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07:26 Apr 15, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: pan pan
This is a name of one Italian restuarant in Bangkok.

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napan pan, bang bang, bread bread...
Roberta Anderson
napan pan
Angela Arnone
nabang bangAlbert Golub



10 mins
bang bang

that's what "pan pan" means in French, the report of a gun, it can have sexual connotations (this part of asia used to be a french colony)
it can also have a thai meaning
can't see any meaning in italian
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 12:38
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 84

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Fuad Yahya
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2 days3 hrs
pan pan

It has no meaning in Italian as far as I know.

Angela Arnone
Local time: 12:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3602
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5 days
pan pan, bang bang, bread bread...

pan pan is used in Italian too, as in French, as an imitation for gunfire (i.e. kid playing with toy guns)
Itcould also be an attempt at a play on words: from French Can Can dance, to Italian Pan pan (pane pane = bread bread)
But Ristorant names do not usually get translated...

Roberta Anderson
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 239
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