In Dutch one can say

Schiet raak!


Shoot in such a way that you hit what you intend to hit!

'Raak' is a word that is literally defined as "hitting it's goal" and it can for example also be used as a single word exclamation when something has hit it's intended goal ("Raak! Look, I hit triple 20 on the dart board!!!"). How would the same concept/sentiment be expressed in English? The closest I have come is "Don't miss!" and "Yeey, I didn't miss!", but that still feels quite a bit off.

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You say "Bullseye!"

bullseye Interjection A cry when someone hits the bullseye of a target.

But not used only when you hit the bullseye actually.

From urbandictionary:

An expression used when an incredibly accurate shot has been made. Used commonly in fps games and in the military.

Guy 1: "Dude I did a headshot with this crappy handgun!"

Guy 2: "Haha! Bullseye!"

  • But not used only when you hit the bullseye actually. especially since we don't often hunt bulls!
    – user63230
    Apr 9, 2014 at 1:34
  • Only 'problem' with this one is that for example with dart it's not about the intended target, but about the 'bullseye', so if you would want to throw a triple 3 or something and succeeded 'bullseye!' would seem quite the odd thing to shout :P Apr 9, 2014 at 10:54

Consider "Dead on (target)!"

Can also be used figuratively to mean that a statement is exactly correct or accurate.


In addition to bullseye,

Bingo! it is the cry of successfully winning the game bingo. And, it can also mean I've done it!

Eureka! for a discovery that hits the mark.


You can tell someone to shoot straight, though you have to be carefully about the context since it's more associated with gunfire than arrows.


There are tons of sport terms:

  • baseball: right down the middle and homerun
  • football: split the uprights and touchdown
  • golf: hole-in-one
  • basketball: swish (nothing but net)

You already have bingo and bulls-eye in previous answers. Can also use right-on to tell someone that they are correct.

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