How different languages laugh online.

Everyone on this planet laughs pretty much the same way. No human will fail to recognize a laugh no matter from what corner of the world it comes from. But there is an aspect to laughing that is incredibly diverse across languages and cultures. While the acoustics of laughing are universally fixed, there is a great and surprising variety in how speakers of different languages choose to write the way they laugh. This diversity arises primarily from the different writing systems these languages use. Also, some of this variety is attributed to the fact that some languages do not have the sound corresponding to ‘h’ which make up the laughing interjunction. Let us know if your language made the list. If not, please add it in a comment. 


1. English

2. French

3. German


4. Greek

5. Arabic

6. Hebrew


7. South Korean

8. Chinese

9. Ukrainian 


10. Japanese

11. Indonesian

12. Russian


13. Spanish

14. Tai

15. Icelandic 


16. Portuguese

17. Norwegian 

18. Thai

19. Vietnamese

20. Chemists

21. Nerdish 


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