Does Your Dog Speak Spanish? Pet Commands in Five Languages

April 4, 2019 / by Rachel Reardon

Pet commands in five languages

What’s the best way to look super cool at the dog park? Telling your canine companion to ‘stay’ in another language, of course. 

So the next time you’re looking to infuse some language learning into your daily lifestyle, try adding some of these commands into your usual pet-training routine:

Spanish dog commands (if your dog speaks Spanish)

Siéntate. (SYEHNtahteh.) — Sit.
Échate. (EHchahteh.) — Down.
Quieto. (KYEHtoh.) — Stay.
Aquí. (ahKEE.) — Come.

French Dog Commands (if your dog speaks French)

Assis. (asee.) — Sit.
Couché. (kooshay.) — Down.
Attends. (ata(n).) — Stay.
Viens. (vya(n).) — Come.

German Dog Commands (if your dog speaks German)

Sitz (zitz.) — Sit.
Platz (pluts.) — Down.
Bleib (blyeb.) — Stay.
Hier (HEEa.) — Come.

Italian Dog Commands (if your dog speaks Italian)

Seduto/a (sehDOOtoh/ah.) — Sit.
A terra (ah TEHRrah.) — Down.
Resta (REHstah.) — Stay.
Vieni (VYEHnee.) — Come.

Brazilian Portuguese Dog Commands (if your dog speaks Brazilian Portuguese)

Senta (SEHNtah.) — Sit.
Deita (DAYtah.) — Down.
Fica (FEEkah.) — Stay.
Vem (vehn.) — Come.

Don’t let your fluffy friends show you up — this is just the beginning! With a Mango Languages profile, you can try the first three lessons in over 70 languages for free. Click the button below to get started and unlock a world of other languages and cultures, all at your fingertips.

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What languages does your pet speak? Share with us any commands or tricks your pet knows in the comments!

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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