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Old 04-18-2006, 09:29 AM
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"I'm coming!": orgasm lingo in other languages....

My girlfriend and I were eating dinner with some friends recently, and we got into the conversation, I don't remember how, about the most typical phrases used to signal an orgasm. The group was Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese, and, me, the American.

I said that the phrase in English is "I'm coming." (with certain spelling changes after time). Then, if I remember correctly:

French: "I'm here", or "I'm there" ("Je suis là.")
Japonese: "I'm going."
Chinese: "I'm coming."

I think that's all we knew of.

First of all, are any of these wrong?

Second, I thought it was interesting that all of the phrases had something to do with travelling, and I'm wondering if it's the same in most languages.

Just curious...
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:39 AM
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According to my phrasebook, the French for "I'm coming" is also "I'm coming" - "Je viens". Or "I come", depending on how you want to interpret it.

It also contains such helpful phrases as "These drugs are for recreational use" and "Where is the nearest cemetery?" Ain't language fun?
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:43 AM
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IIRC, the phrase in Russian translates as "I'm finishing" and the verb carries such a strong sexual connotation that other forms of the verb for "to finish" must be used when you're not talking about orgasms.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:50 AM
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The very proper British are known to say "Oh dear, I seem to be arriving."
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:10 AM
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Spanish uses "to come" as well, in the reflexive form (venirse).
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:14 AM
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In Australia women usually say, "what the hell was that?"
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:57 PM
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In Italian it is vengo, equivalent to "I'm coming" (literally "I come"; it's the present tense but Italian uses present tense for an action in progress where English would use the gerand).

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Originally Posted by FlyingRamenMonster
According to my phrasebook, the French for "I'm coming" is also "I'm coming" - "Je viens". Or "I come", depending on how you want to interpret it.
What phrasebook is that, the Berlitz Guide to Hot Sex? Or is that just a literal translation?


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In Australia women usually say, "what the hell was that?"
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:17 PM
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According to my phrasebook, the French for "I'm coming" is also "I'm coming" - "Je viens". Or "I come", depending on how you want to interpret it.

Yes, it could be said this way. Like in the (excellent) (and erotic) song by Gainsbourg and Birkin "Je t'aime, moi non plus" (I love you, me neither) that ends with a languorous "Maintenant...viens".


But the archetypal depiction would have a character saying "je jouis" (litterally "I enjoy", but it actually means simply "I have an orgasm").

And actually, in my experience, I've heard more often the verb "jouir" in such situations. Actually, I'm not sure I ever heard "venir" .

(that said, it's not like such a warning is issued every time, anyway....that's way I refered to the way it's usually depicted. For all I know it could be commonplace or common courtesy in the US to say "I'm coming").


By the way, Gitfiddle , it's the first time I see "Je suis là" mentionned.


And while I'm thinking of it, what does "gitfiddle" mean?
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:38 PM
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By the way, Gitfiddle, it's the first time I see "Je suis là" mentionned.
Really? Man, we've been milking that joke for a long time, and it's not even accurate!

The joke started because a Taiwanese friend of ours who used to live in Paris was a sort of connoisseur of porno. She told us about a French porn she saw during the course of which the girl who was having an orgasm started screaming, "Je suis là! Je suis là!"

I guess that's one of those things that you hear once in a foreign language and you assume it's what everybody says...

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And while I'm thinking of it, what does "gitfiddle" mean?
It means guitar. I had a friend once with a very thick Southern accent (or, many actually, but one in this particular case) who said, "G'on gee-uht yur gee-uhtfeedul." ("Go get your guitfiddle" with a thick drawl), talking about my guitar. I had never heard it and found it quite funny.

I probably should have written it "guitfiddle," but I don't even remember why I chose it as a name, much less why I spelled it like that. I was but a boy when I signed up for the SDMB....
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:56 PM
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Really? Man, we've been milking that joke for a long time, and it's not even accurate!

