pow, 'bam" "bang" "boom" "crunch" (onomatopeia)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by natelangel, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. natelangel New Member

    U.S. English
    Can anyone translate words like "pow" 'bam" "bang" "boom" "crunch" etc. I'm working on creating an old school comic book for my high school spanish class. I need words that would pop up after a punch in an original Batman Episode. If some one has some translations, that would be great.
    Quick responses would be appreciated.

  2. giselak

    giselak Senior Member

    Wexford, Ireland
    POW (hablamos de un golpe, verdad?)=pum

    BANG (balazo?)= pum pum
  3. El Piter

    El Piter Senior Member

    Welcome to the forums, natelangel

    My try:


    I love comics :)
  4. El Piter

    El Piter Senior Member

    By the way, please note that exclamations in Spanish begin with a reverse exclamation note, like a (i), just like I posted them.
  5. marinax Senior Member

    buenos aires
    español (Argentina)
    punches: paf, pum, pin-pam-pum, puf (in the stomack)
    explosions: bum, bam
    shots: bang, pum, ratatata (machine gun)
    break: crac, cric, trac

    hope it helps
  6. Calario Senior Member

    Spain Spanish
  7. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Hi Nateangel... and welcome to the forum.

    You will see I have modified your thread's title to include some of the words whose equivalencies you were loonkg for. INcluding ther terms (or phrases, when applicable) in thread titles is customary here at WordReference for two important reasons:
    1) it helps our dicionaries' Search function
    2) it provides at-a-glance thread differentiation

    So please keep this matter regarding titles in mind when you open your next threads... and we thank you in advance for your future cooperation. :thumbsup:

  8. natelangel New Member

    U.S. English
    will do LN. thanks a bunch everyone for your help
  9. natelangel New Member

    U.S. English
    Can anyone translated a few more? Whoosh, smack, crash, smash, ow (pain), ouch, wham, and stuff like that....
  10. natelangel New Member

    U.S. English
    oh and one more. how should I say "King Pin." (it's a spider man comic)
  11. natelangel New Member

    U.S. English
  12. JediMaster Senior Member

    English, United States
    My old Spanish book used "uf" instead of "ow"

    Typically, you can't expect immediate responses, but your question will eventually be answered...
  13. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo moderator

    American English
    The Search feature in the blue bar at the top of the screen will give you many related threads, including these (click on each one):

    wham/bam, bump/thump, bombín, go bump, big noises, chuculún, zas y más

    Hope they help.

    As for kingpin, it's in the dictionary as líder. I'm not sure what the Kingpin character in el Hombre Araña is called. If you really want to know, you should open a new thread with "Spider-Man's Enemies" as the title. You'll get quickly get a list of all his nemeses, in Spanish.

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