I have been watching some old Japanese movies and anime with sub titles. I don't speak or under stand Japanese and rely totally on the English subtitles.
I have seen a word used a couple of times that is never translated in the subtitles. It sounds like ish or hish or yish or something like that. None of the actors speak it distinctly enough for me to be sure how it sounds phonetically.
In all cases the word is spoken under the persons breath, and not directed to another person.
The context it is used in is
a lady is washing her arms at a sink. As she completes soaping one arm she moves to the next arm and says the word ish or hish or yish or something like that.
a guy climbs out of a swimming pool or large bathing pool and says the word ish or hish or yish or something like that as he exits the water because he is called out by the attendant .
Does anyone have any idea what this word is? I have tried to speak the word into Google Translate on a phone but it does not come up with anything that seems to fit the action occurring.