The joke started because a Taiwanese friend of ours who used to live in Paris was a sort of connoisseur of porno. She told us about a French porn she saw during the course of which the girl who was having an orgasm started screaming, "Je suis là! Je suis là!"

Hmmm.... would it be possible that she misheard something like : "Je jouis, oui, là, oui, je jouis, là je jouis"


Though maybe the actress actually said "je suis là". I assume even porn movies have to be creative from time to time....
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Though maybe the actress actually said "je suis là". I assume even porn movies have to be creative from time to time....
Well, even in English, you might say "I'm there!" in that circumstance, though it wouldn't be that common.
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:40 PM
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Personally, I prefer to say " Daddy's Home!"
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:59 PM
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Roy Blount, Jr. once wrote that Eston Gozando would be a good name for a baseball player but that it really meant "I am coming" in Portuguese.
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Hmmm.... would it be possible that she misheard something like : "Je jouis, oui, là, oui, je jouis, là je jouis"
When the friend told me that the actress said, "Je suis là," I never thought to question it. Because that's what my friend said the girl said, yet now I'm considering the level of French this girl had, and I'm thinking she misunderstood. Of all my Asian friends, she's got, perhaps, the lowest French comprehension.

But in the end, the porno, I assume, is safely in Taiwan with her, so we'll never know (unless I remember to ask her next year when I go to TW).

We'll see. Until then, thanks for correcting me. My girlfriend and I will never make inaccurate porn jokes again...
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:22 PM
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According to my phrasebook, the French for "I'm coming" is also "I'm coming" - "Je viens". Or "I come", depending on how you want to interpret it.

It also contains such helpful phrases as "These drugs are for recreational use" and "Where is the nearest cemetery?" Ain't language fun?
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:45 PM
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Of subject....I find it weird that you say that, because I met an Irishman in Belgium once who could say "My hovercraft is full of sheep" in something like 22 langauges.

You know him?
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:46 PM
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"Off subject" that is....
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My hovercraft is full of eels
Lucky bastard; mine came with lampreys.

Anyway, from what I've seen of German porn, it's still "I'm coming." e.g., "Ich komme, ich komme!" Though, as a non-native speaker, I can't say for sure it's what they say in the bedroom.
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:47 PM
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Personally, I prefer to say " Daddy's Home!"
And then, there's always the traditional method of simply issuing successively louder grunts, climaxing (if you'll pardon the pun) on a sound similar to taking a really really good dump.
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:49 PM
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Anyway, from what I've seen of German porn, it's still "I'm coming." e.g., "Ich komme, ich komme!" Though, as a non-native speaker, I can't say for sure it's what they say in the bedroom.
According to the South Park movie, the phrase German people use in the bedroom is "Esse mein Scheisse, baybee!"

("All rightie, then!")
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:52 PM
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French: "I'm here", or "I'm there" ("Je suis là.")
I'll have to add for the French that's already been discussed, "Je vais gicler!" (I'm going to spurt!) This may be only in Quebec, though. I think jouir and venir are more common.

In Spanish (or at least in Spain) they say "correrse," the reflexive of "correr" to run. "¡Me corro!"
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I thought it was, "You awake?"
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:23 PM
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Japanese is iku!, or "I'm going!". Makes more sense to go then come, when you think about it.
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I'll have to add for the French that's already been discussed, "Je vais gicler!" (I'm going to spurt!) This may be only in Quebec, though. I think jouir and venir are more common.
I've never heard "gicler" used in this context. To me, it sounds like something a 16-year-old boy would say. Jouir and venir are the words I've always heard to describe this.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:51 PM
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I've never heard "gicler" used in this context. To me, it sounds like something a 16-year-old boy would say. Jouir and venir are the words I've always heard to describe this.
My Street French Slang Dictionary does list tirer un giclée ("to pull a squirt").

My favorite listing, though, is pleurer le cyclope ("to make the Cyclops cry").
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:11 PM
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We British (who use the language of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Dickens)have more than just one way of expressing ourselves in any situation.
Apart from "I'm coming":

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Praise God!

