How to Bark in Any Language

Planning on taking a trip somewhere that has dogs that bark in something other than English? Well here's your list to translate those English barks...

Joy  |  Nov 28th 2006


Planning on taking a trip somewhere that has dogs that bark in something other than English? Well here’s your list to translate those English barks into , say Icelandic or Thai. This is a partial list. For the full list, follow this link back to Sounds of the World’s Animals as pulled together by Georgetown Liguistics faculty member Catherine N. Ball.

Dog

Afrikaans: woef
Albanian: ham ham / hum hum
Arabic (Algeria): haw haw
Bengali: ghaue-ghaue
Catalan: bup, bup
Chinese (Mandarin): wang wang
Croatian: vau-vau
Danish: vov
Dutch: woef
English: bow wow, arf, woof, ruff ruff
English (Old English): Hund byrc.
Esperanto: boj
Estonian: auh

Dr. Ball also has lists of how to “quote” other species as well. Want to roar in Potugese or moo in Old English? Check out the list!