There are thousands of different onomatopoeia words. We want to introduce some basic words of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a big part of the language, words that mimic other sounds such as animals, weather, feelings, actions, anything really. Since it’s a lot of them, it’s not always easy to know which one the sound is describing. We made a list of the most common and useful words according to us.
擬声語 (ぎせいご) – onomatopoeia.
|Barely, at the last minute||ぎりぎり||giri giri|
|Heart beating||ドキドキ||doki doki|
|Gentle (e.g. rain falling gently)||シトシト||shito shito|
|Clapping hands||パチパチ||pachi pachi|
|pouring down (rain)||ザーザー||za za|
|Procrastinate (haltingly)||ぐずぐず||guzu guzu|