Sounds and sounds of the sea lion


The sounds made by the sea lion

The sea lion (family Otariidae) also known as the seal, is a mammal adapted to live in the marine environment. It is a very noisy animal, in particular the males emit real roars and other vocalices to defend their territory and their group of females.

Sounds and sounds of the sea lion

The sounds of animals

With the help of this story, children will learn the sounds of animals better. For your convenience, at the bottom of the page, you will find the list of animals with their sounds.

It is a mild Friday morning in spring and the air in this season is fragrant, the flowers have blossomed and their scent spreads throughout the country. The warm sun gives off a fabulous warmth and all the animals slowly wake up.

The bee flies in search of the most beautiful flowers to produce the sweetest and best honey. At one point he sees a poster hanging from a tree and approaches to read better.


"Wow! I'm running to sign up immediately ... I could become a star!"thought Miss Ape.

Outside the barn there was the desk for the acceptance of registrations. Lady Eagle circled out there shouting: "Sign up for the big concert."

"I'm here for this!"answered Miss Ape.

"What kind of voice do you have? What can you do?" Mrs. Aquila asked the bee.

"I know how to bomb!", the bee replied all proudly and tried a series of truly unbeatable zzz zzz!

"Well you can sign up! Put your signing up for membership on that billboard over there!", pointed to the Eagle.

Meanwhile, the other animals had also woken up and noticed the poster hanging on the tree.

"I want to register too.", said the thrush, the nightingale and the robin in unison.

"We will do it too", added the chick, the swallow and the lark.

"I want to try too!"said the ox.

"If you try, I'll try too!", said the donkey.

So saying all of them headed towards the barn where they found Signora Aquila ready to welcome them.

The thrush made everyone listen to how it knew how to whir well, the nightingale warbled and the robin began to chatter, then the chick with its chirp joined the chorus, the swallow that screeched and finally the lark joined with its trill.

Wonderful. It was a fascinating choir. It is really true that birds have the gift of singing!

Signora Aquila put all the birds together on one side: they had the same tonality of voice while having a very personal way of musicality.

Well! The high pitches, ie the sopranos and tenors were in place, now someone with a low pitch was needed.

And here comes the mister ox who with his bellowing conquered Mrs. Aquila and carried the enthusiasm to the stars!

"But we can't have a single baritone! Come on, don't be shy!"Mrs. Aquila kept shouting.

So also the buffalo joined: "I know how to moo."

"Very good! Just what we needed!"

"And I know how to bray", the donkey intervened.

"If I can be useful I could crave"said the deer.

"Everyone go and sign the membership bill, quick!"cried Lady Eagle.

"Another chorus will be formed by the barking of the dog, the howling of the wolf, the neighing of the horse, the meowing of the cat and the grunting of the pig."

Thus saying Mrs. Aquila positioned all the various groups of animals.

"You bee will have to provide the background along with the buzzing of the fly, the mosquito, the chirping of the crickets and the hissing of the snake!"

"I, who am the parrot and know how to speak, could be a presenter with my loquacity!"

"Proposal accepted!"cried Lady Eagle.

"If it's okay with you, me and the other peacocks, my brothers, we could do the choreography and do a ballet with our wheels."

"I've always dreamed of being a dancer too, I also have the tutщ at home"said Miss Hippo.

"We can also take care of the choreography", the white doves intervened. "By flying we could carry twigs of flowers with our beak and drop the petals on the stage as if they were confetti."

"We too can circle together with the doves", replied the butterflies "and as colorful as we are, we get confused among the flower petals."

The animals were busy rehearsing the show all week.

The long-awaited concert was held the following Friday.

Signora Aquila was completely satisfied. He had put on a fantastic show! Not even she expected such a success! Funds were obtained to purchase all the necessary things for animals in need.

There were many animals in the country who had given their small contribution by participating in this show. They were very keen to help the animals in need, because as we all know, the important thing is to always give it their all. It does not matter if things are not always perfect, if you are a bit out of tune to sing or clumsy to dance, the important thing is to do your best and if things are done with the heart, nothing can go wrong!

Sounds and sounds of the sea lion

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The sounds made by animals

We give a list of verbs that describe the sounds emitted by animals, which often have an onomatopoeic origin. These verbs usually are intransitive and are mainly used in third persons with the auxiliary TO HAVE. They can be used transitively in a figurative sense in all people. For some we indicate a possible English correspondent. See also Metaphors with animal names.

sheep , lamb ,


I'm breaking my muscles, Carmaux, 'replied the Hamburger, blowing like a seal.

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

Not a monkey's cry, not the song of any bird, not the roar of a cougar or the meow of a jaguar.

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

A soft hiss that sounded like a snake

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

Its blade whistles like a snake

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

The beast's scream was no longer echoed, but there were subdued rumblings that indicated that the jaguar was far from satisfied.

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

the unpleasant neighing of the crocodile could be heard

(Emilio Salgari - The black corsair)

The Saurian was surprised and stopped abruptly with a bellow

(Emilio Salgari - Yanez's revenge)

who snorted like a buffalo

(Emilio Salgari - The son of the Red Corsair)

Ah, I understand, but I can still distinguish if it is a jaguar that meows, if it is a cougar that screams, if it is a bear that quivers.

(Emilio Salgari - The cruise of the Tonante)

Not a single insect could be heard buzzing or a cicada screaming.

(Emilio Salgari - The raiders of the Sahara)

Even that silence, not interrupted either by a bird's cry, or by the buzz of an insect, or by the scream of a jackal

(Emilio Salgari - The raiders of the Sahara)

it will thunder like the roar of the camel

Edmondo De Amicis - Constantinople

Don Barrejo pretended not to see anything and rushed to the table, snorting like a seal.

Emilio Salgari - The last freebooters

and how happy the garrir of the sparrows is

Giosue` Carducci - In front of San Guido

Comments, suggestions, requests? We'll be happy to hear from you!

But "how does the crocodile"? How many times have we hummed this refrain? But, perhaps, you don't know that an Italian crocodile eating its prey in a single mouthful goes: "yum", an English one will "snap", a Spanish one: "clap" and a German "klap"!

Have you ever wondered Why is Winnie The Pooh's cute Ih-Oh actually called Eeyore? Why, in the English language, that's the way of the donkey! (and in fact it is pronounced "aiooorrr": a classic example of an onomatopoeic word).
Well yes, not even animals, as well as men, speak the same language all over the world! In each country the sound they make is associated with different human sounds.

Each language, in fact, tries to imitate the sounds of animals with the means at its disposal, that is the consonants and vowels. There are sound associations (phonemes) that will be easier for a Japanese to make and reproduce than for an Italian. And viceversa.
For example, the Italian language will find it easier to use the letters M-I-A-O to try to play the verse of the cat which, instead, the Japanese language transcribes in N-Y-A-N N-Y-A-N. Onomatopoeic sounds can be really creative!
Some scholars have thought of creating a real multi-verse dictionary!

But in the meantime, let's give you some funny previews. In your opinion which animal does: "gut gut gdak" ? A Turkish hen! And who "which which" ? A little bird on the rooftops of Paris!
"Cock-a-doodle-doo" , which way is it? It is that of the rooster in America and England. And if you hear "grunz"? Beware! There is a German pig around!


Onomatopoeia: the sounds of animals

The Japanese with オ ノ マ ト ペ / オ ノ マ ト ペ ア "onomatopoeia" mean a concept a little more extensive than ours ... and therefore there are three types. With the promise to write something about the other two types as well, today we start by seeing the first of the three, the one most familiar to us:

Literal translation of kanji is words that simulate voices. In practice we are talking about the onomatopoeias of the sounds produced by people and animals.

I find that animal noises are always something curious (among other things, some of these animals I would not even know which way they face in Italian ^ __ ^ ") because it is the interpretation of the same sound by different peoples and the its transcription in different languages ​​can be very different!

But without further hesitation, let us immediately see that towards (verso き 声 nakigoe) animals that are particularly common according to the Japanese ... and then we will talk a little more about onomatopoeia and their use.

Animal (日本語)

Verso in romaji

Verse in katakana

Nightingale or any bird that sings in a melodious way

Cuckoo (or other birds with similar call)

* From the English lion, tiger and nightingale

One thing to keep in mind is that depending on the "needs" the onomatopoeia can be modified to make the sound. For example, if the pig does buu buu, it doesn't mean you can't find blinds or buhi buhi. The verse of the frog is another good example: find hierogero and kerokero because the onomatopoeia with voiced consonant (here G instead of K) makes a sound stronger, more intense, etc. and gerogero is therefore usually associated with a larger frog which makes a more powerful sound.
Even the repetition of sound, when it exists, can be neglected if it does not make the sound you want to communicate. For example, look at this (very stupid, let's face it) advertisement with the Italian-Japanese actress Rosa Kato who makes the noise of the cat (Just if it was not understood that I find it very nice. Kaze) (-_^)

To all this must then be added the possibility of repeating only part of the sound (remember for example that the frog makes kerokero and that there is the "Sergeant Keroro", which is, coincidentally, a frog), to lengthen it, shorten it (using or not the lengthening stroke, the wave or the repetition of the vowel) or even to interrupt the sound "suddenly" (with the use of a small "tsu" at the end of the word, in hiragana or katakana, っ or ッ).

One last note. For these onomatopoeias, which are really based on sounds, the use of katakana is very common, but it is not always the case, especially if it is not the sound of the animal, but something connected (e.g. the sniff sniff of a dog sniffing can often be found in katakana) or if stylistically the author decides that hiragana is better for his "needs" ... It could be that a person emits that sound and not the animal or it could be because the sound does not it is "precise" and / or "powerful" as it should. For example, if an adult dog does ワ ン ワ ン, the author can decide that the puppy does わ ん わ ん in hiragana.

I leave you with a children's song "い ぬ の お ま わ り さ ん" - "the police dog" which contains "wan wan" and "nyan nyan" ...

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