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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Verbs, Part 5
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to RussianPod101.com. I'm John.
Karina: And I'm Karina!
John: This is Must-know Russian Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 17. In this lesson, you'll learn slang verbs.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn four verbs that were criminal slang terms in the past, but are easily recognized and widely used by different groups of people nowadays.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: завалить (zavalit')
Karina: вестись (vestis')
Karina: фильтровать (filtrovat')
Karina: базарить (bazarit')
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: завалить (zavalit')
John: This literally means "to pull down," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "kill, take out."
Karina: [SLOW] завалить [NORMAL] завалить
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: завалить
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that somebody has killed somebody on purpose or in a fight (this usually refers to criminals).
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Его завалили в центре города в час пик. [SLOW] Его завалили в центре города в час пик.
John: "He was whacked in a city center during the rush hour."
Karina: [NORMAL] Его завалили в центре города в час пик.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: вестись (vestis')
John: This literally means "be conducted," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "be tricked."
Karina: [SLOW] вестись [NORMAL] вестись
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: вестись
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that somebody is being naive and is easily tricked.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Ну что ты ведёшься как ребёнок! [SLOW] Ну что ты ведёшься как ребёнок!
John: "You're as naive as a baby!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Ну что ты ведёшься как ребёнок!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: фильтровать (filtrovat')
John: This literally means "to filter." As a slang expression, it means "to mind what you say."
Karina: [SLOW] фильтровать [NORMAL] фильтровать
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: фильтровать
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to tell somebody to be careful with what they're saying.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Фильтруй базар! [SLOW] Фильтруй базар!
John: "Mind what you are saying!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Фильтруй базар!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: базарить (bazarit')
John: Which literally means "to make a bazaar." As a slang expression, it means "have a chat."
Karina: [SLOW] базарить [NORMAL] базарить
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: базарить
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say "chat" in a rude manner.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] О чём вы тут базарите? [SLOW] О чём вы тут базарите?
John: "What are you chatting about here?
Karina: [NORMAL] О чём вы тут базарите?
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I'll describe four situations, and you choose the correct expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: To believe in a lie without any doubts...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: вестись
John: "Be tricked."
John: To perform a brutal killing...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: завалить
John: "Kill, take out."
John: To have a man talk...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: базарить
John: "Have a chat."
John: to be cautious of what you say...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: фильтровать
John: "To mind what you say."

Outro

John: There you have it; you've mastered four Russian slang expressions! We have more vocab lists available at RussianPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Karina: Пока, пока.

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