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    self-indulgent

    *When you say to someone that he/she is too self-indulgent, can you say like:

    1. You're too self indulgent.*
    2. You're too indulgent on yourself.
    3. You're too easy on yourself.

    Which of them are commonly used? Or anything better?
    Thank you.*

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    Re: self-indulgent

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    *When you say to someone that he/she is too self-indulgent, can you say like:

    1. You're too self indulgent.*
    2. You're too indulgent on yourself.
    3. You're too easy on yourself.

    Which of them are commonly used? Or anything better?
    Thank you.*
    Dear bouji:

    Numbers 1 and 3 sound natural. Number 2 does not.
    However, these are not sentences one would say lightly to another person. They are critical at a very personal level. Perhaps if you know the person very well, you could say these things in a light-hearted way, with a small laugh. But, as serious criticism of another person, anyone who says these things should be prepared for hurt feelings.

    Best wishes,

    Petra


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    Re: self-indulgent

    Thank you for your explanation and advice as well.

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