It's seems that 1ºBAC students have been studying onomatopeias in Spanish today. Their Spanish language teacher has told them that they are different from one language to another.
An onomatopoeia or onomatopœia (from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία) is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises, such as "oink" or "meow" or "roar" or "chirp". Onomatopoeias are not the same across all languages; they conform to some extent to the broader linguistic system they are part of; so the sound of a clock may be tick tock in English, dī dā in Mandarin, or katchin katchin in Japanese.
Here we're enclosing links to lists of English onomatopoeias:
2) Written sound: a website devoted to onomatopeias under different categories/topics (human, animal, music, explosions...)
3) Animal onomatopeias: organized from Spanish with equivalents in other languages as English.
4) List of animal and the sounds they make in English only.
5) Examples of onomatopeia words used in context.
6) A short dictionary of onomatopeias with definitions of each.
And to end a video with a song with some of the English onomatopeias...