Animal sounds in Thai (Onomatopoeia)

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Thai

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Here, I list the 17 most common onomatopoeia for animal sounds in Thai.

You will notice that in Thai, animals make different sounds as compared to English. For example, in English, dogs say “woof” but in Thai they say “bók“. Or ducks say “quack” in English but “gáap” in Thai.

Enjoy!

AnimalSound
Monkey (ลิง)เจี๊ยกๆ jíak jíak
Elephant (ช้าง)แปร๋, แปร๋เปร้น bprăe, bprăe prâyn
Cat (แมว)เหมียวๆ mĭeow mĭeow
Cock (ไก่ตัวผู้)เอ้กอี๊เอ้กเอ้ก âyk-ée-âykâyk
Hen (ไก่ตัวเมีย)กุ๊กๆ , กะต๊าก gúk gúk, gà dtáak
Chick (ลูกไก่)เจี๊ยบๆ jíap jíap
Cow (วัว)มอๆ mor mor
Pig (หมู)อู๊ดๆ óot óot
Bird (นก)จิ๊บๆ jíp jíp
Dog (หมา)โฮ่งๆ hông hông
เอ๋งๆ
ăyng ăyng
แฮ่
hâe
บ็อกๆ
bók bók
Duck (เป็ด)ก๊าบๆ gáap gáap
Horse (ม้า)ฮี่ๆ hêe hêe
Rat (หนู)จิ๊ดๆ jít jít
Crow (กา)กาๆ gaa gaa
Frog (กบ)อ๊บๆ óp óp
Gekko (ตุ๊กแก)ตุ๊กแก dtúk-gae
Bee, Fly (ผึ้ง, แมลงวัน)หึ่ง hèung
Snake (งู)ฟู่ๆ ฟ่อๆ fôo fôo fôr fôr

Animal sounds in Thai
Sounds animals make in Thai
Animal sounds in Thai 2
Sounds animals make in Thai


I hope you enjoyed learning about the Onomatopoeia of animal sounds in Thai and found it interesting that it’s different compared to English.

If you want to learn how to say all the animals in Thai, please see my article.

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