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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
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Summary of answers provided
4voi russi che razza di lingua avete
Chiara Santoriello
4la vostra lingua é davvero brutta!
laurab
4voi russi avete una brutta linguasara sesta
4Quando parlano i russi sembra che facciano i gargarismi
Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
3La lingua di voi russi è davvero difficileManuela Carbone


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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
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
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voi russi avete una brutta lingua


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sara sesta
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La lingua di voi russi è davvero difficile


Explanation:
Il problema è il contesto, è vero, ma se fosse "bad language" nel senso di difficile (da capire), ostico, ecc? E' solo un'idea.
Buon lavoro
Manuela

Manuela Carbone
Italy
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voi russi che razza di lingua avete


Explanation:


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.

It's just my proposal.

Chiara


Chiara Santoriello
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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.

Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
Italy
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