Words and Phrases–Animal Sounds

Have you ever thought about the sounds that animals make in other countries? It may surprise you to realize that not all animals sound the same.

Here are some of the sounds Korean animals make.

Dog: mung-mung
Cat: yow, yow
Ducks: kwaek, kwaek
Cows: oo-may
Sheep: maeh
Horse: hee-hee-hing
Frog: gae-gal, gae-gal
Pig: kkool, kkool, kkool
Tiger/Lion: eo-heung
Bee: weeng, weeng
Birds: jjaek, jjaek
Chickens: koki-o, koki-o

Hear these animal sounds at www.eatyourkimchi.com/korean-animal-sounds. Or check out this couple who show the differences between the sounds in the Philippines and the Korean sounds. I like this one because they have the sounds both in hangul and romanized, as well as saying them. Here’s the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfN6tYHJWZU&feature=related. If you’re interested in hearing the sounds from several different countries, check out this video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqztFNjtL8g

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