English - French

French translation of 'slap'

Word Frequency


[ˈslæp ]
(across the face) claque fgifle f
(on the back) tape f
to give sb a slap donner une claque à qn
a slap in the face (figurative) un camouflet
a slap on the wrist (figurative) (punishment, warning) une tape sur les doigts
transitive verb
1.  (hit) (across the face) gifler
He slapped her across the face. Il la gifla.
to slap sb on the back taper dans le dos de qn
2.  (put)
to slap sth down poser qch brusquement
He slapped the cup down on the counter. Il posa brusquement la tasse sur le comptoir.
to slap some paint on sth donner un coup de peinture à qch
We slapped some paint on the wall. On a donné un coup de peinture sur les murs.
to slap a tax on sth prélever un impôt sur qch
(Britain) (informal) en plein
It fell slap in the middle. C’est tombé en plein milieu.

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Example Sentences Including 'slap'

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It sits equally happily on the beginning, end or bang slap in the middle of a sentence.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The cameraman needs a slap on the wrist for poor shot planning and continuity.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The rapper has slapped a ban on fast food being consumed around him.
The Sun (2009)
Try a few sharp slaps on the back.
The Sun (2014)
Dom slapped his hand over the wound.
Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
Any one of those stars could slap in transfer requests to try and force a move in the current transfer window.
The Sun (2014)
Our interview is regularly interrupted as people come to slap his hand in convivial showbiz style.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Turn the keyboard over and slap the back to try and loosen the key.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When you get to 200, give yourself a sharp slap.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He would hit me, slap me and beat me.
The Sun (2011)
Some attackers post messages boasting of their slaps, some request new footage to be sent via e-mail.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Surely they will let her out soon with just a slap on the wrist.
The Sun (2009)
The next he says he thinks the committee that let her off with a slap on the wrist needs reform.
The Sun (2014)
The poll is a slap in the face for critics who say courts are being too tough.
The Sun (2011)
They could also get slapped with an unnecessary tax bill.
The Sun (2015)
This is just another slap in the face.
The Sun (2008)
Three cops received minor injuries when they were punched and slapped during the operation.
The Sun (2007)
We thought he would get a slap on the wrists.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The former could look for his reputation and the latter could slap a tax on it.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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'slap' in Other Languages

British English: slap /slæp/ VERB
If you slap someone, you hit them with the palm of your hand.
He would push or slap her once in a while.
  • American English: slap
  • Arabic: يُصْفِعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar uma tapa em
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: pljusnuti
  • Czech: plácat rukou
  • Danish: give lussing
  • Dutch: meppen
  • European Spanish: pegar una bofetada
  • Finnish: läpsäyttää
  • French: taper frapper
  • German: schlagen Person
  • Greek: χαστουκίζω
  • Italian: schiaffeggiare
  • Japanese: ピシャリと打つ
  • Korean: 찰싹 때리다
  • Norwegian: klaske
  • Polish: dać klapsa
  • European Portuguese: dar uma bofetada
  • Romanian: a pălmui
  • Russian: шлепать
  • Spanish: pegar una bofetada
  • Swedish: slå örfila
  • Thai: ตบ
  • Turkish: tokatlamak
  • Ukrainian: ляскати
  • Vietnamese: tát


Translation of slap from the Collins English to French
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