Sneezing in Foreign Languages


Ever wondered if sounds like crying, a cat’s purr, and typing on a keyboard are different in other languages?

Apparently, they are. UK artist James Chapman creates clever graphics that, among other things, illustrate how to sneeze in six different languages:


The multitalented artist is also a PhD physics student at the University of Manchester, indulging in his passion for art and graphic design on a weekly basis on his Tumblr and YouTube channel.

Chapman’s guide to sneezing is included in his forthcoming book called “Soundimals,” an international guide to onomatopoeia. The project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

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Lisa Nikolau

Lisa Nikolau is a freelance writer who has been specializing in travel, culture and current events since 2012. She currently writes on travel and news related topics for has traveled to Peru, throughout west and eastern Europe, and has lived in southern Spain.At the moment, Lisa’s favorite pastimes are learning foreign languages, exploring hiking trails in the Olympic National Forest, and ending the day with friends at one of Seattle’s many microbreweries.