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British English: /baŋ/
American English: /bæŋ/

Translation of bang in French:


  • 2 (knock) my knee got a nasty bang
    j'ai reçu un vilain coup sur le genou

also: bangs plural noun


  • [informal]bang in the middle
    en plein centre
    to arrive bang on time
    arriver à l'heure pile
    bang on target [literal]
    en plein dans le mille
    production is bang on target
    on a atteint pile nos objectifs de production [informal]
    the technology is bang up to date
    la technologie est des plus récentes


  • (imitating gun) pan!
    (imitating explosion) boum!, bang!

transitive verb

  • 1 (place something noisily) to bang something down on
    poser bruyamment quelque chose sur
    to bang down the receiver
    raccrocher brutalement
  • 2 (causing pain) to bang one's head
    se cogner la tête (on contre)
    I'll bang your heads together! (to two children)

    vous allez recevoir tous les deux des claques!
  • 5 [vulgar] (have sex with)
    se taper [vulgar] (woman)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (strike) to bang on
    cogner à (wall, door)
    he banged on the table with his fist
    il a tapé du poing sur la table
    to bang against
    se cogner contre (table, chair)
  • 2 (make noise)
    (door, shutter)
    to bang shut
    se fermer en claquant
    to bang in the wind
    claquer au vent
  • 3 [vulgar] (have sex)
    baiser [vulgar]


bang goes my holiday/my promotion

je peux dire adieu à mes vacances/ma promotion

to go out with a bang

finir avec un grand éclat

Phrasal verbs

bang in

bang [something] in, bang in [something]
enfoncer (nail, peg, tack) (with à coups de)

bang into

bang into [somebody/something]

bang on about

(British English)
bang on about [something] [informal]
rabâcher (subject)

bang up

bang [somebody] up, bang up [somebody] (British English) (put in jail)
boucler [informal]
to be banged up for five years
être bouclé pour cinq ans
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