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Learn to Speak Like a Rooster

If you listen carefully, you can't help but notice that a rooster doesn't actually say "Cock-a-doodle-doo" at all. All the countries of the world have attempted to write down the wonderful call of the rooster. We've gathered together 60 of them so that you can judge - which comes closest to capturing the sound?


Rooster crowing
Rooster crowing - but what's he saying, exactly?

  • Africaans koekelekoe
  • Albanian kikiriki
  • Arabic kookookoo-koo
  • Basque kikirriki
  • Belarusian кукарэку, kukarekú
  • Bosnian kukuriku
  • Breton kokaralur
  • Bulgarian кукуригу, kukurigu
  • Catalan co-co-ro-co
  • Chinese Cantonese goh-geh-goh-goh
  • Chinese Mandarin gou-gou
  • Croatian ku-ku-ri-ku
  • Czech kykyrikí
  • Danish kykeliky
  • Dutch kukeleku
  • Esperanto kokeriko
  • Estonian kukeleegu, kikerikii
  • Faroese kakkulárakó
  • Filipino tik-ti-la-ok
  • Finnish kukkokiekuu
  • French cocorico
  • Gaelic Irish cuc-a-dudal-du
  • Gaelic Scots gog-a-ghuidhe-ghaoidhe
  • Georgian yiyliyo (khi-khli-kho)
  • German kikeriki
  • Greek κικιρίκου, κουκουρίκου (kikiriku)
  • Gujarati kuk-de-kuk
  • Hebrew ku-ku-ri-ku
  • Hindi kuk-roo-koo, kuk-roo-kroon
  • Hungarian kukurikú
  • Icelandic gaggala gaggala gú
  • Indonesian kukuruyuk
  • Italian chicchirichì
  • Japanese ko-ke kokkoh
  • Kashubian kùkùk
  • Korean k'ok'iyo
  • Latvian ki-ke-ri-gū
  • Lithuanian ka-ka-rie-ku
  • Macedonian кукурику (kukurikú)
  • Norwegian kykkeliky
  • Persian ququliqu
  • Polish kukuryku
  • Portuguese có có ró có
  • Punjabi kukroku, kukrukaru
  • Romanian cucurigu
  • Russian ку-ка-ре-ку (ku-ka-rye-ku)
  • Sanskrit काक (kāka)
  • Serbian ku-ku-ri-ku
  • Slovak kikirikí
  • Slovene kikiriki
  • Spanish qui-qui-ri-qui'
  • Swahili koko-rikoo-koo
  • Swedish kuckeliku
  • Tagalog kukaok
  • Tamil ko-ka-ra-ko
  • Thai yeki-yeki-yek
  • Turkish üü-ürü-üüü
  • Ukrainian кукуріку (kukurikú)
  • Urdu kuk-roo-kroon
  • Vietnamese ò-ó-o-o

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