In the Crossover Chat #248 ( related discussion: Crossover Chat 248
), Amy-MIMI posted: "Wumpf! (Keine Ahnung, wie man das auf Deutsch sagt.)"
I asked the question if there was a thread that "translated" sound effects between German and English. Candice thought such a thread would be a good idea and suggested I start one, so here it is.
So, what are the different sound effects for things in English and German? I'm not taking about the verb, e.g. bees buzz / Bienen summen. Rather, how do you represent the actual sound, e.g bzzz?
Here are a few that I already have. (The German is primarily from Asterix and Obelix.) The order is description of event / English / German:
Hitting someone / pow / Zack
Something heavy hitting water / splash / Platsch
Foot tapping / tap, tap, tap / Taps, Taps, Taps
Dog growing / grrr / grrr
Fast running / whoosh / witsch
Eating with gusto / mamm, slurp, smack / Mjam, Schlabber, Knurps
Hitting a larger drum / boom / bumm
Ringing a bell / ding (dong, ding dong) / ding
Drinking / glug / gluck
Snoring / zzzzzz / zzzzzz
Other sounds, either in German or English (or both), would be greatly appreciated. Ideas:
car revving / vroom
splashing water / splish splash
lion roaring / rawr
hitting head / bonk
landing heavily / thud
Thanks for any and all contributions.