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    Just a couple of sentences.

    How do you say in Russian:

    1) This sentence/phrase/song sounds awkward

    2) I will stop joking around if it makes you feel better.

    Thanks in advance.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Re: Just a couple of sentences.

    1) This sentence/phrase/song sounds awkward

    I see two possibilities here:

    Это предложение/фраза/песня звучит неуклюже, неестественно, странно (awkward=unnatural, heavy)
    or
    Это предложение/фраза/песня звучит немного неприлично (awkward=embarrassing, suggestive)

    2) I will stop joking around if it makes you feel better.

    Я перестану шутить (to say strongly: валять дурака) если тебе это не нравится.
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    May be somebody can do better, I am not very confident in this case
    Find your inner Bart!

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    Re: Just a couple of sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    How do you say in Russian:

    1) This sentence/phrase/song sounds awkward

    2) I will stop joking around if it makes you feel better.

    Thanks in advance.
    awkward could be translated also as "нелепо"
    2) Я перестану валять дурака, если тебе от этого легче

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    Стоять с протянутой рукой было неловко, и я все же тронул ее за плечо.

    I looked awkward standing with the stretched arm, so I finally toucher her shoulder.
    Sorry to revive such an old thread but I came across another word for "awkward".

    Can you say:
    Это предложение/фраза/песня звучит неловко
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Everything except "песня" can be нелепыми.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Everything except "песня" can be нелепыми.
    Why the exception?
    Some of the songs that people try to translate on this forum are absolutelly нелепыe and even worse.

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    часто о таких фразах говорят «коряво»

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Everything except "песня" can be нелепыми.
    Why the exception?
    Some of the songs that people try to translate on this forum are absolutelly нелепыe and even worse.
    Oh... I meant "неловкими"!!! :P My erratum.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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