Cross-linguistic Onomatopoeias - Collisions, Bursts, and Strikes - Balloon or Bubble Bursting

Balloon or Bubble Bursting

  • In Albanian, çpuf, puf
  • In Arabic, pakh, poof
  • In batak. "tak"
  • In Bulgarian, puc пук
  • In Czech, puf
  • In Danish, bang, knald
  • In Dutch, pang, pof, paf
  • In English, pop, bang
  • In Estonian pops
  • In French, bang, hop
  • In Finnish, poks
  • In German, plop
  • In Greek, bam μπαμ, bum μπουμ
  • In Hindi, thaa
  • In Hungarian, pukk (quieter); durr, bumm, bámm (louder)
  • In Indonesian, dor
  • In Italian, bum
  • In Japanese, pan パンッ
  • In Korean, bbang 빵, bbung 뻥, pang 팡, pung
  • In Latvian, bliukš
  • In Lithuanian, pokšt
  • In Macedonian, pau пау
  • In Navajo, dǫǫn (nasalized o)
  • In Polish, bum, pyk
  • In Portuguese, , bum
  • In Romanian, poc
  • In Russian, bakh бах
  • In Serbian, puk
  • In Slovene, pok
  • In Spanish, pop
  • In Swedish, poff
  • In Tagalog, putok
  • In Thai, โป๊ะ (po), ปั้ง (pang)
  • In Turkish, bom
  • In Vietnamese, bốp, bụp

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Famous quotes containing the words bursting, balloon and/or bubble:

    The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    When I am on a stage, I am the focus of thousands of eyes and it gives me strength. I feel that something, some energy, is flowing from the audience into me. I actually feel stronger because of these waves. Now when the play’s done, the eyes taken away, I feel just as if a circuit’s been broken. The power is switched off. I feel all gone and empty inside of me—like a balloon that’s been pricked and the air’s let out.
    Lynn Fontanne (1887–1983)

    No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
    Sir William Osler (1849–1919)