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Japanese Onomatopoeia: Mimetic Words And Animal Sounds

Definition: Onomatopoeia in Japanese is the formation or use of words that mimic the sound of animals, insects, and other different nature sounds, or that exist in the place where we live.

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**Animal****Japanese Onomatopeya****Romanji**
dogわ ん わ ん*wan wan*
catに ゃ に ゃ*nya nya*
catに ゃ ん に ゃ ん*nyan nyan*
chickenこ け こ っ こ*koke kokko*
pigぶ ー ぶ ー*buu buu*
bearぐ お ー*guo*
birdsぴ ち ゅ ぴ ち ゅ*pichu pichu*
cowも ー*mo*
elephantぱ お ー ん*pao-n*
foxけ ん け ん*ken ken*
frogsけ ろ け ろ*kero kero*
frogsげ ろ げ ろ*gero gero*
goatsめ ー め ー*me me*
sheepめ ー め ー*me me*
horseひ ひ ー ん*hihi-n*
lionが お ー*gao*
tigerが お ー*gao*
monkeyき き*kiki*
mouseち ゅ ー ち ゅ ー*chu- chu*
turtle*mu*
wolfわ お ー ー ー ー ー ー ん*ao—-n*
**Others Sounds****Japanese Onomatopeya****Romanji**
the sound of hands clappingパ チ パ チ*pachi pachi*
sound of rain fallingざ あ ざ あ*zaa zaa*
sound of water dripping or rain dropsポ ツ ポ ツ*potsu potsu*
sound of gunshootingバ ン バ ン*ban ban*
the sound of a yawnフ ワ ア*fuwaa*
the sound of frog ribbitケ ロ ケ ロ*kero kero*
the sound of laughterへ へ へ*hehehe*
the sound of laughterハ ハ ハ*hahaha*
the sound of an explosionド カ ン*dokan*
the sound of a hard blowズ ガ*zuga*
the sound of rapid heart beatど き ど き*doki doki*
jumpingウ ハ ウ ハ*uha uha*
jumpingぴ ょ ん ぴ ょ ん*pyon pyon*

Author: Ichika
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