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INTRODUCTION
John: Words Used among University Students
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 2. In this lesson, you'll learn words used among university students.
John: These words are widely used by people of all ages but are mainly used by educated people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: препод (prepat)
Karina: студик (studik)
Karina: студак (studak)
Karina: академ (akadem)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: препод (prepat)
John: This means "teacher."
Karina: [SLOW] препод [NORMAL] препод
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: препод
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to refer to a teacher in a slightly disrespectful, but still neutral, way. Usually you wouldn’t say this directly to your teacher.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Препод по математике сводит меня с ума. [SLOW] Препод по математике сводит меня с ума.
John: "My math teacher drives me crazy."
Karina: [NORMAL] Препод по математике сводит меня с ума.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: студик (studik)
John: This means "student."
Karina: [SLOW] студик [NORMAL] студик
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: студик
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say "student" in a slightly disrespectful manner.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Студики опять ушли курить. [SLOW] Студики опять ушли курить.
John: "The students went out to smoke again."
Karina: [NORMAL] Студики опять ушли курить.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: студак (studak)
John: This literally means "student ID."
Karina: [SLOW] студак [NORMAL] студак
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: студак
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to shorten the term "student ID card."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Где мой студак? [SLOW] Где мой студак?
John: "Where is my student ID?"
Karina: [NORMAL] Где мой студак?
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: академ (akadem)
John: Which is a shortened version of "academic leave, sabbatical year, gap year."
Karina: [SLOW] академ [NORMAL] академ
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: академ
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to shorten the term "gap year."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Он взял академ и ушёл в армию. [SLOW] Он взял академ и ушёл в армию.
John: "He took a gap year and went to do military service."
Karina: [NORMAL] Он взял академ и ушёл в армию.
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: University student...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: студик
John: "Student."
John: Your lecturer, professor, or teacher at school...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: препод
John: "Teacher."
John: When you leave school for a year to do something else...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: академ
John: "Academic leave, sabbatical year, gap year."
John: University student ID...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: студак
John: "Student ID."

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Здравствуйте robert groulx,


Спасибо for posting. We are very happy to have you here. Let us know if you have any questions.


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robert groulx
Saturday at 01:02 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite word is препод


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Saturday at 01:13 PM
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Hello Catherine B,


Thank you for your feedback!

Let me recommend you this related lesson we have:

https://www.russianpod101.com/lesson/10-video-vocab-lesson-10-school/


Our search bar is also very useful to look for lessons in a specific topic.

Thank you for studying with us!


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Catherine B
Thursday at 05:04 PM
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Dear Lena,

Thank you for your answer.

However, on the occasion of this interesting lesson, I persist to believe that it would be useful to learn in Russian both the slang expressions and their non-slang equivalents (not to be forced to automatically use slang words, or to conduct specific research in the dictionnary). ?

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Thursday at 03:50 PM
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Hello Catherine B,


Thank you for posting.

This series is focused on slang words, that is why we didn't include the non-slang expressions.

Please check our dictionary to look for the non-slang expressions:

https://www.russianpod101.com/russian-dictionary/


Sincerely,

Lena

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Catherine B
Monday at 06:52 PM
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Could you kindly also provide us with the corresponding non-slang expressions in Russian (not only in English!)?

Thank you.