HomeQ&AIn English, the onomatopoeia for heartbeats are often written as "thump thump" or "lub dub." What's the Spanish onomatopoeia for heartbeats? Is it "bidi bom" like in the song by Selena?

In English, the onomatopoeia for heartbeats are often written as "thump thump" or "lub dub." What's the Spanish onomatopoeia for heartbeats? Is it "bidi bom" like in the song by Selena?

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In English, the onomatopoeia for heartbeats are often written as "thump thump" or "lub dub." What's the Spanish onomatopoeia for heartbeats? Is it "bidi bom" like in the song by Selena?

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updated FEB 9, 2010
posted by senoragee
I´m giving you a vote just for using the word "onomatopoeia" in a question. :-) - 008f2974, FEB 9, 2010

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I have seen all of these used in Spanish texts for the sound of a heartbeat (latido del corazón)

Tac tac, tac tac

lub-dub, lub-dub

dam-lop, dam-lop

tuntun, tuntun

...but I can´t remember "bidi bidi bom bom" in any context other than the Selena song (which was supposed to be the sound the heart makes when it beats fast - when in love for example) and was probably used more for it's lyrical effect.

updated FEB 9, 2010
edited by Izanoni1
posted by Izanoni1
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