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Old 13-02-2020, 10:16 PM
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I am the representative of the Czech Republic so, Czechs say ...

Blow up a balloon = Nafoukni baln.
Blow a balloon until it pops = Nafukuj baln dokud nepraskne.
Blow to pop (to burst) = Nafukuj do prasknut (do bouchnut).

Usually, we say "balnek" for a normal size of latex balloon, but if there is some big size of balloon it's better say "baln".

Could someone (with native English) tell to me ... is there some different feeling between words "pop, burst, bang, ... or some others". Is the "burst" more powerful then the "pop" or it' the same? And what about a "bang" word? thanks

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Old 15-02-2020, 02:56 PM
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Could someone (with native English) tell to me ... is there some different feeling between words "pop, burst, bang, ... or some others". Is the "burst" more powerful then the "pop" or it' the same? And what about a "bang" word? thanks
A very good question.

I also would like to get to know the difference between "pop" and "burst" - if there is one.

In my opinion "bang" is more related to the sound.
A balloon pops/bursts and you hear a bang/there is a bang. Of course a balloon "bangs" but that is because it bursts.

Or in German:
"Ein (Luft-)Ballon platzt und man hrt einen Knall/es knallt. Natrlich knallt ein (Luft-)Ballon, aber deshalb weil er platzt."

And there is something weird in the phrase above, in German language even things have a gender, a ballon for example is male ("... weil er platzt.").
The bang you hear when a ballon pops is male. The air you blow into a balloon is female. The neck a ballon gets when it is overinflated is male. Every ballon has a color and color is female.

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Old 15-02-2020, 10:19 PM
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Here is my view on the difference between pop and burst.

Pop is a sound balloons make when you burst them and is normally associated with bursting balloons.

Bursting happens when you overflate something, it could be a bag or a tyre which can not hold the pressure and will burst.

Bang is another word to describe the loud sound when something bursts.

As well as descrbing the sound, now pop it is often used as a verb, to pop a balloon.

I have noticed that some translated Japanese descriptions refer to splitting balloons instead of pop or burst.
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Old 15-02-2020, 10:37 PM
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There are definitely slightly different meanings associated with "pop" versus "bang" versus "burst". Part of this is because "pop" is a verb as well as a noun. So: "I'm about to pop this balloon" works but "I'm about to bang this balloon" does not. "Burst" is also a verb. "I'm about to burst this balloon" also works but sounds a bit formal and old-fashioned.

Professional balloon artists use "break" rather than "pop" or "burst". I don't know why; perhaps it's easier to say.
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Old 16-02-2020, 09:14 AM
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In Chinese:

吹气球 - chuī q qu - blow up a balloon (lit. "blow balloon")
吹爆气球 - chuī bo q qu - blow to pop a balloon (lit. "blow burst balloon")

For instance 她正在吹气球 - tā zhng zi chuī q qu - she (in process of) blowing balloon

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Old 26-03-2020, 12:26 AM
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This is a really great thread to help with youtube searches. Can I also ask how different languages would say, "Balloon Drop". Besides blow to pop, they are my favorite videos to watch.

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Old 26-03-2020, 10:02 AM
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Italian has a hard grammar; blow up a ballon: gonfiare un palloncino, I blow: io gonfio un palloncino, she blows: lei gonfia un palloncino, he: lui gonfia.
Blow until pop : gonfiare fino a che scoppia, but always infinite verb, you should follow as I typed before.
As Mike said, this topic can be useful for extend our researches.
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Old 26-03-2020, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: How do you say blowing up a balloon or BTP in another language?
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This is a really great thread to help with youtube searches. Can I also ask how different languages would say, "Balloon Drop". Besides blow to pop, they are my favorite videos to watch.

Thanks,
Mike D.
For German try "Ballonregen" or "Luftballonregen" (= balloon rain).

I think this is a bit funny because usually there is one exakt word for almost everything in German language.
But not in this case. "Balloon drop" is a much better term than "(Luft-)Balloonregen" because it describes way batter what is happening. "balloons being dropped" = "balloon drop".
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Old 26-03-2020, 08:17 PM
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I googled 她正在吹气球, but I didn't find anything fetish related ahahah
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Old 26-03-2020, 09:49 PM
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A balloon drop is so extremely rare here in the Netherlands, that I even don't know if we have a word for it.
(I only experienced it once, at the "last school day" at highschool.)
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