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A cow goes WHAAAT?

by Natalia Kulikova

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

Many English speakers have this misconception that dogs go "woof!" Well, maybe they do in some countries, but definitely not in Russia. To learn how dogs, cats, cows, pigs, and so on talk in Russia — and how to talk to them — listen to this episode of Ruspod Shorts.

гав [gahf] — bark, bow-wow, woof
мяу [MYAH-oo] — meow
кис-кис-кис [kees-kees-kees] or кс-кс-кс [ks-ks-ks] — kitty-kitty-kitty
хрю [khryoo] — oink
кря [kryah] — quack
кукареку [koo-kah-ree-KOO] — cock-a-doodle-doo
кудахтахта [koo-DAKH-tah-tah] — gabble
ква [kvah] — croak
му [moo] — moo

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