Josie (brkdowninflames) wrote in linguaphiles,
Josie
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*whoosh!* Onomatopoeias!

What are your favorite onomatopoeias?

Please share as many as you can in as many languages as you can and explain what they are.
If you are not sure what I am asking for:
An onomatopoeia is a word, or group of words, that imitates the sound it is describing, and thus suggests its source object, such as “bang”, “click”, "buzz" or "pop" or animal such as “moo”, “oink”, “quack” or “meow". Onomatopoeic words exist in every language, although they are different in each.
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  • Polish translation, please

    A coworker gave my dad this bottle of vodka (it has grass in it!), and I'm dying to know what the text says. Can anyone help?

  • FRENCH and ENGLISH: oddalający się

    Imagine that a boy is standing on the deck of a ship. The ship is leaving a port. The boy looks back at a town, which is getting smaller and smaller…

  • Note on back of photo...

    I collect orphaned photos. Most of them don't have anything written on them, and the ones that do are almost always in english. This photo,…