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Translations // naughty German pillow talk for saramichiru [Jun. 20th, 2005|09:22 am]


Some naughty German pillow talk was requested, regarding Weiß Kreuz fanfiction.

"I've wondered what the master seducer would sound like toying with crooning to his victim partner in his native tongue. So I was wondering if you would be able to do me a favor? Something along the lines of listing off a bunch of interesting phrases in this venue, anything you can come up with, from sweet to sultry to sadistic... After all, what he'd say would depend on if his prey partner is Brad, or Youji, or Aya, or Omi, and what position they have..."

Ahh! First of all, IMO german pillow talk sounds terrible. I believe german is not at all suitable for "Dirty Talk", because it sounds either rude or obscene, or simply dumpy. Unlike english dirty talk which is totally hot. So the answer could be that they - especially with an english partner - might be tempted to talk dirty in english because it sounds dirty, without slipping into cheap porn talk. Of course, blunt german talk can be a turn on as well when you're not a native german. XD

German sex terms are partly quite mechanical, the prime example being "Geschlechtsverkehr" (gender/sex traffic o_O;;) for "intercourse".

Anyway, I haven't had the time to think up interesting phrases, but for now here are a few suggestions for the samples which you supplied - some would never be said using the literal translation (too formal), so I provide a few choices of equal meaning and their respective reverse translations. (Unlike english, german seems to have more precise nuances when it comes to expressions, much is taken literal and the change of a word can make a big difference, but I could be biased XD)

- Those flowers suit you.
a) Diese Blumen stehen Dir gut. [in way of "these flowers look good on you".]

b) Diese Blumen passen zu Dir. [more personal. more along the line of "these flowers fit you (your personality)]

- I bet you wish you knew what I was saying, don't you?
a) Ich wette, Du wüßtest gerne, was ich sage, richtig? [literal translation and correct, however, one wouldn't necessarily append the "richtig?" after the comma. This negative ratification is a style found in the english language to indicate a rhetorical question, but there isn't a stylistic counterpart in german. We would -if at all- rather append a "right?" at the end (to ask for confirmation), which is what I did in the sample.]

b) Du wüßtest wohl gerne, was ich sage, hm? [more colloquial and easy going, and more likely to be said. You can also say "Du wüßtest wohl gerne, was ich gerade sage, hm?", where the "gerade" or "jetzt" means "now"/"in the moment".]

- Let me hear you beg for it.
a) Ich möchte hören, wie Du darum bettelst. [literal translation.]

b) Ich möchte hören, wie Du darum bittest ["bitten" rather than "betteln" means "to ask for". when the tone isn't very rough or dominating ^_~]

c) Bitte mich darum [would literally translate back to "ask me for it"]

d) Ich möchte Dich betteln hören! [would most likely be said! Meets "I want to hear you beg for it!". You can also say "Ich möchte, daß Du bettelst!" = "I want you to beg!".]

e) Bettel! (or) Fleh mich an! [imperative short form]

- Feels good, doesn't it?
Fühlt sich gut an, nicht wahr? [and if you add a "Das" in the beginning, it's like "That feels good..."]

- I like you this way.
a) Auf diese Weise mag ich dich [literal :/]

b) So mag ich Dich. [better. "That's how I like you"]

c) So sehe ich Dich gerne. ["I like seeing you this way"]

d) Ich mag Dich so wie Du bist [when not meant in a naughty way "I like you the way you are"]

- That's right... you want more, don't you?
a) Genau so... Du willst mehr, nicht wahr? [The literal translation would have been "Das ist richtig..." or "Richtig so...", but that's a bit formal somehow.]

b) Ja, so... Du hast noch nicht genug, was? [or "...Du hast immer noch nicht genug..." which hints at the recipient being insatiable/ not satisfied yet. XD]

- Oh, you mean like this?
Oh, etwa so? [shortened from "Oh, meinst Du etwa so?" We tend to shorten things... ;)]
So? *suggestively raised brow* [That is IMO very likely as well ^^]

Literal translation would have been "Oh, Du meinst (ich soll ...) auf diese Art un Weise (machen)? ["Oh, you mean (I should do it) like this?" / "Oh, you want me to do it like this?"] It's got a slightly different meaning

Isn't that weird? If I translate it literally, the meaning changes, so that the actual german equivalent to your sentence would comply with a varied english phrase. Talk about language barriers and misunderstandings...

