Onomatopoeia in Japanese 擬声語

More than sounds


According to the Larousse definition, an onomatopoeia is a process allowing the creation of words whose signifier is closely linked to the acoustic perception of sounds emitted by animate beings or objects”. In the Japanese language, onomatopoeia are also used to express movements, sensations or even feelings.



Taeko Tada's Hiroshima Miracle manga. Manga often use onomatopoeia. Here: "よしよし" which means "It's good, it's fine".


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