When talking to people in Korean, there are social rules (heirarchy, age, general politeness) that determine whether I should use formal speech like 해요 or 합니다. But what about if I'm talking to animals?


It's usually weird to use polite speech or honorifics to pets or animals, unless doing so sarcastically or ironically (or just to sound cute).

General rule of thumb: just use 반말 to animals.

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    When speaking to a horse, speak in half-horse =)
    – user12
    Jun 21 '16 at 20:03

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