Spanish Onomatopoeia

Definition: Spanish Onomatopoeia is the formation of words that people use for representing the sound of animals or things.

Onomatopoeia in Spanish

The onomatopoeia isn't the same for all languages and cultures because they interpret each sound by their own way; for example when people make the onomatopoeia for a frog, they have different answers such as: "coa-coa" by French, "gae-gool-gae-gool" by Korean, "!berp!" by Argentina, and "ribbit" by United States.

Each onomatopoeia has a special verb that designates the use of the onomatopoeia.

Animals onomatopoeia in Spanish

English Animal Spanish Animal Onomatopoeia Special verb
bee abeja bzzz zumbar
cat gato miau maullar
chick pollito pío pío piar
cow vaca mu, muuu mugir
crow cuervo cruaaac-cruaaac urajear
cuckoo cuco cúcu-cúcu
dove paloma cu-curru-cu-cú arrullar
dog perro guau guau, guau ladrar
donkey burro iii-aah rebuznar
duck pato cuac cuac graznar
frog rana cruá cruá, berp, croac croar
goat cabra bee bee balar
hen gallina coc co co coc cacarear
horse caballo jiiiiiii, iiiiou relinchar
lion león grrrr, grgrgr rugir
monkey mono i-i-i chilla
owl búho uu uu ulular
pig cerdo oink-oink, oinc-oinc gruñir
rooster gallo kikirikí, ki-kiri-ki cantar
sheep oveja bee, mee balar
tiger tigre ggggrrrr, grgrgr rugir
turkey pavo glo, glo, glo gluglutear


NOTE: You can make your own onomatopoeia to interpret the sounds that are near to you. Making an onomatopoeia doesn't have a rule; everything is like it sound.



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