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    on your conscience

    Как сказать по-английски "это полностью на твоей совести"?

    It is entirely (wholly?) on your conscience?...
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    Is this a set phrase, used as a warning against doing something the speaker doesn't agree with?

    If so, I would probably say:

    "On your conscience be it!"

    That phrase has some pretty archaic grammar though, so you might be as likely to hear something like:

    "Let it be on your conscience then!"

    "It will be on your conscience!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Is this a set phrase, used as a warning against doing something the speaker doesn't agree with?
    No, it's just about something that is already happened

    I.E.:

    - We are dripping wet!
    - It is ....., because you didn't take the umbrella!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Is this a set phrase, used as a warning against doing something the speaker doesn't agree with?
    No, it's just about something that is already happened

    I.E.:

    - We are dripping wet!
    - It is ....., because you didn't take the umbrella!
    I think I'd be most likely to put "your fault" in that space.

    "It is on your conscience... " would be grammatically correct, but would be an odd thing to say in that context. I think "on your conscience..." has a more serious tone in English, it sounds weird if used in a trivial context.

    IMO and all that.

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    Thank you.
    But if I'd like to say it ironical? Is it ok as a joke?..
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    I know

    You sould jump around ans say: "I told you so"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Thank you.
    But if I'd like to say it ironical? Is it ok as a joke?..
    Yes, but "it is entirely your fault" would still work better, I think.

    It's hard to explain, but "... on your conscience..." just sounds... somehow odd in that context, and if it came from a foreigner, it would most likely sound like a strained direct translation.

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    Оля, conscience это не совесть в русскоязычном понимании. Это больше мораль. Хотя я могу ошибаться.
    It's all your fault в этой ситуации - самое лучшее.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Yes, but "it is entirely your fault" would still work better, I think.
    Ok, thank you, scotcher!

    P.S. Ramil, тебе тоже thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Оля, conscience это не совесть в русскоязычном понимании. Это больше мораль. Хотя я могу ошибаться.
    It's all your fault в этой ситуации - самое лучшее.
    Conscience can mean two things:
    совесть - "to have a bad conscience"
    сознание - "to lose conscince"
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    Um... What about 'consciousness' for «сознание»?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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