Onomatopoeia In Italian: How Animals Talk In Italia

Did you know that humans aren't the only creatures with different languages? One of the more enjoyable details about learning a new language is learning how animals talk.

Pigs, for instance, say "oink oink" in English, but they say "groin groin" in French and "хрю хрю" (khryu khryu) in Russian. Dogs say "vau-vau" in Hungarian, "guk guk" in Indonesian, and "ham ham" in Romanian!

Today, we're going to learn how animals speak in Italian.

Bees
Le api ronzano. Fanno il suono "zzzzz."

Birds
Gli uccelli cinguettano. Fanno "cip cip".

Cats
I gatti miagolano. Fanno "miao".

Chicks
I pulcini pigolano. Fanno "pio pio".

Cows
Le mucche muggiscono. Fanno "muuu".

Crows
I corvi gracchiano. Fanno "cra cra".

Donkeys
Gli asini ragliano. Fanno "i-oo, i-oo".

Deer
I cervi bramiscono.

Dogs
I cani abbaiano. Fanno "bau bau".

Frogs
Le rane gracidano. Fanno "cra cra".

Geese
Le oche starnazzano. Fanno "qua qua".

Hens
Le chiocce chiocciano.

Horsees
I cavalli nitriscono.

Lions
I leoni ruggiscono.

Mice
I topi squittiscono. Fanno "squitt squitt".

Pigs
I maiali grugniscono.

Roosters
I galli fanno chicchirichí.

Sheep
Le pecore belano. Fanno "beeee".

Snakes
I serpenti sibilano.

Wolves
I lupi ululano.


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  • Ha ha! This reminds me of when I heard a kid looking at ducks and saying
    "Fak, fak, fak ,fak". Trying saying it quickly, and you'll see why I was surprised ;-)

  • Ah, yes.... I've heard that before. Apparently it catches a lot of people by surprise.

  • I've noticed this before, it's hilarious! The really funny part is you can tell that the animal being imitated, its noise, has been give a sort of 'accent' in the language in question! For example, the Spanish imitation of a dog's bark SOUNDS Spanish, the German imitation SOUNDS German. The speakers of the language have imparted their own accent to the animal in question--it's kinda cute, actually :DCheers,
    Andrew

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