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    meticulous

    How would that be said in Russian? (or something else similar that basically means "pays very close attention to details")

    "He is a very meticulous person"

    and of course, is there a word that would be similar to "anal"?

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    "мелочный; дотошный;..." ©Lingvo
    Is it what you need? Both these words have a negative meaning

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    Meticilous: тщательный, and Rostova the english word doesn't have a negative connotation.
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    "Дотошный" doesn't have a negative connotation in Russian either. One more synonym: "скрупулезный".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesh
    "Дотошный" doesn't have a negative connotation in Russian either. One more synonym: "скрупулезный".
    Скрупулёзный.
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    "Дотошный" doesn't have a negative connotation in Russian either.
    Sometimes, it does. It depends on the situation.

    Lampada, maybe, Vesh doesn't have ё on his keyboard
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    Re: meticulous

    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    and of course, is there a word that would be similar to "anal"?

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    Ummm, анальный? As in anal probe?

    If you mean anal-retentive, then this word is probably sufficiently close

    занудный
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    занудный translates as draggy into English, so, imho, that's not the right word for meticulous.
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    Re: meticulous

    Quote Originally Posted by adoc

    As in anal probe?
    заднепроходный зонд?

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    Что-то типа этого
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    занудный translates as draggy into English, so, imho, that's not the right word for meticulous.
    Why meticulous??? Anal.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Never heard of this usage of the word 'занудный'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Never heard of this usage of the word 'занудный'.
    I did, since I am.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    I beg your pardon?! Are you saying you're занудный meaning anal?
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    Anal is meticulous with a negative connotation.

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    Noooo... is it?? Anal is being... anal! Nothing to do with meticulousness!
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    Look at what I have found in the English dictionary.

    anal or anal-retentive - giving too much attention to details in a way that annoys people
    © Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2002

    kalinka_vinnie you've never heard this before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    I beg your pardon?! Are you saying you're занудный meaning anal?
    Argh! Apparently, not me alone.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Look at what I have found in the English dictionary.

    anal or anal-retentive - giving too much attention to details in a way that annoys people
    © Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2002

    kalinka_vinnie you've never heard this before?
    I think that the dictionary is wrong. It is hard to describe "anal retentive" and the dictionary tries to give too simple of an answer.
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