People see dogs as a member of their family, and they treat them carefully like human beings from countries to the world these days. In this post, we choose Japanese – a nation of Eastern region where people surely have different dog sounds, and their behavior about this animals to expand the raising dog culture in Japanese. Have you ever wondered how to say dog in Japanese? If yes, you have come to the right place now!
How to say dog in Japanese?
In English, a cow says “moo” but “menu” or “meuh” is displayed in French. Dog in English says “woof”, “bow wow”, “ruff” while Italian says “bau” which makes a lighter sound.
Why is this? Generally, linguists do not really the proper answer, but no matter sounds have that we use to call animals, these sounds connected to speech patterns and habits of our first language.
In fact, our ancients created some imitative words from the natural sounds of animals such as moo, meow, splash, cuckoo, and bang. A dog could say “au au” in Portuguese and “wang wang” in Chinese” around the world.
That being said, animals do not use pronunciations like us, and these speech patterns assigned from humans only.
In Japanese, people use “wan wan” or “inu” to say a dog. We also listed out some words of other animals that Japanese say as below.
In general, these animal sounds are written in the katakana form rather than hiragana and kanji platform.
How to say dog in other countries
We have already known that our pooches have their own languages with full of barks, yips, and wiggly sounds, but dog sounds have different forms in every language around the world? Discover some dog sounds to recognize that onomatopoeia is incredible.
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How to say dog in…
Woof, woof; ruff, ruff; arf, arf; bow wow; yap, yap; yip, yip (for small dogs)
Wuff, wuff; wau, wau
Hev hev; hav, hav
Guau-guau; gua, gua; jau, jau
Blaf, blaf; woef, woef; keff, keff (small dogs)
gav, gav (гав-гав); tyav, tyav (тяв-тяв, small dogs)
meong, meong (멍멍)
wan-wan (ワンワン); kyan-kyan (キャンキャン)
blaf, blaf; kef, kef; waf, waf; woef, woef
wang, wang (汪汪)
waouh, waouh; ouah, ouah; ouaf, ouaf; vaf, vaf; wouf, wouf; wouaf, wouaf; jappe jappe
Soar in the light
Fly or soar
Some recommendations about dog names in Japanese that you should take into account
There are several dog names of Japanese which have both great sounds and meaning behind them. Some Japanese words could not translate into English, but you enable to get and understand them to say for your pooches whether they are male or female dogs.
For male dogs