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 !

Liviana Cristinela
Community Member
4 years ago

Pisicuta, pis, pis ,pis te-am vazut aseara in vis... It means "Kitten,pis pis pis, I've seen you last night in my dream". This is a traditional song

Liviana Cristinela
Community Member
4 years ago

Sa nu fim rai @Ples Alin, se mai intampla sa si gresim :) nici eu nu stiu foarte bine engleza

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António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

"I will suck all your love hooman"

Mihaela Cosinschi
Community Member
4 years ago

More like pspspsps cause we say it fast :))) but kinda accurate

Anna Mittet
Community Member
4 years ago

We call them with that in Denmark too!

Sorin Darlea
Community Member
4 years ago

tzi-tzi

Gabriela Crenguta
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah ,pis-pis or pisi -pisi :D

Fritz Dacquigan
Community Member
4 years ago

It's quite the same here in the Philippines. We sound it here as "pss pss pss". I dunno if that's how Romanians say it though. :)

Alexandru Nan Ernest
Community Member
4 years ago

We also call them "pisu" or how I'm used to call them "tzi-tzu".

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Amelie Lysell
Community Member
4 years ago

Im apparently Romanian. Must have been adopted by swedish parents

Marla Cundiff
Community Member
4 years ago

American here. Guess my parents adopted me from Romania, too! :)

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seaufke
Community Member
4 years ago

is there a catcave moi could visit?

Sari Freitekh
Community Member
4 months ago

Also in Palestine hhhhhh

Courtney Mount
Community Member
1 year ago

It means 'Kitty kitty kitty'

Becky Stacy
Community Member
4 years ago

This is like the pst sound you make to shew them away!

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
4 years ago

thats how they call cats in india too

Naomi Patricia
Community Member
4 years ago

This is how we call them here as well

Iulia State
Community Member
4 years ago

țiț for the win

Gulşen Erkmen
Community Member
4 years ago

That s right pis pis ( pisica/ cat)????

Laurențiu Curuțiu
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't know about you guys...but form where I'm at I call the cat like: "țiț, țițuș"....

Oana-Gabriela Rus
Community Member
4 years ago

"Țițuş" = kitten...if you're hungarian, Laurențiu

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Önder Ceylan
Community Member
4 years ago

Same in Turkey. Come, pis-pis-pis :)

Daria Czempiel
Community Member
4 years ago

If your Polish this one is reaaaally funny for you xD

Alexandru Nan Ernest
Community Member
4 years ago

Why so?

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Summer Michot
Community Member
4 years ago

I love it!! This is my favorite :)

Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol... India too... cute lil kitty...

AnnaMaria DeRobertis Jennings
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what I do.

Laura Mihaela
Community Member
4 years ago

:)) I`m from Romania . Does this cat have bat wings because Dracula`s Caste :)) ???

Gaynor Bussell
Community Member
4 years ago

This is my bosscat

Alexandru Timaru
Community Member
4 years ago

It's true! :) I'm from Romania

Darya von Dayern
Community Member
4 years ago

If youre Polish this one is reaaally funny for you xD

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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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Lucyna Herman
Community Member
4 years 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
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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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Bob Quinn
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4 years 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Mishi - mishi

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#8

How People Call Cats In The Netherlands

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tigertae
Community Member
4 years 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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Hans
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4 years ago

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
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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#11

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.

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#16

How People Call Cats In England

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Aina Maree
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4 years ago

How the heck to you say chhh chhh

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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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Sam Alwayss
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4 years ago

in south india we call beer, beer, beer,

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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
Community Member
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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Jennifer North Fitzgibbons
Community Member
4 years ago

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.
Community Member
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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Veronika Evans
Community Member
4 years ago

Its actually "Či - či - či"

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#24

How People Call Cats In Azerbaijan

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Lorraine
Community Member
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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samoza igricu
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4 years ago

Never try to call a cat like this in Serbia :)

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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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