If you've ever tried to call a cat somewhere in a foreign country, I'm sure you've noticed that they don't always react. Why? Because apparently international cats react to different sounds.


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In England, they say "chh-chh-chh". In Israel, they say "ps-ps-ps". As for India, they say "meow-meow". Each country gets a cat's attention with different noises, and these were just a couple examples! Keep on scrolling for a list of how to call cats in a bunch of different countries, compiled by Bored Panda.

(h/t: adme.ru)

#1

How People Call Cats In Romania

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Tomy 4 months ago

What a cute cat !

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#2

How People Call Cats In Lithuania

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Vilius Adamonis 3 months ago

I though that everyone calls cats like that a :)

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#3

How People Call Cats In Australia

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Wombat34 3 months ago

This is correct. This is what I say.

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#4

How People Call Cats In Poland

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Lucyna Herman 3 months ago

In my region we also use ci ci/tsi tsi instead of the above. But only to unknown cats. My cat usually reacts to "are you hungry?'"

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#5

How People Call Cats In Japan

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Eva 3 months ago

I want to hear this live!

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#6

How People Call Cats In China

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Bob Quinn 3 months ago

It's wrong!! EVERYONE in China say "mi-mi"!

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#7

How People Call Cats In Argentina

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Sue Clasen 3 months ago

Mishi - mishi

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#8

How People Call Cats In The Netherlands

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tigertae 3 months ago

Poooooeeess poes poes poes. Poooooeeeeesss poes poes poes. :'D (pronounce it like poo's)

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#9

How People Call Cats In Germany

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#10

How People Call Cats In Ukraine

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Сашка Бес 4 months ago

actually in ukraine we say kyts kyts kyts from word kytsunia (kitty) and also kis kis kis from word kisa (kitty)

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#11

How People Call Cats In Hungary

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André Tóth 4 months ago

And endlessly amusing to me always because one term for breasts is pronounced "Tsitsi" so it's as though you're calling out for your runaway pair of boobs.

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#12

How People Call Cats In Russia

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Sarah Sands 3 months ago

Turkish cat, on a Turkish street!

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#13

How People Call Cats In Turkey

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Lorraine 4 months ago

That cat's looking pretty pissy.

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#14

How People Call Cats In Tunisia

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António Lima 3 months ago

Portugal is also like this :-)

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#15

How People Call Cats In Usa

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

As an American... this is true, I hear this all the time...usually by people who have no business near a cat.

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