How to "shush" people in different languages

How to "shush" people in different languages
How to "shush" people in different languages

James Chapman
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Obviously different languages have different words for things, but did you know they also describe sounds differently? Yes, a sneeze in English (achoo!) doesn't sound like a sneeze in Polish (a-psik!), at least when written. Same with snoring, and chewing, and telling people to shut the hell up in a crowded movie theater.

To help ensure you're making all the right sounds on your next trip abroad, English illustrator James Chapman created these fun cartoon guides to foreign noises.

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Want to know what a dog sounds like in Dutch? How about an Italian cat? Find out (as well as buy yourself a poster), right here.

Sophie-Claire Hoeller is Thrillist's über-efficient German associate travel editor, who hates the sound of schmatzing. Oh, you don't have a word for that? Well you do it enough. @Sohostyle

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