Onomatopoeia in different languages

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How does onomatopoeia differ in the different languages?


For example is there a language where pigs don't say "oink"? :D 


I know for laughing it's really different..some say "hahah" some say "jajaja" some say "huehuehue" some say "yayayaya"


So surely there's difference in onomatopoeia between languages :D

I'm looking to some interesting examples in this thread :D 

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Hi Dragonsky! Yeah, it sounds funny, lol . In Tagalog, we have the words siya-siya or sige-sige which means Yes. 

Charlyn Amoin

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Spanish is jajaja, my husband makes fun of me about this all the time. There was a post where they shared some different animals sounds around the countries.

-Ari-

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Yeah animals has been discussed but what about other onomatopoeiac words I would be curious to know .... Do doors creak open ? What are your native equivalents for crash thump whoosh, how do you sneeze achoo ! 

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Ari wrote:
Spanish is jajaja, my husband makes fun of me about this all the time. There was a post where they shared some different animals sounds around the countries.

That's what inspired me for this thread :D 


I know that there are some differences in other sounds, and idk, I find that interesting :D 

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This is a tough one. The only thing that comes to mind immediately is, dog's bark in Mandarin. Apparently, dogs go "wang" in Mandarin.  

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meifeng wrote:
This is a tough one. The only thing that comes to mind immediately is, dog's bark in Mandarin. Apparently, dogs go "wang" in Mandarin. :grin: :dog:

Ha, that's interesting ! Had no idea about it :D 

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we have "mingming" for cats, "tuko" which is gecko and 'hatching" for sneeze :joy:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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I'm going to use hatching 

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Michelle.Batan wrote:
we have "mingming" for cats, "tuko" which is gecko and 'hatching" for sneeze :joy:


"mingming" - that's so cute!

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What's the most mainstream onomatopeia for sneeze?

Achooo? 

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meifeng wrote:

This is a tough one. The only thing that comes to mind immediately is, dog's bark in Mandarin. Apparently, dogs go "wang" in Mandarin. :grin: :dog:


Wang wang, that sounds different lol.


We us Achoo for sneeze in Spanish.

Meow for cats. 

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meifeng wrote:
Michelle.Batan wrote:
we have "mingming" for cats, "tuko" which is gecko and 'hatching" for sneeze :joy:

"mingming" - that's so cute!


yeah. thats for kittens :)

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
I'm going to use hatching


LOL

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