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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 01:32 pm
Would you please give me some formal and informal/colloquial/idiomatic alternatives to the phrases ‘don't take it personally’ and ‘don't take it to heart’?

Thank you.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 02:58 pm
@paok1970,
Don't think I'm referring to just you, but I don't like other people in my kitchen when I'm cooking.

Don't let it hurt your feelings that you didn't get first prize.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 03:11 pm
@paok1970,
"It is/was not an ad hominem."
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centrox
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:37 pm
Don't be offended/upset/hurt. Don't interpret what I am about to say as a criticism of you.

paok1970
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:47 pm
@centrox,
Please let your wife translate the following phrase into English. I know that she speaks Italian as well as other languages.

Prendersela a male

Thank you
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centrox
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:49 pm
She says the nearest she can think of in English is to "take offence" or "take amiss", also it could mean "take to heart" or "take personally". Her phrase book has this:

Il Commissario Bangemann è libero di prendersela a male.
Commissioner Bangemann should take this to heart.

To take something to heart can mean to learn a personal lesson, to realise that something applies to oneself personally.


paok1970
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:55 pm
@centrox,
What about this?

When I told him he was way too short for his age, he took it badly.

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centrox
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:56 pm
@paok1970,
paok1970 wrote:
What about this?

When I told him he was way too short for his age, he took it badly.

Yes! He was angry and insulted. He said, "Are you calling me a dwarf?"
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 04:57 pm
@centrox,
Please say thanks to your wife for the help.
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layman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 10:20 pm
@paok1970,
paok1970 wrote:

Would you please give me some formal and informal/colloquial/idiomatic alternatives to the phrases ‘don't take it personally
Thank you.


Don't be a God-damned cheese-eating snowflake.

Don't go all drama-queen on my ass when I tell you this.

I aint tryin to give no offense, so don't go takin none.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 28 Dec, 2017 11:34 pm
@layman,
Don't get pissed off, but.....
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