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¿Como se dice "choo choo"?

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My google-fu has come up short on this, what is the Japanese onomatopoetic sound equivalent for "choo choo"?  is it just "chû-chû" チューチュー?
 
I've come across "gatan-gaton" ガタンガトン for "clickety-clack", and "kishapoppo" 汽車ポッポ as the child's word equivalent for "choo choo train".
 
Enquiring minds want to know the appropriate sounds to make when playing with Japanese trains.
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cteno4

Squid, what does the squidlet use when happy in play?

 

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gmat

Chu means kiss in Japanese.

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ben_issacs

Cat, 

How about 'chiu chiu', that's o.k. in hiragana and katakana, and gives the approximate sound?

Or, as an alternative 'pafu, pafu' ,'puff, puff'?

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

 

 

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railsquid
20 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Squid, what does the squidlet use when happy in play?

 

 

He imitates the whine of an EMU...

 

Shu--Shu--   (シュッシュッ) is what the OP is looking for:

 

https://ejje.weblio.jp/content/シュッシュッ

 

Possibly combined with "poppo" (ポッポ).

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cteno4

Get his emu whine on tape and make a dcc sound chip!

 

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bikkuri bahn

Railsquid pretty much sums it up.  "Shupopo" would be it, though I reckon most children would not imitate a train in that manner, but rather (older) adults who have a memory of working steam.  Since electric trains (emus) and using trains is so much an ingrained part of daily life in urban/suburban Japan, the general term (outside of Hokkaido) for a train is "densha", even if it is a diesel.  So most children or their accompanying parents would elicit a cry of "densha da!" upon seeing one.

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