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.

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)

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How People Call Cats In Australia

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How People Call Cats In Poland

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Lucyna Herman
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

How People Call Cats In The Netherlands

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tigertae
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture is just perfectly combined with the typical reaction to "miez miez". Unless you have treats...

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#10

How People Call Cats In Ukraine

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Сашка Бес
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#15

How People Call Cats In Usa

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#20

How People Call Cats In Latvia

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Liga Karklina
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always called a cat "kss-kss-kss" and I am from Latvia. "Minka-minka" is an old school nowadays used by old people or in a country side.

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#21

How People Call Cats In Serbia

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Jennifer North Fitzgibbons
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Face off! I don't know which side to look at. They are both perfectly beautiful! Would you have two names for this kitty?

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#22

How People Call Cats In Mexico

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Ana T.
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

or just biso-biso-biso really fast

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How People Call Cats In Denmark

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Dawn Frank
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like the cat from this commercial, especially at the end https://youtu.be/Qe88s3tpH0A

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