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
To pronounce, read only the bolded part:
3. André Müller
The German rooster (Hahn) says: kikeriki, which is pronounced like “kicker-ree-KEY”.
The verb for his shouting is krähen.
Farsi aka Persian:
5. Jzan Lo
In Tagalog it is: Tilaok.
(Not “tilawk” but “tila-ok”)
In Hindi & Marathi it is simply “kuk du ku.”
Roosters around the world speak the same language, right?
But we have so much differences when we say the same thing.
8. Thomas Tydal
Swedish: kuckeliku [kuh-cae-lee-queue]
9. Bonan Wang
Chinese: wo-wo-wo… [repeat as necessary]
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)
[Brazillian] Portuguese here. It is “Cocoricó”
13. Arnold Chamove
French = Cook a rie kee!