Today, after school, we were working on my Arabic (it's coming along at a snail's pace), and I was looking the word for "bookshelves." Because the word is plural, it's said "rufoof" (a creative transliteration, of course).
"So what should I say if I want to say 'one bookshelf'?" I asked
"One bookshelf? Ruff." she answered.
"Oh! Like what dogs say!" I said, more for my benefit than hers. However, I knew from her quizzical look she had no idea what I was talking about.
"You know! What do dogs say? 'Ruff! Ruff!'" I said.
"Oh. Is that what dogs say in English? Here they said 'howw howw!'" she replied with a laugh.
We had a great time with that one! I love the fact that animals "say" something different in each language!
This whole ordeal of course made me think of this, my favorite dog: