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Japanese Onomatopoeia Part 2 Posted by on Jun 4, 2009

Alright, so this time around we’re going to look at the Japanese onomatopoeia that are called gitaigo (擬態語). Unlike giseigo (擬声語), which is what I discussed last post, gitaigo (擬態語) is the type of onomatopoeia that describes psychological conditions and physical states. ドキドキ : doki doki (describes nervousness) ピリピリ : piri piri (describes someone who…

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