a puff of flame

sekaijuuni

Senior Member
United States, English
How do I describe this problem with my stove? When I turn off the burner, the flame almost goes out. Then, there's a popping noise and suddenly a medium-heat sized flame flares up, then disappears.

Here's my attempt:
レンジを消すと、火がしばらく小さくなるんだけど、2、3秒がたつとまた急に大きな火が出てくる。


It's a recent problem and I'm moving soon, but I want to tell my landlord about it. We might not meet face to face, so I appreciate any help... especially if anyone can tell me some good 擬音語 that will help me express how quickly the flame flares up. In English, it's like, FWOOSH! If that helps.

Thank you!
 
  • HSS

    Senior Member
    Standard Japanese, Sendaian Japanese
    Hello, sekaijuuni. How are you?

    How would you like my attempt? Here goes:
    コンロの火を消そうとすると、ほとんど消えかかって、その後、ボッと中くらいの火が燃え上がるんです。

    I might also say パッと to describe its suddenness. ボッと is used as it carries the description of not just its sudden flaring but also low-pitched popping.

    Plus, you would be better off using コンロ for the kind of cooking stove you see in Japan.

    Hope this helps.

    Hiro
     

    almostfreebird

    Senior Member
    Born and raised in Japón, soy japonés
    Hello, sekaijuuni. How are you?

    How would you like my attempt? Here goes:
    コンロの火を消そうとすると、ほとんど消えかかって、その後、ボッと中くらいの火が燃え上がるんです。
    That's exactly what I thought, thank you!
     
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