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    English saying into Russian, if there is an equivalent.

    How do you say ...

    "You are evil."

    ... in Russian.

    I don't know how to get across the intent of the expression. In english it is just an expression used between friends. It does not mean one person is actually evil or malevolent. It is sort of an idiom. When someone says to their friend, "You're evil," it basically means that the friend got the best of them or got on their nerves.

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    Re: English saying into Russian, if there is an equivalent.

    Quote Originally Posted by hnf
    How do you say ...

    "You are evil."

    ... in Russian. ...
    Ну ты прохиндей!
    Ах ты жучина!
    Ну ты жук!
    Ну и жук же ты!
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    Well, I experimented on my friend. The result is:
    Ах ты зараза!
    (BTWб "прохиндей" seems too sophisticated to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Well, I experimented on my friend. The result is:
    Ах ты зараза!
    (BTWб "прохиндей" seems too sophisticated to me).
    Мне "зараза" кажется очень грубым, потому что зараза = инфекция.
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    what about ах ты козёл! but said in a clearly joking/ friendly manner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    what about ах ты козёл! but said in a clearly joking/ friendly manner?
    You risk getting a nice friendly punch in your teeth Козёл is an offensive word (in relation to humans) so you can't say it in a friendly/joking manner.

    You are evil - Ты - злю́ка/злы́день (in a jocking/friendly manner).
    You are evil - Ты - гад (well, can be used as both a not so heavy offence and in a friendly manner). Гадёныш - a little bit more offensive (except when addressing to a child).
    Вражи́на - from враг (enemy/foe) could be used in such a way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Гадёнышь - a little bit more offensive (except when addressing a child).
    Гаденыш (м.р.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Гадёнышь - a little bit more offensive (except when addressing a child).
    Гаденыш (м.р.)
    И на старуху бывает проруха.
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    Злые вы! Уйду я от вас!
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    Maybe, something like this?
    Ну и дьявол же ты!
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Maybe, something like this?
    Ну и дьявол же ты!
    Very pompous. Unless you say this in Padonki's manner: Аццкий сотона! (Hellish Satan)

    You can say also:
    Вот чёрт! (emotionally about someone: A true devil)
    When you say the same just in the air it translates as: Damn it! It's because the Russians say чёрт in the very cases the English speakers say "Shit!" when swearing)
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