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 the 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 the animals here speak Italian, and this is what some 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 (cat)
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 HE SAYS
bau-bau
miau, miau
squitt, squitt
chīp-chīp
chī-chiirī-chī
hiiiii
i-oh, i-oh
co-co-dè, co-co-dè
cra-cra
qua-qua
pio-pio
beeeh
beeeh
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!

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

Image: wiggiijo, Pixabay.com.

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