What noise does that animal make?

I’m 23 years old and, until a few days ago, I was pretty sure I had animal noises down pat. Any 3 year old can tell you what sound a dog makes, or a cow, a horse, a sheep – any farm animal for that matter. Old Macdonald’s farm right?


E – I – E – I – O

Well my perception of reality has now been changed forever. One of the first things I learned as a child has been but a partial truth. Apparently animal speak is not universal. Sheep of Spanish-speaking countries do not say the same thing as sheep of English-speaking countries.

The following is a list of English to Spanish animal sound translations for your information (and your entertainment)


Baa = Bee


Moo = Muu


Woof = Guau


Meow = Miau

Chick (baby chicken)

Cheep = Pio


Ribbit = Croac


Gobble = Glu


Cockadoodledoo (Which is seriously ridiculous! Who even thought of that?!) = Quiquiriquí

Obviously these look silly when written down, especially if you aren’t familiar with Spanish pronunciation, but when spoken, these sounds do sound like they belong to the animal (well, except for the rooster).