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ワッ

English translation: fwitt

18:05 Nov 28, 2009
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Linguistics
Japanese term or phrase: ワッ
Sound from Manga (Raising knife)
Ravi Kumar
India
Local time: 04:35
English translation:fwitt
Explanation:
Obviously, there can't be a real sound in raising a knife (unless the character(s) are slashing samurai swords or other type of sword/knife-type weapon in a rapid, mad fight.)

"Fwitt" just gives the impression of the sound/movement of a knife being raised.
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Joyce A
Thailand
Local time: 06:05
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2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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3fwitt
Joyce A
Summary of reference entries provided
Are you sure it is "wa"?
Yumico Tanaka

  

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fwitt


Explanation:
Obviously, there can't be a real sound in raising a knife (unless the character(s) are slashing samurai swords or other type of sword/knife-type weapon in a rapid, mad fight.)

"Fwitt" just gives the impression of the sound/movement of a knife being raised.

Joyce A
Thailand
Local time: 06:05
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PRO pts in category: 14
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Reference comments


18 hrs
Reference: Are you sure it is "wa"?

Reference information:
When raising somethng quietly it is "su"
when something floats up and about it is "fuwa"

Some katakana letters can be confusing with the warped figures...

Yumico Tanaka
Australia
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
Note to reference poster
Asker: from the scene it looks like that, it may man/animal rising also

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