Keyword: animal sounds vocabulary in Chinese; list of animal sounds in Chinese
Description: Here are the list of the Chinese animal sounds vocabulary. Let’s learn together it together!
If you are an English-speaking kindergarten or primary school teacher who is searching for the right animal sounds in Chinese, then this is the right place to be! Since Chinese pronunciations are very different from other languages, Chinese people have different ways to say and express animal sounds, which are used both for kids and the everyday life of adults. I’m going to list the eight most popular animal sounds in the Chinese language.
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汪汪 (wāng wāng) – Dog
Instead of “woof”, a dog, 狗(gǒu), goes 汪汪 (wāng wāng).
Even though some people have heard about Chinese dog eating habits, dogs are still the number one favorite pet in the country. From the cherished companions of emperors in ancient China to home guards and dearest friends in the modern era, the status and role of dogs in China has changed a lot. In addition, rare and purebred breeds are kept as expensive pets for profit.
2. 呱呱 (guā guā) – Duck/frog
Quite similar to the English sound of “quawk quawk”, the sound a duck makes is expressed in Chinese as 呱呱 (guā guā), which is also used to express the sound that a frog makes. But be careful, don’t call a man a鸭子 (yā zi), as it is also slang for male prostitute (and “chicken”, 鸡, is Chinese slang for female prostitute).
3. 咩 (miē) – Sheep
A Chinese sheep, 羊 (yáng), makes the sound 咩 (miē).
Here, the onomatopoeia for a sheep’s sound is very vivid. Chinese people’s love for sheep comes not only from the fact that it is a very docile and lovely animal, but also from a very popular cartoon called “Xǐ yángyáng hé Huī tài láng”, in which a clever sheep succeeds in defending his tribe from a stupid