Was that all right for you?

Good night, dearest.

Would you like a cup of tea?

Are you awake?

Could we do that again? (next Tuesday)

As it happens, I have some experience in the field...
I did this once.
In 1962.
For 20 minutes.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:40 PM
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Roy Blount, Jr. once wrote that Eston Gozando would be a good name for a baseball player but that it really meant "I am coming" in Portuguese.
Interesting... My wife has always said that gozar has been sullied to the point that it can no longer be used in its innocent form ("to enjoy"), but she never really told me what it meant. A quick peek here verifies it: "Eu estou gozando=I'm coming!"
Actually, this is kind of annoying because there is no really good direct translation for "to enjoy" since that one is tainted.

I was always told that Brazilians "arrive" (chegar). Perhaps the more naughty ones are gozando.
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I cannot resist appending an apposite limerick:

There was a young plumber of Leigh
Was plumbing a maid by the sea.
Said the maid, "Cease your plumbing;
I think someone's coming."
Said the plumber, still plumbing, "It's me."

Il y avait un plombier, Francois,
Qui plombait sa femme dans le Bois.
Dit-elle, "Arretez!
J'entends quelqu'un venait."
Dit le plombier, en plombant, "C'est moi."
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I cannot resist appending an apposite limerick:
Oh how I wish I could confer a prize unto you!
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:23 AM
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[QUOTE=gitfiddle]I guess that's one of those things that you hear once in a foreign language and you assume it's what everybody says.../QUOTE]

"... so the Japanese general turns to the American tycoon and says 'What do you mean, "wrong hole"?'"
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Oh how I wish I could confer a prize unto you!
I'll be darned. I thought only my lovers said that.
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The very proper British are known to say "Oh dear, I seem to be arriving."
Pah! Ridiculous! The British don't have orgasms, do we Agnes?

"No dear."
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"... so the Japanese general turns to the American tycoon and says 'What do you mean, "wrong hole"?'"
Takahai.
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The very proper British are known to say "Oh dear, I seem to be arriving."
Not "Just bite your pillow and think of England"?
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Are men supposed to announce an orgasm? Usually rolling over and falling asleep gets the point across for me.
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I've never heard "gicler" used in this context. To me, it sounds like something a 16-year-old boy would say. Jouir and venir are the words I've always heard to describe this.
OK, fair enough. The last time I heard it I was a 16-year-old boy.
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OK, fair enough. The last time I heard it I was a 16-year-old boy.
That makes sense.
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Well, you're Aussie. I thought you guys said, "Pass me my beer."

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A variation on iku is i'chau, usually said by women. The ~chau ending means "to have done [something]." It's a bit childish-sounding and it's sometimes used in a way that conveys a feeling of "by accident," "not by choice," "without volition." So basically, it means that she's going to have an orgasm, it's happening to her, and she has no control over it. It's kind of like saying "Ooh, you're gonna make me come."

Bonus vocabulary:
etchi-suru - to do the nasty, get sexy, do [something] sexy
irete - put [it] in
bisho-bisho - soaking wet, sopping, dripping
yaru - to do [it/her/him], nail, bang, fuck (as seen in Kill Bill v.2 when Gogo asks the guy in the bar, "atashi ni yaritai no" - "do you want to fuck me?")

My personal favorite word for penis is dankon (lit: man root), but any woman I used that with in a serious way would probably collapse giggling because it sounds like something from a bad romance. That's probably why I like it
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IIRC, the phrase in Russian translates as "I'm finishing" and the verb carries such a strong sexual connotation that other forms of the verb for "to finish" must be used when you're not talking about orgasms.
Exact same story in Hebrew (which is not surprising, considering the amount of slang -- sometimes *not* even translated! -- that we've borrowed from Russian)
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What phrasebook is that, the Berlitz Guide to Hot Sex?
Frommer's "French Sex on $65 a Day".
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