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Any useful words to tell kids to behave?


postie 7 | 112  
9 Nov 2007 /  #1
My Polish mate has a right little bastard of a 7 year old boy. The kid is very rude and ignorant, and with only a tiny bit of English as he's only been in the UK since July. Although sometimes, if he wants something, he seems to be able to use a bit of English.

I've tried being polite and asking him how school is, in Polish, and I always say hello to him when I go to my mates flat, i bought him a English-Polish children's picture dictionary...for it to be ripped up.

So, now, I'm ignoring the little bastard when I go around to my mate's flat. Which seems to be working better than making an effort.

But being an incredibly rude kid, he'll make a pest of himself. Like kicking over cans of lager, or throwing things at me... or getting everything out of my work bag and throwing them around. (and yeah, I know this is a parenting issue, but it isn't my business to say to my mate how to raise his kids)

So... what phrases or words can i use to tell the little bastard to p*ss off, behave, stop being a brat, don't be so rude. :)

But, in a way that wouldn't be outright swearing... because I don't think you should swear at kids.
tomekcatkins 8 | 130  
9 Nov 2007 /  #2
Oh I think if grab him firm and tell him that the next time he throws something at you he will be hit, then I'm sure he will understand. Maybe get angry and raise your voice. - Children are not that stupid and they will simmer down if they see it got serious. He he.

It's not that children are bad at that age, but they just look how far they can go. :-)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Nov 2007 /  #3
well mate... whats worse... a little sh!t or parents who cant see that their sprogs are little sh!ts...?

whilst it might be none of your business telling your mate how to raise his kids that doesnt excuse the behaviour of his son, nor the fact that your mate doesnt seem able to see how badly his son is behaving...

from what youve described the son is behaving like a little sh!t... tell your mate that his son is behaving like a little sh!t and take it from there... failing that, suggest a game of football, put little sh!t in goal and blast the fuk out of him... might teach him a lesson his father seems unable to
krysia 23 | 3,058  
9 Nov 2007 /  #4
Have no idea. My son is 4 and very well behaved so never have to tell him off. :)
you can say : przestań - stop it
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Nov 2007 /  #5
Hmmm, its always a difficult one, I had a very good friend (frends for nearly 30 years) and her son is the spawn of the devil - but in her eyes he is an angel!!! I just used to give him "that look" and he stayed away :)
miranda  
9 Nov 2007 /  #6
uspokój się!!!!! - calm down
przestań-!!!!!!!! stop it
Ty gówniarzu!!!!!!!! - you little sh!t*
Ja Ci pokarzę!!!!!!!!- I will show you
Ty mały gnojku!!!!! - you little sh!t*
Ja nie przestaniesz, to powiem Tacie!!!!- if you don't stop, I will tell your dady

*optional in case you change you mind about not calling him names
randompal 7 | 306  
9 Nov 2007 /  #7
jeszcze raz i dostaniesz mokrą ścierką w pysk-do it one more time and I'll slap you accross the face with a damp cloth (try it, it hurts but doesnt leave permanent marks)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Nov 2007 /  #8
just out of interest, is violence acceptable if it doesnt leave a mark...?
randompal 7 | 306  
9 Nov 2007 /  #10
wow this girls in the clip needs one of those damp cloths!! the wife too!!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Nov 2007 /  #11
I would suggest drowning!
randompal 7 | 306  
9 Nov 2007 /  #12
just out of interest, is violence acceptable if it doesnt leave a mark...?

actually no, and violence has been proven to be counterproductive if anything but one can always fantascize...
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
9 Nov 2007 /  #13
Ja Ci pokarzę!!!!!!!!- I will show you

that may be ambiguous ;)
miranda  
9 Nov 2007 /  #14
the kid is 7, so highly unlikely
Michal - | 1,865  
9 Nov 2007 /  #15
if you are talking to small children and you want them to stop doing something or to behave better say something like "prosze, zachowuj sie", which means behave yourself. You could add "ja dam ci klapsy", which is giving your child a good spank, not very politically correct in England right now but the Poles use this sort of language all the time.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
9 Nov 2007 /  #16
but the Poles use this sort of language all the time.

you told that you have been in Poland years ago ...

ja dam ci klapsy

to be correct "dam ci klapsa"
Michal - | 1,865  
9 Nov 2007 /  #17
dam ci klapsy

dam ci klapsy tez jest.

you told that you have been in Poland years ago ...

And what is your point, may I ask?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
9 Nov 2007 /  #18
You could add "ja dam ci klapsy",

The words are correct, the feel is terrible and cartainly gives away a foreign speaker.
It is unlikely that "dam ci klapsy" would be used. "Dami ci klapsa" is defintely correct.
Also, I doubt that a native Pole would start this with "Ja". That is bad style.

In general, it is best to avoid starting a sentence with the personal pronoun "Ja", unless the stress of the sentence is on that pronoun (for instance to differentiate form others, or to avoid confusion). For instance, once you wrote "Ja poprosze kawe". That was correct, but the context was different.
Michal - | 1,865  
9 Nov 2007 /  #19
Whoever said anything about me having any connections to Poland? Did I ever say any wielkie slowa na ten temat!!? In fact officially, in Slavic language ja is used, certainly in Russian but who cares anyway? It is a forum for fun, there are no prizes in the after life.

Such an important man speaking twenty languages by the age of seven with a daughter who speaks Polish without any trace of accent yet you have nothing more important to do that argue with polish and non Polish teenagers about wielki and duzy. I will continue to say ja and you can continue to say wielki samochod and I think that you look even more silly!

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