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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Adjectives and Adverbs
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 19. In this lesson, you'll learn slang adjectives and adverbs.
John: Here we will learn three new adjectives and one adverb to describe different things and situations.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: обалденный (abaldennyy)
Karina: навороченный (navorochennyy)
Karina: потешный (pateshnyy)
Karina: классно (klassna)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: обалденный (abaldennyy)
John: This literally means "get edged," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "amazing” or “mind-blowing."
Karina: [SLOW] обалденный [NORMAL] обалденный
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: обалденный
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that something is very cool and mind-blowing.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Они вчера устроили такую обалденную вечеринку! [SLOW] Они вчера устроили такую обалденную вечеринку!
John: "They threw such a mind-blowing party yesterday!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Они вчера устроили такую обалденную вечеринку!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: навороченный (navorochennyy)
John: This literally means "tricked out," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "fancy-pants, tricked out."
Karina: [SLOW] навороченный [NORMAL] навороченный
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: навороченный
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that something is very tricked out, hard to understand, or has too many functions/features.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Он купил себе навороченный телефон и теперь постоянно им хвастается. [SLOW] Он купил себе навороченный телефон и теперь постоянно им хвастается.
John: "He bought a fancy cell phone and has been constantly bragging about it ever since."
Karina: [NORMAL] Он купил себе навороченный телефон и теперь постоянно им хвастается.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: потешный (pateshnyy)
John: This slang comes from the word потеха ("fun"). As a slang expression, it means "funny."
Karina: [SLOW] потешный [NORMAL] потешный
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: потешный
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when something is very quirky or strange. It's not an offensive word.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] У него был такой потешный вид, что мы покатились со смеху. [SLOW] У него был такой потешный вид, что мы покатились со смеху.
John: "He had such a funny look that we burst out laughing."
Karina: [NORMAL] У него был такой потешный вид, что мы покатились со смеху.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: классно (klassna)
John: Which literally means "cool." As a slang expression, it means "cool, great."
Karina: [SLOW] классно [NORMAL] классно
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: классно
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you like something or want to compliment someone. You hear this slang a lot in Russia.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Классно поработали, ребята, продолжайте в том же духе. [SLOW] Классно поработали, ребята, продолжайте в том же духе.
John: "Great job guys, keep going."
Karina: [NORMAL] Классно поработали, ребята, продолжайте в том же духе.
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: Something with lots of settings that you don't know how to deal with properly...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: навороченный
John: "Fancy pants, tricked out."
John: Something mind blowing which you really enjoy...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: обалденный
John: "Amazing, mind blowing."
John: Something cool you are happy about...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: классно
John: "Cool, great."
John: Something that amuses you...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: потешный
John: "Funny."

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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