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    Speaks to my idiocy!

    Как сказать по-русски "(sth) speaks to (sth)"

    Эта конструкция, грубо говоря, означает «подразумеваться» - но, думаю, не вполне...

    Кроме ее обычного значения (например, “he spoke to me"), употребляется как:

    - Your words speak to your lack of understanding

    - Your actions speak to your inexperience

    - The economic situation in this country speaks to a lack of scruples in big business.

    - The fact that you call me every day just speaks to the fact that you're not ready to let me grow up (Said to a "smother mother")

    Ну как? Есть эквивалент?

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    исправьте мои ошибки :P

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    Re: Speaks to my idiocy!

    it's говорить о...

    Informal/everyday: Ваши слова говорят о Вашей некомпетентности.
    Formal/bookish: Ваши слова свидетельствуют о Вашей некомпетентности.

    A ну? Есть эквивалент?
    "А ну" means nearly "Come on" / "Go ahead" and it's rude a bit.
    It would be better to use "Ну как?"
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    Re: Speaks to my idiocy!

    Спасибо, eugene-p

    Как интересно!

    удивляюсь тому, что буквальный эквивалент есть.
    исправьте мои ошибки :P

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    Re: Speaks to my idiocy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene-p
    it's говорить о...

    Informal/everyday: Ваши слова говорят о Вашей некомпетентности.
    This phrase isn't everyday indeed)..it's formal, nevertheless.
    In everyday speech it sounds like
    "да ты вообще ни о чём"(too rude) or
    "твои слова не в кассу"(not so rude, but unpleasant either) or
    "ты не в теме" (most common expression, it' hard to offend smbd by that)))
    yes, you got new participant of the forum, who likes slang phrases..that 3 expressions, that I gave, are in a use, indeed, and almost everybody in Moscow at least will understand you..mm, maybe some age limits..but it's true)
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