“What does the horsie say? Neigh, neigh!”

English Lesson: What does the horsie say? Neigh, neigh!

Your son is looking at a book about farm animals. There's a picture of a horse. You want to quiz him, so you say this.

What does the horsie say? Neigh, neigh!

Join PhraseMix Premium or sign in to listen to this lesson and 2,227 others!


"Horsie" is a name that you can use for a horse when you're talking to very young children. We have special cuter-sounding names for many animals that we teach children:

  • "horsie" (horse)
  • "doggie" (dog)
  • "kitty-cat" (cat)
  • "piggy" (pig)
  • "birdie" (bird)
  • "fishy" (fish)

The (animal) says (a sound)

When English speakers teach children what noises different animals make, they usually do it this way:

The duck says "Quack."

The cow says "Moo, moo!"


"Neigh" is the word that English speakers use for the sound that a horse makes.

Here's a list of some other animal noises:

  • Cat: "Meow"
  • Pig: "Oink"
  • Bird: "Tweet"
  • Duck: "Quack"
  • Sheep: "Baa"
  • Turkey: "Gobble"
  • Rooster: "Cock-a-doodle-doo"