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Is it possible to translate interjections like "argh" and "gah" into German?

I am translating the text of a video game from English into German which has numerous terms which I am not sure how or if I can translate. Some of them could be called onomatopoeia. For example: Aagh,...
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Description of sounds in German

Different materials make different noises when being hit, depending on their make up, density, material, size, etc. I’m interested in comparing the description of sounds between English and German. In ...
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Wie sagt man "Phew" auf Deutsch?

Wenn ich nach einer Übersetzung der englischen Onomatopöie "Phew" suche, finde ich nur "puh", aber im Englischen würde "puh" etwas ganz anderes bedeuten. Also, was wäre die deutsche Onomatopöie für ...
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What is the meaning of "mimimi"?

Sometimes I see people write "mimimi" in AFD tweets (for example this). Googling for the meaning wasn't useful. So, what is the meaning of "mimimi"? I even discovered the #mimimi hashtag, used in ...
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What is »Trööt«?

The word Trööt appears in the title of the article “Bundesregierung im Fall Yücel. Protest ohne Trööt.” from Der Spiegel. For context purposes, here is the introductory paragraph of the article: Der ...
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How do German speakers translate sounds that animals make?

I have always been interested in the ways that animal sounds are "translated" in foreign languages. Presumably, the sounds are the same to our ears. In English: Dog: woof Cat: meow Cow: moo Duck: ...
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