To Consummate (Relationship)

Тема в разделе "Русский (Russian)", создана пользователем RhoKappa, 23 авг 2012.

  1. RhoKappa Senior Member

    Standard American English
    To consummate a relationship means that a couple is definitely together. He loves her, she loves him, they have already had sex, and their relationship is serious. A couple who is merely dating but not yet been fully intimate has yet to consummate their relationship. Как сказать по-русски?
  2. Syline Senior Member

    Does this include marriage?
  3. Maroseika Moderator

    Им нужно оформить свои отношения (meaning to marry officially).
  4. covar Senior Member

    Им нужно "довести до конца" свои отношения (get fucked наконец-то, а вступать в брак не обязательно).
  5. Maroseika Moderator

    Отношения in modern Russian presume sex. And according to the topic starter, "they have already had sex".

    I guess we need RhoKappa to clarify what kind of consummation he means.
  6. covar Senior Member

    To consummate a relationship означает, что они уже had sex.

    А эти были просто "знакомы", у них "интима" (в полном смысле этого слова) ещё не было, и они должны ещё "довести до (логического) конца свои отношения" ("довершить свои отношения хорошим сексом").
  7. Maroseika Moderator

    Пожалуй вы правы, я думал, первая часть - описание ситуации до consummation. Черт его знает, как это сказать на современном языке. В голову приходит только устарелое "сблизиться".
  8. covar Senior Member

    "Ты - моя" сказать лишь могут руки,
    Что срывали чёрную чадру.

    (IMHO) В русском нельзя найти аналог формального и холодного английского "To consummate a relationship".
  9. Maroseika Moderator

    Посоветовать РиоКаппе не умничать и показать пальцем?
  10. RhoKappa Senior Member

    Standard American English
    Here is the definition, according to Wikipedia.

    Consummation or consummation of a marriage, in many traditions and statutes of civil or religious law, is the first (or first officially credited) act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriage to each other or after a prolonged sexual attraction.

    My compact dictionary does not offer a translation for the term, so referring to my larger dictionary, the Russian word there is осуществлять. Is that correct, or does it sound bookish? In English, the term is commonly used to refer to a couple who are undoubtedly together, that they are sexually active and they have a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Here are some sample usages in English.

    1. Sergei and Maria consummated their relationship after one month of dating. (In this case, although marriage is not official, it is understood here that they are no doubt a couple, since together they had sex and are committed to each other.)
    2. Did you consummate the relationship with Natasha? (In other words, did you finally have sex with Natasha and she is now your girlfriend?)

    Consummation in these contexts mean that a man-woman relationship has transcended beyond just dinners, movies and going out bowling and having fun together without having sex. The relationship has progressed to the physical, and to something very serious.

    I hope this makes sense here. There must be a term in Russian to refer to this state of relationship beyond just going out to dinner together.
  11. Maroseika Moderator

    It's not correct, it means just 'accomplish", 'realize'. i.e. it is quite universal and requires a supplment - accomplish what?
    There is Russian word консумация or консуммация, but it is very special and absolutely unknown in the litarary speech.

    I don't think there us any adequate one-two-word translation of this thing. Вступить в половую связь is very formal, начали трахаться is very rude, although I don't know actually to what kind of style the English word refers.
    But there are many ways to express the very notion by use of various figuartive words, like:
    Их встречи переросли в отношения.
    Они сблизились (у них произошла близость) - a bit obsolete.
    У них дошло до постели.
    Они стали спать вместе.
  12. lectrice Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    To consummate a relationship - Вступить в интимные отношения.
  13. gvozd Senior Member

    "Вступать" в интимные отношения можно по 10 раз в неделю с разными партнерами. Топикстартер спрашивает о переходе отношений двух людей на качественно новый уровень.
  14. YKYPEH

    YKYPEH Member

    The original English expression means "to bring to completion". It may also refer to "bringing a marriage to completion by having sexual intercourse". It doesn't make much sense to use this word with respect to any "relationship" other than marriage, because only marriage can be "consummated" by having sexual intercourse. Intercourse is considered to be "part of the deal" in marriage, whereas such an assumption may not necessarily be valid with respect to other types of relationships. Therefore, I cannot find any cognates in Russian.
    Последнее редактирование: 23 авг 2012
  15. Syline Senior Member

    осуществить брачные отношения or консуммировать брак
  16. Syline Senior Member

    Можно. На русском это звучит так же формально и холодно.
  17. gvozd Senior Member

    1. А если до брака еще не дошло, просто секс? Как перевести?
    2. Это по-русски вообще? Вспомнил объявление на стене завода: "Граждане! В связи с закрытием на ремонт столовой №2 просим вас осуществлять питание в столовой №5".
  18. covar Senior Member

    consummation of marriage -full sexual intercourse between married persons after their marriage by the insertion of the penis into the vagina. Inability to consummate because of impotence or refusal to consummate is a ground for nullity of the marriage.
    Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.

    Это (consummation of marriage) я ещё могу понять. Юристы всегда и везде были косноязычны.

    Но (consummate a relationship) звучит для меня дико.

    PS. И подумал сразу, а как же быть с геями и лесбиянками? Особенно с браками между ними.
    Последнее редактирование: 24 авг 2012
  19. Syline Senior Member

    1. Насколько я поняла, данный термин как раз подразумевает наличие официально зарегистрированного брака.
    2. Судя по всему, да.
  20. YKYPEH

    YKYPEH Member

    Вот в том и дело, что ТС смешивает понятия. Скажем, имеется контракт, в котором определены взаимные обязанности сторон. Когда обязанности выполнены, контракт считается консумированным. Брак - это тоже контракт с определенными обязанностями.
    " some Western traditions, a marriage is not considered a binding contract until and unless it has been consummated..."
    Остальные виды "oтношений" не попадают под определение контракта, поэтому в них и консумировать нечего.

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