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Animal sounds Posted by on Aug 28, 2008 in Spanish Culture

Our post today comes from a question from a student of mine, a 12-year-old girl, about sounds animals make in Spanish. I decided to look into it, and here’s a small list with the sound and the corresponding verb, check it out!

abeja (bee): bzzz (zumbar)

burro (donkey): iii-aah (rebuznar)

caballo (horse): jiiiiiii, iiiiou (relinchar)

cerdo (pig): oink-oink, oinc-oinc (gruñir) — oink

gallina (hen): coc co co coc (cacarear)

gallo (rooster): kikirikí (cantar)

gato (cat): miau (maullar)

león (lion): grrrr, grgrgr (rugir)

oveja (sheep): bee, mee (balar)

mono (monkey): i-i-i

paloma (dove): cu-curru-cu-cú (arrullar)

pato (duck): cuac cuac, cua cua

pavo (turkey): gluglú

perro (dog): guau guau (ladrar)

pollito (chick): pío pío

rana (frog): cruá cruá, (croar)

vaca (cow): mu, muuu (mugir)

See you next time!

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


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