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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?! Feb 27, 2014 at 6:42
  • @StumpyJoePete Your way works too. Sounds good to my ear.
    – user3992
    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:44
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    Just translate its meaning as "How dare you say that?"
    – xqMogvKW
    Feb 27, 2014 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, 2014 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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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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