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INTRODUCTION
John: Words Used by Anime Fans
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 3. In this lesson, you'll learn words used by anime fans.
John: While fans of Japanese animation have a lot of different words that other groups of people would never understand, we’ll try to show you a couple of examples that are recognized by most young people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: няшный (nyashnyy)
Karina: няшка (nyashka)
Karina: мимими (mi mi mi)
Karina: котэ (kate)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: няшный (nyashnyy)
John: This literally means "cute, beautiful."
Karina: [SLOW] няшный [NORMAL] няшный
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: няшный
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when something is cute. This word comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia "nya," which means "meow."
Karina: Everything that is cute can be described as -няшно-nyashno in Russian.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Посмотри на мою новую няшную майку. [SLOW] Посмотри на мою новую няшную майку.
John: "Look at my cute, new t-shirt."
Karina: [NORMAL] Посмотри на мою новую няшную майку.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: няшка (nyashka)
John: This literally means "cutie," but when it's used as a slang expression, it can mean "cutie, cute person.”
Karina: [SLOW] няшка [NORMAL] няшка
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: няшка
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to call someone cute.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Эта новая училка такая няшка! [SLOW] Эта новая училка такая няшка!
John: "This new teacher is such a cutie!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Эта новая училка такая няшка!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: мимими (mi mi mi )
John: This literally means "cute."
Karina: [SLOW] мимими [NORMAL] мимими
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: мимими
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when talking about something cute.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Посмотри на этого котёнка, он такой мимими. [SLOW] Посмотри на этого котёнка, он такой мимими.
John: "Look at this kitten, so cute."
Karina: [NORMAL] Посмотри на этого котёнка, он такой мимими.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: котэ (kate)
John: Which literally means "cat."
Karina: [SLOW] котэ [NORMAL] котэ
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: котэ
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when talking about cats. This term originally gained popularity online when cat videos became popular. Now, it has spread to daily life. Let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Сумасшедший котэ. [SLOW] Сумасшедший котэ.
John: "Crazy cat."
Karina: [NORMAL] Сумасшедший котэ.
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: Somebody extremely cute...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: няшка
John: "Cutie, cute person.”
John: Something cute...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: няшный
John: "Cute."
John: Cat...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: котэ
John: "Cat."
John: A girl’s reaction to something very cute...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: мимими
John: "Cute."

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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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 forvthe lesson transcript


favorite phrase isПосмотри на этого котёнка, он такой


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