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"ATTN Russian-speakers"
 
   In the interest of not subjecting you to more Google Translate, I need to know (with Cyrillic and Roman transcriptions, if you'd be so kind) how you would tell someone, "You are a terrible dancer." (In a matter-of-fact sort of way, not trying to be mean about it, if there's a distinction to be made there.)

Thanks!

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Jan-18-17, 08:46 AM (EST)
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1. "RE: ATTN Russian-speakers"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-18-17 AT 09:01 AM (EST)
 
Из тебя танцор ужасный.
Iz tebya tantsor uzhasnyy.

Ты отвратительно танцуешь.
Ty otvratitel'no tantsuyesh'.

I think second one is the one you need. Because one can... twist first one into meaning "terrific", but second could not be. Mind, it needs correct intonations - or correct delusions. I need to think on that.


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2. "RE: ATTN Russian-speakers"
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   Probably, in a polite way, instead of declaration one can ask someone not to dance any more.
<Insert name here>, пожалуйста, не танцуй больше.
pozhaluysta, ne tantsuy bol'she.

If you want more of begging, please goes to the end.

And simply saying "You are a bad dancer" without noting that yes, not merely bad, but very, very bad, so much bad you are terrible, would also be more polite and go there. So,

Ты плохой танцор.
Ty plokhoy tantsor.

Of course, for female dancer you swap "плохой танцор" to "плохая танцовщица" (plokhaya tantsovshchitsa) and "танцор ужасный" to "танцовщица ужасная" (tantsovshchitsa uzhasnaya), because gendered forms.
Oh, terrible and horrible got a bit of sameness here, note.


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3. "RE: ATTN Russian-speakers"
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   Thanks! If the context calls for changes once the scene this is for comes out, you can always let me know and I'll adjust it further. This should be a good starting point, though.

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