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02:26 Feb 26, 2002
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:You Russians have a bad language
I am making a political cartoon on nationalism and i want to know
Bobby, puns are the hardest things to translate. Give us a bit more info on the pun intended and your cartoon. ciao
02:37 Feb 26, 2002
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la vostra lingua é davvero brutta!
Explanation: meaning "your language is horrible" but as Paola says, it's really very difficult to translate puns - seeing the cartoon or maybe knowing what kind of irony you're putting to it would help. You can also say:" voi Russi parlate davvero male!" meaning you don't speak well, or do you mean their language is unappropriate (which would be "voi Russi siete volgari")? As you can see, it's very tricky. Bye
laurab Mexico Local time: 07:13 Native speaker of: Italian PRO pts in pair: 46
As you probably know, the word "razza" means kind or sort. I think it could be the right choice because in my opinion it has a broader meaning than difficile, complicata, etc. and of course a negative connotation.
Quando parlano i russi sembra che facciano i gargarismi
Explanation: A funny, free translation which could work as a pun if you mean that Russian sounds horrible as a language (which I do not believe, but never mind...). Some context would be needed, really.