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How do you describe the sounds of animals in your country? It is interesting that each language has its own special words to describe such sounds.  

 

karasu
からす
crow

kaa kaa
カーカー

niwatori
rooster kokekokko
コケコッコー
(Cock-a-doodle-doo)
nezumi
ねずみ
mouse chuu chuu
チューチュー
neko
cat nyaa nyaa
ニャーニャー
(meow)
uma
horse hihiin
ヒヒーン
buta
pig buu buu 
ブーブー
(oink)
hitsuji
sheep mee mee
メーメー
(baa baa)
ushi
cow moo moo
モーモー
(moo)
inu
dog wan wan 
ワンワン
(woof, bark)
kaeru
カエル
frog kero kero
ケロケロ
(ribbit)

These animal sounds are usually written in katakana.

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