- Nobody will hear you but me. Scream all you like. I like it when you scream.
a) Außer mir wird Dich keiner hören. Schrei soviel Du willst. Ich mag es, wenn du schreist. [literal. You can also say "Außer mir wird Dich ja doch keiner hören...", this complies with "Nobody except me will hear you anyway..."

b) Es macht mich an, wenn du schreist. [also "Es törnt mich an..." or "Es macht mich heiß..." for "being turned on" by the screaming.]

- More.
a) Mehr. [direct translation]

b) Weiter. [in sense of "Go on".]

In case that is meant as... encouragement while fucking making love *cough*, you could encouragingly scream "härter"/"stärker"/ "tiefer" for "harder!" or "deeper". ^_^;;

Aha ha ha. Helpful? Any more?

German corrections etc accepted as usual. Everything's up for discussion, after all it's up to the individual and the situation what is most appropriate. :P

[User Picture]From: saramichiru
2005-06-21 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm a fan of natural languages in all their wonderfully nuanced complexity, so this "phrase dissection" thrills me (in a different way than might be implied, ahahaha XD). Man, if I had the units to burn, I'd take up a German language course in a heartbeat...

And on the other level: Yes, wonderfully helpful. XD If I come up with anything else just as obscene desirable and needing translation, I shall consult you again. (Hm, how about "Take me~" but of course that wouldn't be coming from me. of course not.) If you come up with any other interesting phrases, I'd love to hear those, too :D And, of course, many humble thanks for undertaking my whimsical request. ::polite bow:: X3
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[User Picture]From: hungry_worm
2005-06-21 11:08 am (UTC)
"Take me!" -> Nimm mich!
"Take me now!" -> Nimm mich jetzt!

And you're welcome ^.^
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for these! please keep posting :)
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[User Picture]From: hungry_worm
2010-05-18 08:31 pm (UTC)
I'm currently rather busy with other things, but if you've got something specific (that I can actually answer), feel free to ask. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-08 08:45 pm (UTC)

how do you say.

i want you so bad ;)))
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-06 08:33 am (UTC)

Re: how do you say.

Ich will dich so sehr

Will is pronounced as vill
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[User Picture]From: egocentrifuge
2011-01-03 12:28 am (UTC)
You have no idea how much I needed something like this xD I'm pretty fluent in German (had it in school, and I've been living here for a while now) but the first time I was in bed with someone I completely clammed up. I'm curious to know (five years after this was posted) what a more casual term for an erection would be; e.i. boner, hard-on, 'being hard.' Same goes for orgasm, something along the lines of to come/cum - I can't say Orgasmus/Höhepunkt without laughing.

Es macht mich an/heiss is most helpful. You're a lifesaver <3
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-01-26 12:57 am (UTC)
die Latte. Wann sagt mein Freund, Ich habe eine Latte, Ah ich bin so geil
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-01-26 12:59 am (UTC)
kommen. Ich komme! The same as in english
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-09-11 03:02 am (UTC)
Ich habe in einem deutschen Pornofilm gehört "Gib's mir!" (Gib es mir! -- Give it to me!)

Ich will...
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-03-26 08:53 pm (UTC)
Spritz auf meine Titten!
-Cum on my tits
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From: (Anonymous)
2014-03-03 05:45 pm (UTC)
"it sounds either rude or obscene"...isn't this the whole point of talking dirty?
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[User Picture]From: hungry_worm
2014-03-03 06:19 pm (UTC)
You've got a point, but there's sexy talk that sounds dirty in the sexy way, and then there's something that just sounds so... flat out plump that it isn't sexy, just gross. I personally would interpret "dirty talking" as sexy talk, not as crude sexist or misogynistic etc. remarks. However, as everyone get's turned on by something different, what works for one might not work for the other and vice versa. Whatever floats your boat - where else would that fit better?! ;-)
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