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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. ...

[flag=]de[/flag] German term: "schüchterne Blase" (i. e. "shy bladder").
[flag=]it[/flag] 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. ...

[flag=]de[/flag] 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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Re: pee shy

Postby IpseDixit » 2017-03-28, 16:12

Bernard wrote:[flag=]it[/flag] Italian term: urofobia.
Medical term: paruresis.


I'm pretty sure that 95+ percent of Italian-speakers don't know those words. I would say [flag=]it[/flag] avere la vescica timida (having a shy bladder).

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Re: pee shy

Postby Bernard » 2017-03-28, 23:48

[flag=]de[/flag] schüchterne Blase (i. e. shy bladder)
[flag=]it[/flag] vescica timida (i.e. shy bladder); medical term urofobia;
[flag=]la[/flag] vesica timida (i. e. shy bladder)

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Re: pee shy

Postby Linguaphile » 2017-04-09, 1:57

+Swedish, Estonian, Spanish, French, English. Not necessarily commonly used, though.

[flag=]en-US[/flag] bashful bladder, shy bladder, pee-shyness, medical terms paruresis, urophobia
[flag=]de[/flag] schüchterne Blase (shy bladder)
[flag=]sv[/flag] blyg blåsa (shy bladder); medical term paruresis
[flag=]it[/flag] vescica timida (shy bladder); medical term urofobia
[flag=]la[/flag] vesica timida (shy bladder)
[flag=]fr[/flag] vessie timide (shy bladder)
[flag=]es[/flag] vejiga tímida (shy bladder), medical term paruresis
[flag=]et[/flag] häbelik põis (shy bladder), medical terms paruresis, urofoobia

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Re: pee shy

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-04-09, 2:09

Adding medical terms for French and German

[flag=]en-US[/flag] bashful bladder, shy bladder, pee-shyness; medical terms paruresis, urophobia
[flag=]de[/flag] schüchterne Blase (shy bladder); medical term Paruresis
[flag=]sv[/flag] blyg blåsa (shy bladder); medical term paruresis
[flag=]it[/flag] vescica timida (shy bladder); medical term urofobia
[flag=]la[/flag] vesica timida (shy bladder)
[flag=]fr[/flag] vessie timide (shy bladder); medical term parurésie
[flag=]es[/flag] vejiga tímida (shy bladder); medical term paruresis
[flag=]et[/flag] häbelik põis (shy bladder); medical terms paruresis, urofoobia

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Re: pee shy

Postby Ser » 2017-04-13, 16:51

I've never heard vejiga tímida, or a common term for this at all.

I'd probably just say a ese le da pena orinar en baño público to translate 'he's pee-shy'.

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Re: pee shy

Postby Multiturquoise » 2018-01-07, 11:38

Turkish, Greek

(en-US) bashful bladder, shy bladder, pee-shyness; medical terms paruresis, urophobia
(de) schüchterne Blase (shy bladder); medical term Paruresis
(sv) blyg blåsa (shy bladder); medical term paruresis
(it) vescica timida (shy bladder); medical term urofobia
(la) vesica timida (shy bladder)
(fr) vessie timide (shy bladder); medical term parurésie
(es) vejiga tímida (shy bladder); medical term paruresis
(el) ντροπαλή κύστη (shy bladder); medical term ουροφοβία
(et) häbelik põis (shy bladder); medical terms paruresis, urofoobia
(tr) utangaç mesane (shy bladder); medical term ürofobi
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Re: pee shy

Postby enricmm » 2018-02-16, 21:19

I'm in the same situation as Ser but with Catalan: never heard it and never felt the need to have a specific term for it. I tried looking for bufeta tímida, parúresi or urofòbia but nothing comes up. I think we'd say "he's afraid/ashamed to pee" or "pee-shy" and that's it.
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