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How to Say “Dog” in Different Languages

Friday, November 5th, 2010

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Dogs may be universally cute, but they definitely do not answer to a universal language. When you call for a perro to come to you in Spain but you use the word dog, you are probably just going to have one very confused animal. Dogs have different cultural significance depending on where you are in the world, but the average American will still want to lean in and pet the cute pups (as long as they look safe).Language barriers are never good between humans. They are probably even worse for dogs who barely know their own language, let alone mysterious sounds coming from your mouth. So do yourself and the canine a favor and brush up on how to say dog in the local language. After you figure that out, practice severalbasic commands and you might be able to control the animal.

Dog in Multiple Languages:

  • Ainu = seta
  • Afrikaans = hond
  • Akkadian = kalbum
  • Albanian = qen
  • American Sign Language = slappingyour right flat hand against your leg, then snapping your fingers
  • Amharic = wäshsha
  • Anglo-Saxon = docga, hund
  • Apache = góshé
  • Arabic = calb
  • Aramaic = oblkd
  • Armenian = shun
  • Assamese = kukur
  • Assyrian = kalbu
  • Basque = zakur, txakur
  • Belarusian = sabaka
  • Bemba = imbwa
  • Bengali = kutro
  • Bugotu = aku, iuiu
  • Bulgarian = kuche
  • Burmese = hkway:
  • Cantonese = gáu, káu
  • Catalan = gos
  • Chechen = zhala
  • Cherokee = gi li, gi-tli
  • Chinese = gau
  • Cornish = ky΄
  • Croatian = pas
  • Czech = pes
  • Danish = hund
  • Dholuo = guok
  • Dutch = hond
  • Ecuadorian Quechua = allcu
  • Egyptian (ancient) = auau, uahr, uher
  • Eskimo = kringmerk
  • Esperanto = hundo
  • Estonian = koer
  • Faeroese = hundur
  • Fijian = kolii
  • Finnish = koira
  • French = chien
  • Gagauz = köpek
  • Galician = can
  • Georgian = dzahhli
  • German = hund
  • Grebo = gbe
  • Greek = skylos
  • Gujarati = kutto
  • Haitian Creole = chen
  • Hawaiian = ilio, ‘iilio
  • Hebrew = kelev
  • Hindi = kuttA or shvAna
  • Hungarian = kutya
  • Icelandic = hond
  • Igbo = nkita
  • Indonesian = anjing
  • Interlingua = can
  • Inuktitut = qimmiq
  • Irish = madra
  • Italian = cane
  • Japanese = Inu
  • Kobon = kain
  • Komi-Permyak = pon
  • Kongo = mbwa
  • Korean = gae (개)
  • Kurdish = seg, fendo, kelb, kûçik
  • Kyrgyz = it
  • Láadan = lanemid
  • Latin = canis
  • Latvian = suns
  • Lingala = mbwa
  • Lithuanian = sunis
  • Loglan = kangu
  • Lojban = gerku
  • Macedonian = kuche, pes
  • Malayalam = pa tti
  • Maltese = kelb
  • Malay = anjing
  • Mandinka = wulo
  • Manx = moddey
  • Mohawk = erhar
  • Moldavian = kyne
  • Mongolian = noqai, nohoj
  • Navajo = lha-cha-eh
  • Nepali = kukur
  • Nivkh = qan
  • Norwegian = hund
  • Ojibwe = animosh
  • Pahlavi = en
  • Papago-Pima = gogs
  • Pashto = spay
  • Persian, Farsi = sag
  • Pidgin = dok
  • Pilipino = aso
  • Polish = pies
  • Portuguese = cão or cachorros
  • Pulaar = rawaandu
  • Pushtu = spay
  • Romanian = cîine
  • Romany = rikono
  • Roviana = siki
  • Ruanda = inbwa
  • Russian = sobaka (собака)
  • Samoan = maile
  • Sanskrit = sarameyah
  • Sardinian = cane
  • Scottish = cù
  • Sepedi = mpaa
  • Serbian = ker
  • Shona = imbwá
  • Sicilian = cani
  • Slovak = pes
  • Slovene = pes
  • Somali = eey
  • Sorbian, Wendish, Upper Lusatian = pos, psyk
  • Sotho, Southern; Sesotho, Sesuto = ntja
  • Spanish = perro
  • Swahili = mbwa
  • Swedish = hund
  • Tagalog = áso
  • Taiwanese = kao and kaẃ ar
  • Tatar = et
  • Tiano = ao ́n
  • Thai = ёáò, mah, soonahk
  • Tibetan = khyi
  • Tocharian = ku
  • Turkish = köpek
  • Twi, Akan = okeraman
  • Ukrainian = sobaka, pes
  • Urdu = kutta
  • Uzbek = it
  • Vietnamese = chó
  • Welsh = ci
  • Wolof = hatch, xaj
  • Yakut = yt
  • Yiddish = kelef or hunt
  • Yoeme = chuu’u
  • Yoruba = aja
  • Yucatec = peḱ
  • Yup’ik = qimugta
  • Zarma = hansi
  • Zulu = inja

Common Canine Commands in Different Languages

English

Spanish

German

French

  • Heel
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Down
  • Fetch
  • Speak/Bark
  • Go Outside
  • Good
  • Eat
  • Leave It
  • Junto / Pie
  • Sientate
  • Quedate
  • Ven aqui
  • Echado
  • Parado
  • Ladra
  • Afuera
  • Bien
  • Come
  • Dejalo
  • Fuss
  • Sitz
  • Bleib
  • Hier
  • Platz
  • Bring
  • Gib Laut
  • Geh Raus
  • So ist brav
  • Nimm futter
  • Lass es
  • Au pied
  • Assis
  • Reste
  • Ici/Viens
  • Coucher
  • Rapporte
  • Aboie
  • Dehors
  • Bon Garcon
  • Mange
  • Laisse

Resource: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/languages.htm

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