横浜 こども英会話・英語塾しゃべKids/こども達の英語を通した成長応援ブログ

横浜 こども英会話・英語塾しゃべKids/こども達の英語を通した成長応援ブログ

こどもから国際人になろう!をテーマした横浜こども英会話・英語塾しゃべKidsのブログです。英語で話したり、お友達の輪を拡げたいなど様々な夢を一緒に叶えるお手伝いをします。*中学生以上の方は英語塾PESブログへhttp://ameblo.jp/proudenglish/

Onomatopoeia, it doesn't look like a real word but it is! Onomatopoeia is pronounced ON like onto, NO like nose, MA like marker, TOE like toes, P like the letter p, UH like under. An onomatopoeia is a word that is the same as the sound it's describing. For example if a volcano explodes, you could use the onomatopoeia "boom" to describe the sound. Or if you drop a glass and it breaks, you might use the onomatopoeia "crack". English isn't the only language that uses onomatopoeias, in Japanese you can describe a heart beating with the onomatopoeia "ドキドキ". Can you think of any other onomatopoeias in Japanese? Try to think of some in English!

Onomatopoeia Examples:

Buzz (the sound a bee makes)

Achoo (the sound you make when you sneeze)

Rustle (the sound dry leaves make when they move)