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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Related to the Weather
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 25. In this lesson, you'll learn slang words related to the weather.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn words describing different weather conditions. All of them express the negative attitude of the person in these circumstances.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: колотун (kalatun)
Karina: дубак (dubak)
Karina: жарища (zharischa)
Karina: духотища (dukhotischa)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: колотун (kalatun)
John: This literally means "cold," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "cold, freezing."
Karina: [SLOW] колотун [NORMAL] колотун
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: колотун
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are cold.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Почему здесь такой колотун? [SLOW] Почему здесь такой колотун?
John: "Why is it so cold in here?"
Karina: [NORMAL] Почему здесь такой колотун?
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: дубак (dubak)
John: This literally means "big froze," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "cold, very cold weather."
Karina: [SLOW] дубак [NORMAL] дубак
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: дубак
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that the weather or temperature is super cold.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Вот это дубак сегодня на улице! [SLOW] Вот это дубак сегодня на улице!
John: "It's really freaking cold today!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Вот это дубак сегодня на улице!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: жарища (zharishcha)
John: This literally means "big heat." As a slang expression, it means “very hot (weather)."
Karina: [SLOW] жарища [NORMAL] жарища
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: жарища
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that the weather or temperature is super hot.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Этим летом такая жарища! [SLOW] Этим летом такая жарища!
John: "How hot it is this summer!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Этим летом такая жарища!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: духотища (dukhatishcha)
John: Which literally means "stuffed air." As a slang expression, it means "can't breathe, very stuffy (air)."
Karina: [SLOW] духотища [NORMAL] духотища
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: духотища
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that the air is super stuffy.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Ну и духотища! Как в сауне! [SLOW] Ну и духотища! Как в сауне!
John: "So stuffy! It’s like a sauna!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Ну и духотища! Как в сауне!
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: When it's super cold outside...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: дубак
John: "Cold, very cold weather."
John: When you are shivering because somebody opened all windows in the room...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: колотун
John: "Cold, freezing."
John: When the air is super stuffed in the room...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: духотища
John: "Can't breathe, very stuffy (air)."
John: When it's super hot outside...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: жарища
John: "Very hot (weather)."

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 in another series!
Karina: Пока, пока.

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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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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite word is духотища