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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Used in the Criminal World
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 23. In this lesson, you'll learn slang used in the criminal world.
John: The words you are about to learn in this lesson refer to the slang of criminals. Here we have four examples that are recognized by usual people, but there are lots of others that you’ll never hear outside of a prison.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: крыша (krysha)
Karina: тачка (tachka)
Karina: крутой (krutoy)
Karina: труба (truba)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: крыша (krysha)
John: This literally means "roof," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "head."
Karina: [SLOW] крыша [NORMAL] крыша
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: крыша
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: It's okay to say this to your friend, but don't try to say it to older people or your parents; they might be offended.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] У тебя совсем крыша поехала? Ты что делаешь? [SLOW] У тебя совсем крыша поехала? Ты что делаешь?
John: "Are you crazy? What are you doing?"
Karina: [NORMAL] У тебя совсем крыша поехала? Ты что делаешь?
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: тачка (tachka)
John: This literally means "car.”
Karina: [SLOW] тачка [NORMAL] тачка
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: тачка
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are talking with someone about cars.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Купил наконец-то себе новую тачку. [SLOW] Купил наконец-то себе новую тачку.
John: "Bought a new car, finally."
Karina: [NORMAL] Купил наконец-то себе новую тачку.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: крутой (krutoy)
John: This literally means "cool." As a slang expression, it means "cool,” “neat,” or “great."
Karina: [SLOW] крутой [NORMAL] крутой
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: крутой
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say something is cool or great.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Крутая у тебя куртка, где купил? [SLOW] Крутая у тебя куртка, где купил?
John: "Cool jacket, where did you get it?"
Karina: [NORMAL] Крутая у тебя куртка, где купил?
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: труба (truba)
John: Which literally means "pipe." As a slang expression, it means "cell phone, mobile phone."
Karina: [SLOW] труба [NORMAL] труба
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: труба
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when talking about cell phones. This slang comes from the word...
Karina: телефонная трубка or трубка, "telephone handset."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] У тебя новая труба? [SLOW] У тебя новая труба?
John: "Did you get a new cell phone?"
Karina: [NORMAL] У тебя новая труба?
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: Cool-looking car...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: тачка
John: "Car."
John: When you want to say somebody is crazy...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: крыша
John: "Head."
John: A cell phone...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: труба
John: "Cell phone, mobile phone."
John: When you want to say something or somebody is being cool...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: крутой
John: "Cool, neat, great."

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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