第157課: 擬声語: 擬音語: Animal Sounds

Everyone likes animals. Haven't you seen some today at work or school? Jokes aside, languages are not in agreement about what animals sound like. Sometimes they may sound similar across unrelated languages, but usually they don't.  

Curriculum Note: This lesson is currently a stub lesson and will be expanded over time.  

Animal Sounds

The following table lists the most important animal sounds in Japanese. See how different they are? 

 Dog ワンワン・キャンキャン Cat ニャーニャー Cow モーモー
 Mouse チューチュー Pig ブーブー Bee ブンブン
 Chicken コケコッコー Horse ヒヒーン Frog ケロケロ・ゲロゲロ
 Duck ガーガー Owl ホーホー Monster ガオー
 Sheep/goat メーメー Crow カーカー Bird チッチッ
 Fox コンコン Dove ポッポ Cricket コロコロ
 Pheasant ケンケン Sparrow チュンチュン Chick ピヨピヨ

 More Birds

The most abundant source of animal sounds in Japanese are from birds. This is because each bird species have particular songs. As there are many indigenous bird species in Japan, pictures will be used to show you what these birds look like. 

  

ウグイス:ホーホケキョ

 

カッコウ:カッコー 

 

ホトトギス:テッペンカケタカ 

  

トンビ:ピーヒョロロ