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Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias

Baby crying
In English, wah-wah In Czech, b b In German, wh-wh In Polish, ee In Spanish, bu bu In Italian, u-u

Food being eaten In German, mampf mampf In Polish, mniam mniam, chrup chrup (if hard) In Spanish, am am In Italian, gnam gnam

Heart beating
In Czech, buch buch In English, thump thump, ba boom, ba bump, lub-dub in German, ba-dumm, bumm bum In Italian, tu tump In Polish, bum bum, bu-bum In Spanish, bum bum bum

Kiss
In English: mwah, smooch In German: muah, schmatz

In Italian, smack In Polish, cmok In Spanish, mua or muac

Laughter In Czech, ha ha, cha cha [xa xa], chi chi [xi xi] In English, hahah, heh heh, hohoho, (tee)heehee In German, hahaha, hihihihi In Italian, ah, ah, eh, eh, ih, ih, uh, uh In Polish, hahaha, hihi, hehe, hohoho In Spanish, jajaja, jejeje

Scream In Czech, au, jau In English, ow, ouch, yeow, yow, agh In German, au, aua, ah, autsch In Italian, ahi, ahia, ohi In Spanish, au, ay In Polish, auuu, au, aj

Sneeze In Czech, hep In English, Achoo! In German, Hatschi!, Hatschu! In Italian, etci In Polish, a-psik! In Spanish, Achu!,Achs!or Ach!

Throat swallowing In English, gulp In German, schluck In Polish gul gul

ANIMALS SOUNDS
Bee buzzing In Czech, bzzz In English, bzzz In German, sum In Spanish, zum

Cat meowing In Czech, mau In English, meow [mia], miaow (UK In German, miau In Italian, miao, mao In Polish, miau In Spanish, miau [mjau]

Chicken clucking In Czech, kokodk In English, cluck cluck cluck,"bawk bawk b'gawk" In German, gack gack gack In Polish, ko ko

Cow mooing In Czech, b In English, moo, mew In Italian, mu In German, muh In Spanish, mu In Polish, mu

Dog barking In Czech, haf haf In English, woof woof, arf arf, bow wow, bark bark, ruff ruff, roof roof In German, wau wau, waff waff, wuff wuff' In Italian, bau bau In Polish, hau hau In Spanish, guau guau

Duck calling In Czech, k k In English, quack In German, quak quak In Italian, qua qua In Polish, kwa kwa kwa In Spanish, cua cua

Pig grunting In Czech, kvk kvk In English, oink oink In German, grunz grunz, oink oink

In Italian, oink oink In Polish, kwi kwi In Spanish, oinc oinc

COLLISIONS, BURSTS & STRIKES


Balloon or bubble bursting In Czech, puf In English, pop, poof In German, plop In Italian, bum In Polish, bum, pyk In Spanish, pop

Crash In Czech, ach, bum, prsk In English, boom, bam, wham, slam, bang, crash, clash, pow In German, rumms, bumms, bauz, krach In Italian, bum In Polish, bum, trach In Spanish, cuas

Knocking In Czech, uk uk In English, knock knock In German, klopf klopf In Italian, toc toc In Polish, puk-puk In Spanish, toc toc

Car horn honking In Czech, t t In English, honk honk, beep beep, toot toot In German, tut In Italian, bip bip In Polish, bib-biiib In Spanish, pi pi, pip pip

Telephone ringing In Czech, crrrrr In English, ring ring, In German, klingeling, klingelingeling In Italian, drin drin In Polish, dry dry In Spanish, rin rin