Partie 7 : À propos de la langue anglaise

Chapitre 70 : Onomatopées et interjections

Quelques onomatopées, page 146

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to crackle
to crunch
to crush
to crack
to creak

to splash
to spray
to sprinkle
to squirt
to spill
a spring
to spurt
to drip
to drizzle

a clang, a clank
a clap
a clatter
to click
to clink

a whiff
a whizz
to whip
to whisper
to whirr
a whimper

Quelques interjections, page 146

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Phew, that smells awful!
Eek! I saw a spider.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, what a bad decision that was!
Ugh, that drink tastes terrible.
Huh? You don’t like it, huh?
Ouch! That hurts, stop it.
Ahem… could I have your attention please?
Oops, I made a mistake!
Bingo, that’s what I was looking for!
“Achoo!” “God bless you.”
Wow, that’s a great idea!
Gee, it’s hot!
Snap, Crackle, Pop, Rice Krispies
“Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is.”

Food for thought, page 147

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  1. “Well, you know, yes er… the thing is…”
  2. “Hey! There’s something that might interest you!”
  3. “You’ve won? Hurray!”
  4. “Would you like some cheesecake?’ ‘Mmm… yes please, it looks delicious.”
  5. After tasting it: “Yum… it is delicious.”
  6. “Sh, keep your voice down, my cat is sleeping.”
  7. “Yoo-hoo, did you hear me?”