If You Ever Wondered How Roosters Sound In Different Languages, Here Are 13 Answers From People Around The World


Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: In your language, what is the name of the sound a rooster makes? Here are some of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread.

1. Diana Crețu

Romanian: Cucurigu

To pronounce, read only the bolded part:


2. Janelle Alicia Monroy

English: cock-a-doodle-doooooo!

3. André Müller

The German rooster (Hahn) says: kikeriki, which is pronounced like “kicker-ree-KEY”.

The verb for his shouting is krähen.

4. Pedram Moallemian

Farsi aka Persian:

قوقولى قوقو

ghoo-ghoo-lee ghoo-ghoo

5. Jzan Lo

In Tagalog it is: Tilaok.

(Not “tilawk” but “tila-ok”)

6. Shubham Thakur

In Hindi & Marathi it is simply “kuk du ku.”

7. Mikhail Kotykhov

Roosters around the world speak the same language, right?

But we have so much differences when we say the same thing.

Russian: ku-ka-re-KU

8. Thomas Tydal

Swedish: kuckeliku [kuh-cae-lee-queue]

9. Bonan Wang

Chinese: wo-wo-wo… [repeat as necessary]


10. C (Selva) R.Selvakumar

In Tamil it is kokkarakkō (கொக்கரக்கோ).

11. Lưu Vĩnh Phúc

In Japanese it’s kokekokko with the last o is a long vowel (コケコッコー)

12. Cristopher Moreira da Silva

[Brazillian] Portuguese here. It is “Cocoricó”

13. Arnold Chamove

French = Cook a rie kee!

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