How would I say "you are so bad, someone needs to tame you." My guess is "to sei troppo male, Qualcuno dove addomesticarti."
Lsplsp said:"Sei cattiva, qualcuno dovrebbe darti una lezione..." Apparently you have interesting plans for the weekend.
Forse perfida..crudele se proprio deve essere un gioco!!!!moodywop said:Lsp
The way I've heard You're so bad used by my American friends is as a jocular response to someone's (just as jocular) sexual innuendo or teasing/flirtatious remarks. Sei cattiva sounds like a serious accusation(unless you say Come sei cattiva! jocularly in response to a girl's bitchy remarks).
I really can't think of anything closely resembling You're so bad in Italian in this sense. Alfry, Silvia - any ideas?
I'd definitely go for tremenda. Bravissimo, giocc. The trouble with monello, birichino etc is that they sound too mild in a context loaded with sexual overtones.Alfry said:tremenda, si, mi piace anche tremenda, ottimo giocc
What a compliment, thanks! "You're so bad" has many, many uses! You're right, moodywop, but Leenico is talking to a girl... (read a few of his posts, get to know him a little, and you'll agree, right, Lee? ) His second post really clears it up...moodywop said:I'd definitely go for tremenda. Bravissimo, giocc. The trouble with monello, birichino etc is that they sound too mild in a context loaded with sexual overtones.
Btw (but I'd wait for Lsp's expert opinion on U.S. slang), at least the way I've heard it used, you're so bad can also be used by a guy as a jocular half-disapproving response to a one-track-minded male friend who keeps making lewd remarks about women in the street. Sei tremendo would sound perfect in this context.
He's flirting back to her... pretending to scold her, calling her bad - all with a wink and a smile - and implying she's wild (unbridled they called it in more romantic times ), and needs to be tamed by some big strong man. It's classic that the guys here wish him well!leenico said:What if it were a girl who is always saying suggestive things to you?
leenico said:What if it were a girl who is always saying suggestive things to you?