Even Animals Speak Italian!

Ask any child what the chicken says and he or she is sure to say “Cluck, cluck.” Unless of course, that child happens to speak another language. For you see, animals speak different languages, depending on where they live!

There is no universal way for mimicking animal sounds. So when we do imitate their sounds we do it according to how it sounds in our own language. In English the dog says woof-woof or arf-arf. But in Spanish he says guau, guau, in Dutch blaf-blaf, Japanese wan-wan, and Korean meong. And here in Italy bau-bau

So animals here speak Italian, and here’s what some of them sound like:

Some are quite similar to English. But others, like the chicken, make quite a different sound!

Remember: vowels in Italian almost always make the same sound! A as in all; E as in desk; I as in ink; and U as in duty.

ENGLISH (Italian)

DOG (cane)

CAT (gatto)

MOUSE (topolino)

BIRD (uccello)

ROOSTER (gallo)

HORSE (cavallo)

DONKEY (asino)

CHICKEN (gallina)

CROW (corvo)

GOOSE (oca)

CHICK (pulcino)

SHEEP (pecora)

GOAT (capra)

FROG (rana)

COW (mucca)

SNAKE (serpente)

BEE (ape)

PIGEON (piccione)

WOLF (lupo)

WHAT THE ANIMAL SAYS

bau-bau

miau, miau

squitt, squitt

chīp, chīp

chi-chiiri-chi

hiiii

i-oh, i-oh

co-co-dè, co-co-dè

cra-cra

qua-qua

pio-pio

beeh

beeh

cra-cra

muuuuu

ssszzz

zzzzz

hu-hu

huuuuu

No wonder we can’t talk with the animals!  Not only would we have to learn real animal languages, but possibly even languages around the world!

But did you know that animals are so smart that they even speak foreign languages? 😉

Whoever called them “dumb animals,” anyway??

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Author: Sheila Scorziello

Blogger, wife, mom, grandma, and missionary in Italy. Passionate about my faith, earth care, simple living, and of course Italy!

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