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sound of coughing  (a child would say ke1r ke1r)

ke1r ka1

Du FengCao LihongZhuo ShuoZheng LeiTan Li
AprilLynnRickKen

giggle, hehe hehe, He! He! 

xi1xi1

Zhang NingZhang JingZhang MengGuWang JunChu Lin
CricketAprilMichael

ha ha  (sound of laughing heartily)

ha1ha1

Zhang NingLi Yu ZhengHuang XuLi LongfeiWang JinZhang Jing
KarenMichaelAprilRory

His speech gave rise to a wave of hissing.  (yi2 pian4 means that the whole audience started hissing and it grew in a surge -- so pian4 is a flat surface -- the image is of everyone doing the same thing)

һ Ƭ

Ta1 de fa1yan2 yin3qi3 yi2 pian4 xu1sheng1.

Cheng HongShao JingxianWang WenjingGu ZhengZhang Zhida
AllenAnnChris

oh, oh my, wow 

ao4

Cao LihongZheng LeiZhou HuiRen Shuang
JenniferAustin

quacking, laughing sound  (the crack of a branch when weighed down by snow)

ga1ga1

Wang YongFeng XieZhang JingGao MingjiangCao LihuaWei Xing
CricketAustinNick

uproar, din, someone who keeps talking 

wa1la1wa1la1

Wang JinHuang JialiCao HuiShu ChangZhang JingWang Jun
KenJenniferJeremy

bah, pah  (sound of disgust)

pei1

Da DiWang JunChu LinWei XingZhang Jing
Stephan

chatter away, jabber 

qi1qi1cha1cha1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremySarah GAnn

clap  (hands)

gua1ji

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremySarah GAnn

click = click of tongue 

ba1da1

Da DiWang JunChu LinWei XingZhang Jing
Stephan

sound of a click = click of tongue 

ga1da1

Shao DanniWang JunChu LinFeng XieWei Xing
Stephan

hullabaloo, uproar, din 

wa1la1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremySarah GAnn

voice disgust = yuck! 

E4!!!

Feng XieCheng HongDu FengWei XingGu Zheng
Stephan

flap, crowd leaving quickly  (sound of flags in the wind, bird's wings beating rapidly, or the rapid exit of a crowd or audience, giving the image of "here one moment, gone the next")

hu1la1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

giggle 

xi1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

hem and haw 

heng1rha1r

Zhang JingSun JingsuJin YanShao Jingxian
JeremySarah GAnn

jabber 

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ji1ligu1lu1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

voice kiss = sound 

beng1r

Zhang JingShao DanniJin YanLiu WeihongLi Shiyan
Stephan

sound of laughing, ha! ha! 

chi1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
CherieGlisonDavid

roars of laughter 

hong1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

sound of ordinary laughing, a shy guy's laugh, a sinister laugh -- Hey! Hey!  (may be used as a wry laugh, like Hey!, to indicate that something isn't funny! You need the right inflection.)

hei1hei1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremySarah GAnn

mumble 

gu1lu1

Zhang JingWang JunWei Xing
CherieJamesGlisonDavid

mutter, murmur 

nan2nan2

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

ouch, ow  (literary)

ao2'ao2

Da DiWang JunChu LinWei XingZhang Jing
Stephan

puff 

pu1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

voice to be quiet = shhhh 

xu1

Shao DanniZhang MengChu LinMi ZhaoxiWei XingFeng Xi
Stephan

sound of reading aloud 

lang2lang2

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

voice scream in fright = eek! 

A1!!!!!!

Feng XieCheng HongDu FengWei XingGu Zheng
Stephan

Ahhh Chooo!  (sound of sneezing)

a1ti4

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
CherieJamesGlisonDavid

sound of a sneeze = ah choo 

a1ti4

Da DiWang JunChu LinWei XingZhang Jing
Stephan

sound of snoring 

hu1lu1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

sound of talking loudly 

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ji1ligua1la1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

titter, snigger, fizz 

pu1chi1

Zhang JingWang JunSun JingsuWei Xing
JeremyLynnAnnSarah G

sound of vomiting 

ka4

Wang JunZhang MengWei XingLiu MingkeFeng Xi
KarenMichael

well, hmm, uh  (If it is said in the first tone -- it means 'well, ahh', but if the fourth tone is used, it means agreement)

en1

Cao LihongZheng LeiZhou HuiRen Shuang
JenniferAustin




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