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    Have you lost weight?

    One of my good friends is Russian, and in fantastic shape, but there's an old guy at the restaurant where she's a hostess who always asks her if she's lost weight, and she doesn't even know who he is. It drives her nuts.

    So me, being the good friend that I am, like to throw in a russian phrase when speaking to her around other people to get a reaction out of her. Sometimes it's something blatantly sexual, last time I asked her "Aren't you Ukranian?" stuff like that.

    So I'm wondering what is the proper way to say "have you lost weight?" and if there's a way to suggest surprise or shock without explicitly saying so, that'd be great too.

    Thanks

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    Re: Have you lost weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by NineOne
    One of my good friends is Russian, and in fantastic shape, but there's an old guy at the restaurant where she's a hostess who always asks her if she's lost weight, and she doesn't even know who he is. It drives her nuts.

    So me, being the good friend that I am, like to throw in a russian phrase when speaking to her around other people to get a reaction out of her. Sometimes it's something blatantly sexual, last time I asked her "Aren't you Ukranian?" stuff like that.

    So I'm wondering what is the proper way to say "have you lost weight?" and if there's a way to suggest surprise or shock without explicitly saying so, that'd be great too.

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    How about simply "Ты худела?" I would also suggest that your friend "accidentally" dump a pot of coffee on his lap. That would probably put an end to those questions.

    UPDATE: Leof informs me that you should use "ты похудела" here. This is the perfective form, and that is preferable for your use here.
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    I agree with Leof. Otherwise it would sound like "have you been losing weight?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I agree with Leof. Otherwise it would sound like "have you been losing weight?"
    Precisely. I overlooked the aspect when refering to the dictionary...
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    Что-то ты отощала

    or

    Кожа да кости, ешь больше

    or

    Скажи нет диетическим таблеткам

    You'll get a reaction all right
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    Как насчет "ты убавила в весе?"

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    Anybody mind translating those suggestions for me?

    And while I can appreciate the suggestion she dump a pot of hot coffee in my lap, she usually settles for punching or kicking me, fortunately she's very little. Sometimes she goes for saying something offensive right back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Как насчет "ты убавила в весе?"
    можно

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    Как насчет

    Ешь больше. Ты так худая что ветер развевает тебя.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Как насчет

    Ешь больше. Ты такая худая что ветер развевает тебя.
    (Если со словом "так", то - "Ты так худа..."



    Впринципе можно. Но для меня лично не звучит

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Как насчет "ты убавила в весе?"
    Sounds bad (in literal meaning :) whereas "ты прибавила в весе" sounds good.

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    Спасибо. Я прибавляю в весе, потому что слишком много ем и никогда не упражняюсь...

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Как насчет "ты убавила в весе?"
    Sounds bad (in literal meaning whereas "ты прибавила в весе" sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Чушь ) Нормальное звучание, вроде
    Не очень нормальное. Чаще говорят "потерять вес" или "похудеть".

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    how about: " ты что, забыла кушать последные два месяца?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    how about: " ты что, забыла кушать последные два месяца?"
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    Again, could someone please translate these for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Чушь ) Нормальное звучание, вроде
    Не очень нормальное. Чаще говорят "потерять вес" или "похудеть".
    ну да, в принципе, согласен %)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NineOne
    Again, could someone please translate these for me?
    translate what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    how about: " ты что, забыла кушать последные два месяца?"
    I thought it had to be последних?

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