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Animal sounds - cats

Cat sounds

How to write the sounds made by cats in different languages.

Language Sounds
Albanian mjau-mjau
Arabic (muwà-) مُواَء
Armenian միաւ (mee-av)
Basque mau
Batak ngeong
Bengali মিউ মিউ (miu miu)
Bulgarian мяу (mjau)
Catalan marramèu, mèu
Chinese (Cantonese) 喵喵 (mēu-mēu)
Chinese (Mandarin) 喵 (miāo)
Croatian mjau
Czech mňau
Danish mjau, mjav, miau, miav
Dutch miauw, mauw
English miaow (UK), meow (US), mew, miau
Estonian mäu, mjäu, näu, njau, kurnjau
Finnish miau, mau, nau, kurnau
French miaou
German miau
Greek
(Modern)
νιάου (niau)
Hebrew (miàw) מְיָאוּ
Hindi myaau, myaaoo
Hungarian miaú, nyau
Icelandic mjá
Indonesian meong
Irish (Gaelic) miao
Italian miao, miau, mao
Japanese ニャー (nyā)
Kazakh мияу-мияу (mijau-mijau)
Korean 야옹 (yaong)
Latgalian ņau ņau
Latvian mjau, ņau
Lithuanian miau
Macedonian мјау (mjau)
Malayalam myaoo myaoo
Marathi म्यांव (meow/myao)
Nepali म्याउँ म्याउँ (myaoo myaoo)
Norweigan mjau
Persian
(Farsi)
(mioo mioo) میومیو
Polish miau
Portuguese miau
Romanian miau
Russian мяу (mjau)
Scottish Gaelic miamh, miamha
Serbian мњау (mnjau)
Sinhala ඤාවු (ñāvu)
Slovenian mijav
Spanish miau
Swedish mjau, mjao
Tagalog meyaw, miyaw, ngiyaw
Tamil மியா (miaow(m))
Telugu miao(m)
Thai เมี้ยว (miao), แง้ว (ngaew)
Turkish miyav
Ukrainian няв (niav)
Urdu meow
Vietnamese meo
Welsh mew, miaw

Cat sounds in constructed languages

Language Sounds
Esperanto miaŭ
Volapük miov

How to pronounce some of these words

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-linguistic_onomatopoeias#Animal_sounds

Animal sounds

Cats, Cockerels, Cows, Dogs, Ducks, Horses, Owls

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