If you've ever tried introducing yourself to a dog in a foreign country with a courteous "woof-woof" only to be met with a look of befuddlement and confusion -- it might be because, to him, you're saying it all wrong.
Just as the different languages have different words for pretty much everything, the same is true for when it comes to capturing how animals talk. Sure, the barking of a dog or the meowing of a cat might not actually be any different in other parts of the world, but the way other languages transcribe and pronounce those sounds is actually quite varied.
Here's a video demonstrating the sounds of several animals as interpreted by speakers of English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, Brazilian-Portuguese, Colombian-Spanish, Swahili and Mongolian.
So, now the next time you encounter an uber French beret-wearing cat, you'll know exactly what to say.