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Woof woof in 61 Languages

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Dogs bark. They go woof woof, bow wow. At least in English. But what is the onomatopoeia for the sound a dog barks in other languages? Here is a list of “woof woof” in 61 languages:

  Language Onomatopoeia
1 Lebanese haw-haw
2 Nigerian (Calabar area) wai-wai
3 Afrikaans blaf; woef woef; kef
4 Albanian ham ham
5 Arabic hau hau; how how (هو, هو)
6 Armenian haf haf
7 Balinese kong, kong
8 Basque au au; txau txau; zaunk zaunk; jau jau
9 Belgium woef, woef; blaf, blaf; waf, waf; Keff, keff; Wuff, Wuff
10 Bengali gheu, gheu; bhou, bhou
11 Bulgarian bau-bau (бау-бау); jaff, jaff (джаф-джаф)
12 Burmese woke, woke
13 Catalan bau-bau; bub-bub
14 Chinese 汪汪 (wong wong, wāngwāng)
15 Croatian vau, vau
16 Czech haf, haf
17 Danish vov, vuf
18 Dutch blaf, blaf; kef, kef; waf, waf; woef, woef
19 English woof woof; ruff ruff; arf arf; bow wow
20 Esperanto boj, boj
21 Estonian auh, auh
22 Finnish hau hau; vuh, vuh; rauf, rauf
23 French waouh, waouh; ouah, ouah; ouaf, ouaf; vaf, vaf; wouf, wouf; wouaf, wouaf; jappe jappe
24 German wuff, wuff; wau wau;
25 Greek gav, gav (γαβ, γαβ); vav, vav (βαβ, βαβ)
26 Hebrew hav, hav; hau, hau
27 Hindi bho.n, bho.n (भों भों)
28 Hungarian vau, vau
29 Icelandic voff, voff
30 Indonesian guk, guk
31 Irish amh, amh
32 Italian bau bau
33 Japanese wan-wan (ワンワン); kyan-kyan (キャンキャン)
34 Korean meong-meong (멍멍)
35 Latvian vau, vau
36 Lithuanian au, au
37 Macedonian av, av
38 Malay gonggong
39 Marathi bhu, bhu (भू भू)
40 Norwegian voff, voff or boff
41 Persian haap, haap (هاپ، هاپ)
42 Philippines Aw Aw, Aw
43 Polish hau
44 Portuguese au-au; ão-ão
45 Romanian ham-ham; hau, hau
46 Russian гав-гав (gav-gav)
47 Serbian av-av
48 Sinhala බුඃ බුඃ buh, buh
49 Slovak haf, haf; hau, hau
50 Slovene hov, hov
51 Spanish guau-guau; gua-gua; jau-jau; bau-bau
52 Swedish voff; vov vov; bjäbb bjäbb
53 Tagalog aw aw; baw, baw
54 Tamazight hav hav; haw haw
55 Tamil வள் வள் wal wal; லொள் லொள் lol lol; வௌ வௌ wow wow
56 Thai โฮ่ง โฮ่ง (pronounced hôŋhôŋ); บ๊อก บ๊อก (pronounced bɔ́kbɔ́k)
57 Turkish hav, hav
58 Ukrainian гав-гав (hav-hav); дзяв-дзяв (dzyau-dzyau)
59 Urdu bow bow
60 Vietnamese gâu gâu; ẳng ẳng
61 Welsh wff, wff

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