Sunday, January 27, 2019

What is Giongo Dictionary?

Did you ever get confused with word like "puyo-puyo"during a Japanese conversation?

Puyo puyo is Giongo. It means wiggly movement, like jello.
Giongo are words that use to describe action or situation or even feelings using sound effects, similar to words like 'buzz', 'hiss'...etc

(ぎおんご/擬音語)=onomatopoeia is very common in conversation for Japanese,
though not many dictionaries explain it.... my friends said.

So, I'm trying to help people who studies Japanese and struggling with weird giongo.

(and apologies for my bad English...)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Funya funya

Funya funya is used when things become soft and elastic.
(in many cases, those things are normally hard, but when those get
softened, it becomes funya funya)

Jp: Shinbun ga ame ni nurete FUNYA FUNYA da.
En: A newspaper got wet and soften by the rain.

Jp: Anoko no hanasi kata ha FUNYAFUNYA siteirune.
En: The way she speaks is very soft.
(normally impression of Funya Funya talk is "not independent")

Chobi chobi

Chobi chobi is used when someone does/uses something a little by little, not to do/use whole thing in one time.
syn: chibi-chibi, chobo-chobo

Jp: Kono Godeiba no chokoreito ha totemo takai node CHOBI CHOBI tabeyou.
En: This Godiva's chocolate is very expensive, so eat it little by little.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chika chika

Chika chika is used when someone is dazzled by strong light, picture etc.
It could also used when the light is blinking.(e.g. pedestrian light for crossing).

Jp: kamera no furasshu de me ga CHIKA CHIKA shita.
En: I was dazzled by the camera's flash.

Jp: shingou ga CHIKA CHIKA shiteiruyo. isoge!
En: That light is blinking. Hurry up!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bata bata

Bata bata is onomatopoeia for running sound, especially used when someone is in a hurry.

It could also used to describe the sound when things are flapping.
(e.g. flag is flapping when the wind is blowing etc...)

It could also used when people are swimming and they are kicking their feet.

Jp: kanojo ha kyou ha isogashisouni BATA BATA siteiru ne.
 かのじょは きょうは いそがしそうに バタバタしているね。
En: She is running around noisily today. (she isn't actually running)

Jp: sentaku mono ga kaze de BATA BATA to yurete iru.
En: Laundry is heavily swinging by wind.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jiro jiro

Jiro jiro is used when someone is staring at someone/something for quite a long time.
usually someone who is being stared at feels uncomfortable.

Jp: Ano ojisan ga zutto watashi wo JIRO JIRO miteimasu. Kimochiwarui!(or kimoi!)
En: That old man keeps staring at me. it's so creepy!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kira Kira

Kira kira is onomatopoeia for glitter, sparkle light of gems, glass etc.

Jp: kono nekkuresu wa totemo KIRA KIRA siteiru.
En: This necklace is glittering.