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    To be good/bad at something

    How exactly does this strange phrasing translate into Russian? "I'm good at tennis", "I'm bad at playing tennis"

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    Я хорош в теннисе. Я плох в игре в теннис.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    Я хорош в теннисе. Я плох в игре в теннис.
    I think the majority of Russians would say:

    Я хорошо/плохо играю в теннис.
    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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    Yes, but I take into account "exact phrasing".
    "Хорош/плох" in this case have some accent of bravado or excitement. "Она хороша в вечернем платье" - typical usage.

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