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)

#1

How People Call Cats In Romania

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Tomy
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4 years ago

What a cute cat !

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#2

How People Call Cats In Lithuania

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Vilius Adamonis
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4 years 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
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4 years ago

This is correct. This is what I say.

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#4

How People Call Cats In Poland

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phattiusmax
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4 years ago

Wilford Brimley! Diabeetus Kittus!

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#5

How People Call Cats In Japan

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Eva
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4 years ago

I want to hear this live!

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#6

How People Call Cats In China

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António Lima
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4 years ago

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Love the detail of this one and the japanese of the eyes closed like the asian ppl

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#7

How People Call Cats In Argentina

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Emiliano Zaffalon
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4 years ago

As argentinian...that is not true. Maybe a (20% of poblation)

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#8

How People Call Cats In The Netherlands

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Leethebee
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4 years ago

On what level of hell was this cat found?

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#9

How People Call Cats In Germany

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António Lima
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4 years ago

"You can call me, i wont go!!"

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#10

How People Call Cats In Ukraine

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Сашка Бес
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4 years 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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How People Call Cats In Hungary

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André Tóth
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4 years 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
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4 years ago

Turkish cat, on a Turkish street!

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#13

How People Call Cats In Turkey

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

That cat's looking pretty pissy.

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#14

How People Call Cats In Tunisia

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António Lima
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4 years ago

Portugal is also like this :-)

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#15

How People Call Cats In Usa

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

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

Cherie
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4 years ago

You should hear my mom call kittykittykitty. It comes out as a trill. Every cat in the neighborhood thinks she's a bird

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Tia Fogle
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4 years ago

I call cats by making noises till it looks at me then I meow at them. lol. Works most times.

Anastacia Burns
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4 years ago

LOL that's what we say in America, but this kitty is Maru, from Youtube and he's from Japan!

Sue Clasen
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4 years ago

Absolutely right!

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katesara davis
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4 years ago

I like that the photo used is Maru in a macaron.

Jennifer Miller
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4 years ago

I call mine with the "ts ts ts" sound. Wasn't really sure how to type that but I think most people will know what I mean.

Nile Clark
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4 years ago

Ya, generally I click my tongue/snap my fingers, make the smooching sound, or say "ki-ki-ki." All appear to be equally effective ;p

Erica Russo
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4 years ago

I have done this, but normally just click my tongue on the roof of my mouth. Almost like a tsk-tsk-tsk sound but shorter.

Allison Ball
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4 years ago

I always say kikikikikiki

Jannah Abdul
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4 years ago

But the cat in this photo is the famous Japanese Scottish Fold Maru.

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

USA, west coast. I have never heard anyone say the "here," when serious about calling a cat, just "kitty kitty kitty," repeated about a dozen times. The call sounds very rapid and high pitched.

E Menendez
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4 years ago

Growing up I the US (on the east coast) I call cats by saying "pswiss - swiss - swiss".

Lee Kerr
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4 years ago

thats pretty close to the British sound

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eggs benedict
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5 months ago

oh i say pspspspsppspspsps and they just sit on my face lmao

Blaze Herman
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6 months ago

this is only by people who aren't familiar with cats or aren't around them much. I've only ever heard pspspsps coming from New York, Florida, and Arizona, never heard of anything different

Blaze Herman
Community Member
6 months ago

only people who don't have cats or are never near cats do this, its usually pspspsps similar to Australia

Marcia Estep
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1 year ago

Yes and they ignore you anyway unless they hear the prospect of food and they are hungry.

Vicki McPherson
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4 years ago

We are in Canada, and we have 12 kitties, all rescue. I've never actually used a word perse, but when I call them it would sound like psssssspssssss, or the noise you use when you purse your lips and kinda chirp. They all know it, and always come to it.

Tanya Dehmer
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4 years ago

This Mercian says...pss-pss-psst, then 'here-kitty-kitty.

Hmwe Thinn
Community Member
4 years ago

lol I didn't know this and I've lived here for 16 yrs I just meow to cats

Kayla Dolan
Community Member
4 years ago

ugh no

C Madok
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes...my grandmother was the cat lady in our town -_- , I grew up saying "here kitty kitty," which I probably learned from her.

Amy Broderick
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4 years ago

I always learned to call ssp-ssp-ssp-ssp. With my cats I just shake the treat container though

Ariel Carmen
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4 years ago

I usually make meowing sounds or say my cat's name.

Laurie Jones
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4 years ago

Everyone I know makes a sort of t-t-t sound with their tongue behind their top front teeth when calling their cat.

April Schaefer
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4 years ago

I personally use a mix of whatever each cat likes. One of my cats comes when you whistle "My Bonnie". Stranger cats get the teeth sucking sound or kisses or both with a kee kee kee thrown in just in case they don't know I'm calling a cat ???? ????

Amy McDonnell
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4 years ago

I literally use variations of every other countries' calls, and never this haha mostly kissy noises.

Elyse Van Tuyl
Community Member
4 years ago

Grew up with cats and have three of my own and I do say this. Though I say the kitty kitty part so fast you really don't hear it as kitty kitty. Unless it's my own cat and then I say their name. If it's a random cat I'm trying to get close I'll say this.

Jim Henderson
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4 years ago

I usually call mine by clicking my tongue. Of course I can also just call them by their name. They get it right about 7/10 times

Elizabeth Newton
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4 years ago

Yeah we do this in Oz and NZ too

Hunter Thompson
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4 years ago

I use pis-pis-pis and meow meow meow interchangeably

Sophikins
Community Member
4 years ago

thats what we say in england

António Lima
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4 years ago

"Im a fluffy pearl"

Burcu Orer
Community Member
4 years ago

İm sorry but the Russian cat is really from turkey Izmir:/

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#16

How People Call Cats In England

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Emily Rose
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4 years ago

Eyeliner on point!

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#17

How People Call Cats In Italy

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Fabio E. N. Frau
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4 years ago

micio micio not michio michio

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#18

How People Call Cats In India

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phattiusmax
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4 years ago

I see in your future...my dinner!

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#19

How People Call Cats In France

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António Lima
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4 years ago

"Je suis tres sexy"

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#20

How People Call Cats In Latvia

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Liga Karklina
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4 years ago

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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Griselle Lugo
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4 years ago

These are all lovely pictures and it's been quite interesting to find out all these different ways of doing the same thing! Beautiful creatures! >^..^<

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#22

How People Call Cats In Mexico

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Ana T.
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4 years ago

or just biso-biso-biso really fast

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#23

How People Call Cats In The Czech Republic

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phattiusmax
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4 years ago

Ermahgerd. It haz a happies

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#24

How People Call Cats In Azerbaijan

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Lorraine
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4 years ago

Meowstache

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#25

How People Call Cats In Israel

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Demetris Christodoulides
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4 years ago

Greece and Cyprus too

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#26

How People Call Cats In Georgia

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Anya O
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4 years ago

It's a werewolf!

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#27

How People Call Cats In Denmark

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Dawn Frank
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4 years ago

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

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