Animal Cries (Japanese Edition)

We’re pretty sure that every country in the world has animal lovers, but did you know that how we express animal sounds can differ depending on the country? This time, we’ll be teaching you what animals sound like in Japanese.

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How do you express animal sounds in Japan? If you watch the video below, you can check exactly how these sounds are pronounced!

Dogs

Wan Wan (Japanese)
Woof Woof (English)

 

Cats

Nyao (Japanese)
(some people say NyaNya or Nya)
Meow (English)

Chickens

Kokekokko (Japanese)
Cock-a-doodle-doo (English)

Pigs

Bu Bu (Japanese)
Snort Snort (English)

Cows

Moo (Japanese)
Moo (English)

Horses

Hihin (Japanese)
Neigh (English)

Ducks

Ga ga (Japanese)
Quack Quack (English)

Sheep

Mee (Japanese)
Baaa (English)

Lions

Gao (Japanese)
Roar (English)
 

Japanese people perceive animal sounds in the ways described above. Don’t you think that some of them are similar to your country? These sounds are often used in things like anime or manga, so if you get the chance to visit Japan, check them out for yourself!

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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