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Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Expressions Using the Word "Fig"
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 20. In this lesson, you'll learn slang expressions using the word "fig."
John: The word "fig" has different forms of usage, when it is either grouped with other words or changes its form and becomes an adjective or verb. "Fig" itself means "nothing," but let's see how the meaning changes depending on the phrase.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: офигеть (afiget')
Karina: нифига себе (nifiga sebe)
Karina: фиг с ним (fig s nim)
Karina: фиг вам, фиг тебе (fig vam)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: офигеть (afiget')
John: This literally means "to fig out," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be at a loss."
Karina: [SLOW] офигеть [NORMAL] офигеть
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: офигеть
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are very surprised. It can be used to express both positive and negative emotions.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Он офигел, когда услышал сколько это стоит. [SLOW] Он офигел, когда услышал сколько это стоит.
John: "He was at a loss when he heard how much it costs."
Karina: [NORMAL] Он офигел, когда услышал сколько это стоит.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: нифига себе (nifiga sebe)
John: This literally means "no fig to yourself," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "oh my god!, no way!"
Karina: [SLOW] нифига себе [NORMAL] нифига себе
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: нифига себе
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are very surprised. It can be used to express both positive and negative emotions.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Нифига себе скидки! [SLOW] Нифига себе скидки!
John: "OMG these sales!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Нифига себе скидки!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: фиг с ним (fig s nim)
John: This literally means "fig with him." As a slang expression, it means "whatever."
Karina: [SLOW] фиг с ним [NORMAL] фиг с ним
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: фиг с ним
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you don't care about something or have given up on something.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Ушел? Ну и фиг с ним! [SLOW] Ушел? Ну и фиг с ним!
John: "He's gone? Whatever!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Ушел? Ну и фиг с ним!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: фиг вам, фиг тебе (fig vam)
John: Which literally means "fig for you." As a slang expression, it means "forget you."
Karina: [SLOW] фиг вам, фиг тебе [NORMAL] фиг вам, фиг тебе
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: фиг вам, фиг тебе
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you don't agree with your opponent, don't want to do something, or just want to show that you are not giving up.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Думаете я сдаюсь? Фиг вам! [SLOW] Думаете я сдаюсь? Фиг вам!
John: "You think I'm giving up? No way!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Думаете я сдаюсь? Фиг вам!
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: The reaction when you get something you didn't expect...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: нифига себе
John: "oh my god!, No way!"
John: To be surprised either pleasantly or not...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: офигеть
John: "To be at a loss."
John: When you want to show your opponents that you won't give up...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: фиг вам, фиг тебе
John: "Forget you."
John: When you don't care about losing something...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: фиг с ним
John: "Whatever."

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,


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is фиг вам, фиг тебе


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