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    You are the best.

    I want to write to a friend the following in an email.

    You are the best.
    In Russian ' Вы являетесь лучшими '.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: You are the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorky
    I want to write to a friend the following in an email.

    You are the best.
    In Russian ' Вы являетесь лучшими '.

    Am I correct?
    Too pompous.

    Just Вы - лучшие or Ты - лучший.

    (pl.) Вы - лучшие
    (sing. polite) Вы - лучший masc. (Вы - лучшая fem.)
    (sing. simple) Ты - лучший masc. (Ты - лучшая fem.)
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    I think in his context he means, "you are very nice". As in:

    - Will you do me a favor and fetch me some vodka?
    - Sure!
    - You are the best!

    So in this case, maybe:
    ты милейший! Man
    ты милейшая! Woman
    ??
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    My sense of Russian isn't very developed, but Ты - лучший does sound a little funny to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    My sense of Russian isn't very developed, but Ты - лучший does sound a little funny to me
    It's ok. It's pronounced without any pauses (the dash here is just for grammar purposes only)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    My sense of Russian isn't very developed, but Ты - лучший does sound a little funny to me
    It's ok. It's pronounced without any pauses (the dash here is just for grammar purposes only)
    I don't quite agree with Ramil here. You can use English phrase "You are the best!" far more widely than Russian "Ты лучший!". For example than adressing to a girl, it's better to say "Ты - прелесть!", to a guy - "Ты - молоток!" or so. At many cases these or some other phrases can be more appropriate translation of "You are the best!"
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I think in his context he means, "you are very nice". As in:

    - Will you do me a favor and fetch me some vodka?
    - Sure!
    - You are the best!

    So in this case, maybe:
    ты милейший! Man
    ты милейшая! Woman
    ??
    Так не говорят. "You are very nice" is the best way to say here:
    Ты очень мил! Man
    Ты очень мила! Woman
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Ты - супер!
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    My sense of Russian isn't very developed, but Ты - лучший does sound a little funny to me
    It sounds absolutely ok.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Ты - супер!
    А чего смешного? Так говорят гораздо чаще, чем "Ты - лучший".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Так говорят гораздо чаще, чем "Ты - лучший".
    Так я этого и не отрицаю... Наоборот, подсказала верный вариант. :P
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    May I ask an additional question here.
    I want to write the following in Russian.

    You have a beautiful name.

    у теба еств красивое название.
    [ Is my Russian sentence correct?]

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    I'd say this:

    У тебя - очень красивое имя.

    The word "название" is for inanimate objects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moryachka
    I'd say this:

    У тебя - очень красивое имя.

    The word "название" is for inanimate objects.
    I would say so as well except I'd amend the punctuation.
    У тебя очень красивое имя.
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    Thanks, ReDSanchous!
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    hey, how did that "очень" sneak in there? Gorky didn't write "you have a very beautiful name"
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
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    Thanks everybody
    Kalinka, I would agree with you. However, it is not a big problem.

    By the way, you have a very beautiful name.
    Kстати У тебя очень красивое имя.

    How about my Russian translation? Is it flawed?

    According to my Oxford Russian dictionary, the Russian word 'Kстати' stands for 'by the way', You might think otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorky
    Kстати, у тебя очень красивое имя.

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    According to my Oxford Russian dictionary, the Russian word 'Kстати' stands for 'by the way', You might think otherwise.
    It does.
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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