When a child is just learning to speak, one of his first words are onomatopoeia, they are the same words that imitate sounds. After the baby is much easier to say «Meow» than the word «cat». Of course, when we learn a foreign language, we start with a completely different things, and onomatopoeia — one of the last items on our list. But this does not make it any less interesting.
The list of words from the video
|Honk||Putt (sound car horns)|
|Vroom||The roar of a car|
|Bash||Bam to (beat)|
|Crash||Breaking (be), destroy (to be)|
|Slap||Spank, give a slap|
What did the duck?
It is important to understand that in different countries of the world are quite different words are used for the transmission of «voice» of animals. A good example is the site bzzzpeek.com, where native speakers reproduce animal sounds. Some of them seem to be completely unrealistic. Sometimes I want to cry out: «Oh, no, dogs do not bark!» An interesting parody of the «speech» of European animals featured in the TV series «The Family Guy» (in the Russian version of «Family Guy»).
Foreign cats on our usual «kitty» is not responding. Slovak cats need to call up using ps — ps, Japan — oydea — oydea, French — budy — budy, and English — kiri — kiri. In general, the cat it is varied. They may meow meow, hiss and hiss, and angry grumbling snarl, some snore snore during sleep. And when the cat’s asleep, they often purr purr, in English children’s song «Soft Kitty», made popular by the TV series «The Big Bang Theory.»
The list of words from the video
- Clockwise — clockwise.
- Counterclockwise — counterclockwise.
- Cozy — friendly.
- To rub — rub.
- To smell funny — strange smell.
But let us return to our sheep. Incidentally, they bleat baa / bleat, pigs grunt grunt / oink, horses neigh neigh and snort snort, cow moo moo, chickens clucking cluck, roosters crow cock-a-doodle-doo / crow, duck quacking quack, geese gogochut gabble, mouse squeak squeak. But the English dogs that bark bark, «say» absolutely not «wow», and the woof and bow — wow. Yet they may growl growl.
As for the wildlife, the elephants trumpeting trumpet, howling wolves howl, moose roar bellow, lions roar roar. Birds chirp chirp chirp and tweet. Hence the name of the popular site tweeter, and the logo in the form of a bird. Only fish have nothing to say. They are silent keep silent.
Do not forget to download the full table of onomatopoeia in the animal world.
↓ Download the table of animal onomatopoeia. (* .pdf, 188 KB)
Chomps on health
Examples of onomatopoeia very often while cooking food. Pans can bryakat clang. Food can crackle crackle or sizzle sizzle in the frying pan and oil — sprayed splatter.
During the meal people can bite nibble, munch munch, gobble gulp and crunch to chew food. If it is not possible to eat for a long time, our stomach rumbling growl / rumble / gurgle. In some countries, a sign that the food you like, is a champ chaw / slurp (in the use of soup). However, in English-speaking countries, it is still a bad tone. Like chewing gum or chewing while popping popping bubbles.
After the meal, often thirsty, but pouring water into a glass, try not to spill splash or spill spill it. If you decide to drink Coca-Cola, at the opening of the bottle, it will hiss fizz, so these drinks called fizzy drinks. And if you drink too fast, you will begin to hiccup hiccup.
As the sound people
There is plenty of onomatopoeia associated with voice and sound that we reproduce. When we meet friends who chat about that, about this chatter or «pops» jabber. Some of us stutter stutter or lisp lisp. Sometimes we talk muttering murmur, mumble mumble, and sometimes cry and bawl even spewing profanity belch.
Sometimes, whisper whisper a secret to someone’s ear, and he blurts blurt it to others. When we have a good mood we hum to myself hum, sometimes clapping clap your hands or snap your fingers snapping.
When we have fun, we giggle giggle, laugh laugh, uhohatyvalsya yock or almost burst out laughing crack up. We squeals yaup / yawp delight. And sometimes grumble grumble, if you are dissatisfied with something. Or Noah whine. When we are sad, we are sad sigh sigh, sob sob, cry cry and moan moan in frustration.
When we get sick, we begin to sneeze sneeze and cough cough, and even sniff sniffle and sneeze blow.
Of course, onomatopoeia used in advertising. The most popular example is the song of advertising pills Alka-Seltzer. «Plop-plop, fizz-fizz, oh what a relief it is!» — «Gurgling, gurgling, shi-shi Feel relieved!»
Here is a list of all the words mentioned in the article relating to onomatopoeia.
↓ Table of onomatopoeia in English. (* .pdf, 203 KB)
Well, check yourself? I propose to do this by a simple test. To answer all the questions correctly, you need to familiarize yourself with new words.