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pee shy

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-08, 20:48

In American English, when someone has difficulty urinating in the presence of others (such as in a public restroom), we say they are "pee shy" or describing them as "having a shy bladder". Are there similar fixed terms in other languages?
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Re: pee shy

Postby Babbsagg » 2017-03-08, 21:36

I don't think there's a specific German term for that. It's just "ich kann nicht wenn einer guckt". Interesting to know that English has one. Is it AmE specific?
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Re: pee shy

Postby Bernard » 2017-03-09, 8:27

Babbsagg wrote:I don't think there's a specific German term for that. ...

 (de) German term: "schüchterne Blase" (i. e. "shy bladder").
 (it) Italian term: urofobia.
Medical term: paruresis.

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Re: pee shy

Postby kevin » 2017-03-09, 9:11

Bernard wrote:
Babbsagg wrote:I don't think there's a specific German term for that. ...

 (de) German term: "schüchterne Blase" (i. e. "shy bladder").

I've never heard this. From a quick search I would say that the term technically exists, but nobody knows it.


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