Icelandic: voff, voff

[caption id="attachment_2537" align="alignleft" width="600"]iceland dog Source: Pedigree Database[/caption]

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

[caption id="attachment_2534" align="alignleft" width="612"]dutch dog Source: Dutch Shepherd Forum[/caption]

13. Danish: vov, vuf

[caption id="attachment_2533" align="alignleft" width="612"]denmark dog Source:[/caption]

14. Mandarin: wang, wang (汪汪)

[caption id="attachment_2532" align="alignleft" width="612"]chinese dog Source: The Life Animal[/caption]

15. Albanian: ham, ham

[caption id="attachment_2531" align="alignleft" width="612"]albanian dog Source: Trek Earth[/caption]

16. French: waouh, waouh; ouah, ouah; ouaf, ouaf; vaf, vaf; wouf, wouf; wouaf, wouaf; jappe jappe

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignleft" width="448"][/caption]

Hope Bobbitt

9 years ago

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