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    look after your vocabulary

    Можно так сказать - "look after your vocabulary"? По-русски я хочу сказать "проследи за своим лексиконом" (например, если человек неприличными словами выражается ).
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    Думаю, там mind.
    Mind your vocabulary!
    Хорошо ли звучит vocabulary в этом значении, не знаю. Возможно, есть какое-то другое, устоявшееся выражение.
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    Watch your language! - Тут звучит лёгкая угроза.
    Можно Would you please refrain from using such language.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Thank you, Zaya and Lampada.

    Any ideas from natives?...
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    I've heard both Watch your mouth and watch your language.
    Correct my mistakes and I will give you +1 internets.

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    So "vocabulary" doesn't work here?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Оля asks:
    So "vocabulary" doesn't work here?
    It depends on the level of formality that you wish. For example a teacher grading a paper that contains some inappropriate language might write "Mind your vocabulary!" as suggested by Zaya.
    lexicon (n) Synonyms: vocabulary, vocabulary list, word list, lexis, idiolect, glossary, concordance
    Encarta(R) World English Dictionary [North American Edition] (2007) http://encarta.msn.com/thesaurus_/lexicon.html

    But when a person hears those words and takes offense they are more likely to fire back (say quickly) to the speaker, "Mind/Watch your tongue!", "Clean up your foul mouth!", "Wash your foul mouth out!" or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Watch your language! - Тут звучит лёгкая угроза.
    Можно Would you please refrain from using such language.
    "Сейчас без языка нельзя... из тебя шапку сделают..."
    Cogito Ergo Doleo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matroskin Kot
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Watch your language! - Тут звучит лёгкая угроза.
    Можно Would you please refrain from using such language.
    Спасибо, Котик!
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    "vocabulary" like lots of multisyllable Latin-derivatives, is a $64 word and generally will stay with the more technical meanings. That means "list of words", "lexicon", etc. rather than just "speech."

    Как и многие многосложные слова латинского происхождения, vocabulary является так сказать $64-словом /из высокого стиля/, и вообще выражает более точное определение нежели аморфное, то есть как выше писали "list of words", "lexicon" и пр. а не просто «речь».

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    my favorite is "do you kiss your grandmother with that mouth!?" (it indicates that you have a dirty mouth!!!)
    Io seeeiiiii che non posso parlare il russo come tu....

    Da vero, sono Italiano!

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    my mom made me eat soap once for having a poopy mouth.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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