Animals make different noises in different languages. Not that the animals speak other languages, but we, as people, perceive their noises differently.

So one afternoon in a hostel in Berlin I asked various people how animals speak in their language...

Dog
English
woof
French (N Amer)
wof
Dutch
wuf
German
wau
American
Arf
Spanish (S Amer)
guau
Italian
bau
Danish
vov
Swedish
voff
Serbo-Croatian
vau
Romanian
ham



Rooster
English
cockle-doodle-do
French
cocorico
Italian
chicchirichí
German
kikeriki
Japanese
kokekokko
Spanish
cocoroco
Danish
kykelikyy
Hebrew
kukarekú
Swedish
kuckelikuu
Serbo-Croatian
kukuriku


So, the English by themselves on this one. Everyone else has basically the same word.


Cat
English
miao (or meow)
Italian
miao
French
miaou


I gave up quickly on this one. A cat sounds the same internationally.