A definitive A-Z guide to meow beyond Japanese “nyān”. Want to know how cats say meow in other languages? Take a look at the table below.
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|Miau||Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, German, Ido, Interlingua, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Miao (喵)||Mandarin Chinese|
|Mjau||Norwegian and Swedish|
|Mao (ম্যাঁও (myām̥ō))||Bengali|
|Miáú (miau) or nyaú||Hungarian|
Did you know that cats meow to people, but not to other cats?
Meowing is not part of natural cat language — it was developed almost exclusively for humans!
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