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CarameliciousWednesday 26th of January 2005 05:26:11 AM
Sounds of things - The interpritations of sounds differ from different cultures all around the world. Since this is the French discuss I will post some sounds that the english and french language interprate different. (since I can't make a french lesson lol) I got these out of a book so if they are wrong they are still fun!


......................English..................French

Object....Clock.......Tic-Toc..................Tic-Tac

Knocking on door.....Thump Thump..............Toc-Toc

Phone Ringing........Ring-ring................Dring Dring

Water dripping.......Drip-Drop................Ploc-Ploc

Fireworks.............Boom....................Boum

Bells...............Ding Dong..................Ding Dong

Cow..................Mooooooo................Meuuuuuhh

Dog.................Arf Arf/ Bark Bark..........Ouaf Ouaf

Cat.................Meow.........................Miaou

Hen / Chicken.......Cock-a-doodle-doo..........cot-cot-codet

duck.................quack quack...............coin coin


I didn't know either lol !
kyokiruSunday 30th of January 2005 10:15:00 AM
- Wow! These are really neat! I do sequential/manga art, and if I do anything in French, these would be perfect! Merci beaucoup, Caramelicious!
queequegSunday 30th of January 2005 08:13:25 PM
- :D my favourite is for th chicken

you have forgotten :

(hurt) .....ouch.....aill
MerySunday 30th of January 2005 10:38:17 PM
- Hi Caramelicious :D

I am back from London. I like what you posted during my absence. It's really interesting.

Queequeg, aill*** is wrong, it's written ae ;)
queequegSunday 30th of January 2005 11:29:55 PM
- ah?i've always written it : aill ....in fact i've never writeen it, I just say it when i'm hurt :p
CarameliciousMonday 31st of January 2005 02:13:43 AM
- Thank you Mery,
I have more of these "translated sounds" but they are in a lesson in a french book that I have. I don't quite know the answers so I can't post it yet, but when I do I will be sure to put them here!
MeryMonday 31st of January 2005 03:29:52 AM
- Great :D thanks. I'm also learning new things here. I didn't know Thump Thump before. I thought it was knock knock :s
queequegMonday 31st of January 2005 03:53:51 AM
- it's funny how in different countries we hear different sounds from the same animal or thing :D
gaudryTuesday 22nd of February 2005 04:21:10 AM
- I'd like to add that a pig says "groin groin"
CarameliciousTuesday 22nd of February 2005 06:08:25 PM
- Merci beaucoup gaudry. I have often heard the sound of a pig as oink oink. That is how we describe it here anyway lol