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I was typing something in Chinese to a friend including 你这人 (or 你这个人), when I realized that I didn't have a good interpretation of it in English. It just feels like the sort of thing you say to somebody when you're pointing out something criticizable of theirs, but I don't know how to put it in words.

Something like this: 你这人,怎么能说那个乱话呢? (____, how can you say that messed-up stuff?)

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Why, you little <insert word of varying level of insult>, how can you say that messed up stuff?! –  Stumpy Joe Pete Feb 27 at 6:42
    
@StumpyJoePete Your way works too. Sounds good to my ear. –  user3992 Feb 27 at 6:44
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Just translate its meaning as "How dare you say that?" –  CA55CE37 Feb 27 at 7:15
    
Perhaps a variation of @StumpyJoePete's answer works too, just leaving out the <insert word of varying level of insult> and say "Why, you little..., how can you..." After all, it's not uncommon to omit the word of insult in English! –  Olle Linge Feb 27 at 11:55
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You, how can you say that messed-up stuff?

or just omit that and say

How can you say that messed-up stuff?
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Just:

Dude! How can you say that messed-up stuff?
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I must point out that the chinese statement is so odd. I guess it should be: 你这个人,怎么能乱说话呢? It is usually used in the situation that one had said something which is inappropriate. And you can use this sentance to criticize him/her.

And "你这个人" translate into English, I think "Hey you” is enough.

I am sorry my English is poor, but I think I have expressed my view.

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It should be:

Hey you! how can you say that messed-up stuff?
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Simple

Dude\Come on!\Man!\Buddy\Amigo\My friend, how can say than kind of stuff?!

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