Meow and Purr in Different Languages

Meow

Purr

AfrikaansMjaullinPurr
AlbanianMjauKerrmëz
AmharicMeowT’inik’uk’i
ArabicMawa’Kharkhara
AzerbaijaniMeowPurr
BanglaMeowPurir
BelarusianMiaŭVarkatać
BengaliMi’uGaragara ā’ōẏāja
BosnianMjauPurr
BulgarianMyaukaneMŭrkane
BurmeseNyaungPurr
CatalanMeuPurr
CebuanoMeowPurr
Chinese (simplified)MiāoFāchū hóu yīn
Chinese (traditional)MiāoFāchū hóu yīn
CorsicanMeowMeow
CroatianMijauPresti
CzechMňoukatPředení
DanishMeowMeow
DutchMauwSpinnen
EsperantoMiaŭPurr
EstonianMjäuPurr
FilipinoMeowPurr
FinnishMiauKehrätä
FrenchMiaouRonronner
GalicianMeowPurr
GermanMiauSchnurren
GreekNiáouGourgoúrisma
GujaratiMē’ōvaPura
Haitian CreoleMeowPurr
HausaMeowPurr
HawaiianʻO MeowPurr
HindiMiyaanuMyaoon
HmongMauvPurr
HungarianMiaúDorombolás
IcelandicMjáPurr
IgboMeowPurr
IndonesianMeongDengung
ItalianMiaoFusa
JapaneseNyā
JavaneseMeongPurr
KannadaMiyānvPurr
KazakhMïyawlawPurr
KhmerMe​ vPurr
KoreanYaongPuleuleu
KurdishMeowPurr
KyrgyzMyauPurr
LaoMeowPurr
LatinMeowPuer
LatvianMjauPurr
LithuanianMiauPurr
LuxembourgishMeowPurr
MacedonianMeowPurr
MalayMeowPurr
MalayalamMyāvuPurr
MalteseMjawPurr
MarathiMēvaPurāṇa
MongolianKhööyePurr
NorwegianMjauPurr
PolishMiauMruczeć
PortugueseMiauRonronar
RomanianMiauTors
RussianMyauMurlykat’
SerbianMjauPurr
SinhalaMiyāvPurr
SlovakMňauPradenie
SlovenianMijavMalo
SpanishMaullarRonroneo
SwahiliMeowPurr
SwedishMjauSpinna
TajikMijavPur
TamilMiyāvPurr
TeluguMi’avGuraka
ThaiH̄emīywS̄eīyng fī̂ xỳāng mæw
TurkishMiyavmırlamak
UkranianMyauPurr
UzbecMyauPurr
VietnameseMeoTiếng rít
WelshMeowPurr
Xhosai-MeowPurr
YiddishMeovPurr

 

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Meow and purr in different languages



Julia Wilson is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. She enjoys photography, gardening and running in her spare time. Full author bio Contact Julia