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|Russian to English translations [PRO]|
|Russian term or phrase: гопник|
|Подскажите, пожалуйста, американский вариант выражения. Подойдет ли 'yob', 'yobbo'?|
Another couple of possibilities. Here are some examples, just for the fun of it. Don't follow the links unless you're willing to see some of the seedier side of the Internet.
My feeling is that a "street thug" is a low-level criminal who preys on vulnerable people on the street, whereas a "street tough" is less derogatory -- somebody who hangs out on the street, gets in the occasional fight, and maybe indulges in some recreational vandalism.
"A street tough named McGiff got himself skewered in Prospect Park with an Army surplus bayonet." (http://www.nytimes.com/1999/02/15/nyregion/with-brass-knuckl...
"Drawing on previously classified material, Simon Sebag Montefiore's new biography, Young Stalin, follows the despot through his formative years, from Georgian street tough to the Bolshevik revolution." http://www.newser.com/story/10372/young-stalin-follows-his-r...
"Givin food to my fam, damn, remember the first time
a street thug showed me how to pitch dimes
Only twelve in this hell where kids die . . ." (http://www.lyricsdownload.com/qb-s-finest-teenage-thug--nasm...
"You see in Texas we don't usually have stuff like that happen. As any street thug knows, that 50% of Texans are packing so there is a good chance you start crap like that scam you'll eventually get yourself shot." (http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=2433680;guest=67...
“The American Dream slayer is the unethical subprime lender,” shouted Barbara Anderson of the East Side Organizing Project. “A thug is a thug, whether a predatory-lending thug or a street thug.” http://savetheamericandream.org/2007/09/26/ntic-tells-countr...
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