Gayoung and I were comparing animal sounds last night. Dogs in Korea say “Mong mong!” instead of “Woof! Woof!” Cats say “Yiaong!” Cows say “Ummm-eh!” Pigs say “Gul-gul!” And frogs say “Gae-gol, gae-gol!” I’ve always found onomatopoeia fascinating—especially animal sounds in different languages.
I figured this video was apropos for this post. If this doesn’t turn you into a warm gooey puddle of “Awwww,” I don’t know what will. This was this afternoon in Chungmuro, in the pet shop district.