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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #30657: Vocabulary: animals' noise
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    Vocabulary: animals' noise


                                                                            ANIMAL  NOISES


     It's curious to notice that people, in different parts of the world, simply do not hear the same noise when a dog 'woofs 'or a duck' quacks'.

    In France dogs go 'ouah, ouah' and ducks go 'coin, coin'.

     What do people say to mimic the rooster cry ? 

      English:  cock-a-doodle doo             French:  cocorico             Spanish:  kikiriki

      Portuguese:  corococó                German:  kikeriki             Italian:  chicchirichi

      Danishkykyliky                                 Dutch:  kukeleku             Russian:  kukareku 


     Here are three dogs, they don't make the same noise

                                                                                    

     little dog:  yap, yap                   middle sized dogwoof, woof              big dog: bow wow  

     

     The French frog says:   coa coa        the English one:   croak                            

                    and in the USA it says:   ribbit            


                                                               

     a horse says  neigh         a cow says moo          a sheep says baa       a goat says  naa


                                                 

     a crane says clang            a camel says grumph       an elephant says baraag


                                                              

               pretty boy                                                 gobble gobble





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    1. This seems to be a particular case, when a snake is hissing everybody hears .

    2. A bird which sings sometimes says 'cheep cheep' but most of them say .

    3. When a hen has laid an egg in French it says 'cotcotcodet' in English it's .

    4. A pig grunting makes a short low sound in its throat .

    5. If a wolf is howling you can hear .

    6. An alligator which shuts its jaws makes a frightening .

    7. A cat purrs to show that it is pleased, if it's in distress it says .

    8. Near a swarm of bees you can hear a big .

    9. A donkey which brays makes a sound that is not very pleasant to hear .

    10. Doves or pigeons make a low soft call .









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