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INTRODUCTION
John: Internet Slang
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 6. In this lesson, you'll learn terms related to the Internet.
John: Here, we chose four frequently used words to describe things related to the Internet.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: инет (inet)
Karina: мыло (myla)
Karina: ящик (yashchik)
Karina: юзать (yuzat')
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: инет (inet)
John: This is an abbreviation of "Internet."
Karina: [SLOW] инет [NORMAL] инет
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: инет
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when talking about the Internet.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Инет сегодня тормозит. [SLOW] Инет сегодня тормозит.
John: "The Internet connection is bad today."
Karina: [NORMAL] Инет сегодня тормозит.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: мыло (myla)
John: This literally means "soap," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "email."
Karina: [SLOW] мыло [NORMAL] мыло
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: мыло
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when referring to your email address.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Отправь мне на мыло. [SLOW] Отправь мне на мыло.
John: "Send it to my email."
Karina: [NORMAL] Отправь мне на мыло.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: ящик (yashchik)
John: This literally means "box," but when it’s used as a slang expression, it means "inbox."
Karina: [SLOW] ящик [NORMAL] ящик
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: ящик
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when referring to an email inbox.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Проверь свой ящик, я отправил тебе новое расписание. [SLOW] Проверь свой ящик, я отправил тебе новое расписание.
John: "Check your inbox, I sent you a new schedule."
Karina: [NORMAL] Проверь свой ящик, я отправил тебе новое расписание.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: юзать (yuzat')
John: Which literally means "use,” “used to,” or “used."
Karina: [SLOW] юзать [NORMAL] юзать
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: юзать
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression to refer to a used item.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Я не хочу покупать юзаный комп. [SLOW] Я не хочу покупать юзаный комп.
John: “I don't wanna buy a used computer."
Karina: [NORMAL] Я не хочу покупать юзаный комп.
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: An email address...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: мыло
John: "Email."
John: A shortened version of “Internet…”
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: инет
John: "Net."
John: When you refer to a used item...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: юзать
John: "Used."
John: An email inbox...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: ящик
John: "Inbox."

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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