gatangatan

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Explanation

What sound is this?
  • ・A train or roller coaster is running. It rocks heavily. It is a noisy sound.
  • ・Something heavy and large is shaking. It is a noisy sound.
for example
  • ・A roller coaster is going higher little by little, with a clickety-clack sound.
  • ・The train is bumping along the railroad bridge.
  • ・The refrigerator shook heavily in the earthquake and it was very scary.
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katankatan

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Explanation

What sound is this?
  • ・A train is running and rocking slightly. It is a light sound.
  • ・Something light shakes. It is a light sound.
for example
  • ・At the amusement park, the children's train rhythmically ran by and passed out of sight.
  • ・While sitting on the train, its steady, rhythmical sound made me feel sleepy.