What Does The Dog Say?: Here's How "Bark" Translates in 10 Different Languages

What Does The Dog Say?: Here's How "Bark" Translates in 10 Different Languages

Albanian dogs say “Ham ham!"

By Stacy Lenz

Let us paint you a picture: The year was 2013. Everyone was playing Candy Crush while standing in line for Cronuts, anxiously awaiting the birth of North West. Our Bravo fam was busy as ever: Brandi Glanville confronted Scheana Marie at SUR, Terry and Heather Dubrow fought endlessly about onion rings, and Vicki Gunvalson screamed, “WE WERE WATCHING A MOVIE” at Lauri Peterson on a ski slope. Those were crazy, crazy days. But more than anything 2013 left us with the lingering question, What Does the Fox Say?

Well now it’s 2017 and we have a new question: What does the dog say?

We know our American pooches are quite prolific in their vocabularies: Arf, ruff, woof, the occasional bow-wow. But American dogs aren’t the only chatty canines. All over the world, dogs are barking, and in The Book of General Ignorance, John Mitchinson tells us what animals say depending on where they live. You can’t just add “le” in front of arf and assume that “le arf” is how a French doggo says bonjour! (It’s actually “waouh waouh.”)

Now let us review!

Albanian dogs say “Ham ham.”

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Catalan dogs say “Bup bup.”

Greek dogs say “Gav gav.”

Slovenian dogs say “Hov hov.”

Ukrainian dogs say “Haf haf.”

Indonesian dogs say “Gong gong.”

Italian dogs say “Bau bau.”

Icelandic dogs say “Voff voff.”

Skiing with my favorite dog. #papillon #dogsoficeland #skiing #earnyourturns #blizzard #iceland #westfjords #fjord

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Mexican dogs say “Guau guau.”

South African dogs say “Blaf-blaf.” 

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