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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressing Negative Emotions
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 4. In this lesson, you'll learn about expressing negative emotions.
John: Here, you will learn about four possible ways to express your feelings when you don't like something, disapprove of something, or are unhappy to know something.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: баян (bayan)
Karina: капец (kapets)
Karina: отстой (atstoy)
Karina: пичалька (pichal'ka)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: баян (bayan)
John: This literally means "accordion," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "saying something over and over again,” “not funny,” or “lame."
Karina: [SLOW] баян [NORMAL] баян
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: баян
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say something is not funny or you've heard it before.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Что за баян! [SLOW] Что за баян!
John: "How lame!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Что за баян!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: капец (kapets)
John: This literally means "collapse, crush, end," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "this is it,” “this is the end,” “oh, my god,” or “dang it."
Karina: [SLOW] капец [NORMAL] капец
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: капец
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to show you are disappointed with something or even shocked.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Капец, всегда было интересно, почему люди курят. [SLOW] Капец, всегда было интересно, почему люди курят.
John: "Dang, I always wonder why people smoke?"
Karina: [NORMAL] Капец, всегда было интересно, почему люди курят.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: отстой (atstoy)
John: It literally means "sludge” or “sediment." As a slang expression, it means "boring, lame."
Karina: [SLOW] отстой [NORMAL] отстой
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: отстой
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to show you are disappointed with something.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Этот фильм такой отстой. [SLOW] Этот фильм такой отстой.
John: "This movie is so boring."
Karina: [NORMAL] Этот фильм такой отстой.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: пичалька (pichal'ka)
John: Which literally means "sadness, sorrow, offense." As a slang expression, it just means "sad."
Karina: [SLOW] пичалька [NORMAL] пичалька
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: пичалька
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: This expression literally means "sadness," but it's used more often as a joke. This word is used only among good friends. Make sure you aren’t hurting someone’s feelings when saying...
Karina: "пичалька."
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Я сломала ноготь, печалька. [SLOW] Я сломала ноготь, печалька.
John: "I broke my nail; I feel so depressed."
Karina: [NORMAL] Я сломала ноготь, печалька.
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: Something you say when you are disappointed or even angry...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: капец
John: "This is it, this is our demise, oh, my god, dang it."
John: Something you can say when you hear an old joke...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: баян
John: "Saying things over and over again, not funny, lame."
John: What you can say when you’re sad about something; it can also be used as a sarcastic comment about something trivial...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: пичалька
John: "Sad."
John: Something you can say when you’re not happy/amused...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: отстой
John: "Boring, lame."

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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