For some reason, possibly because I am easily entertained, I think it’s hilarious to hear dog commands in Italian.
I’m not sure why it never occurred to me that if you speak another language, you speak that language to your pet as well. But it’s strange not to hear: “Come!” “Sit!” “Good dog!”
Another thing that doesn’t quite translate? The way each culture spells animal sounds.
In America, dogs say woof. Cats say meow. Fish say blub blub. (Ok, that last one is open to debate…)
In Italy, dogs say bau. Cats say miao. Fish say splash.
And pet store signs like this make me say 🙂
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And the thing you haven’t thought about yet is that in a lot of expat families where the wife or hubby speak different languages
THE ANIMALS ARE BILINGUAL…..!
Hahaha! I remember doing a class once, and there were people from all over their and the teacher randomly asked us to imitate animal sounds in our languages…it sounded like a zoo in there!!