Animal Sounds

As when any two cultures collide, fierce but humorous discussions can occasionally break out between Guatemalans and foreigners as to the "correct" sounds that animals make. While the vast majority are the same or similar, there are a few choice distinctions that can turn a quick office break into barnyard mayhem.

Guatemalan - Guau Guau (wow wow)
English (US) - Bow wow or Ruff ruff

Guatemalan - Quiquiriquí
English (US) - Cock a Doodle Doo

Guatemalan - Pio Pio
English (US) - Cheep Cheep