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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang used in Blogs, Part 1
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 8. In this lesson, you'll learn slang words used in blogs.
John: Here we included two pairs of words with opposite meanings. The first pair is about indifference to everything, while the second one describes a state of overreacting.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are...
Karina: отрастить дзэн (otrastit' dzen)
Karina: параллельно (paralel'na)
Karina: кипешить (kipeshit')
Karina: пороть горячку (porot' goryachku)
John: Karina, what's our first expression?
Karina: отрастить дзэн (otrastit' dzen)
John: This literally means "to grow up zen," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be indifferent to everything."
Karina: [SLOW] отрастить дзэн [NORMAL] отрастить дзэн
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: отрастить дзэн
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say someone doesn’t worry about anything.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Ему пришлось отрастить дзэн, чтобы выжить в новой школе. [SLOW] Ему пришлось отрастить дзэн, чтобы выжить в новой школе.
John: "He had to become indifferent to everything to survive in a new school."
Karina: [NORMAL] Ему пришлось отрастить дзэн, чтобы выжить в новой школе.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Karina: параллельно (paralel'na)
John: This literally means "parallel” or “parallel to (adverb)," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "I don't care anyway; it doesn't matter."
Karina: [SLOW] параллельно [NORMAL] параллельно
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: параллельно
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you are mad or feel bad or just to show that you really don't care about what someone is saying to you at the moment. Use this word carefully, since it may sound too aggressive and can hurt someone's feelings.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Мне всё это паралелльно. [SLOW] Мне всё это паралелльно.
John: "I don't care about anything."
Karina: [NORMAL] Мне всё это паралелльно.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Karina: кипешить (kipeshit')
John: This literally means "worry." As a slang expression, it means "worry, fuss, make noise, brawl, panic."
Karina: [SLOW] кипешить [NORMAL] кипешить
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: кипешить
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when somebody worries too much or panics and creates a scene.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Так, не кипешить, все будет хорошо. [SLOW] Так, не кипешить, все будет хорошо.
John: "Hey, don't worry. Everything will be fine."
Karina: [NORMAL] Так, не кипешить, все будет хорошо.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Karina: пороть горячку (porot' goryachku)
John: Which literally means "to flog the fever." As a slang expression, it means "to do things in a rush” or “to jump to conclusions."
Karina: [SLOW] пороть горячку [NORMAL] пороть горячку
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Karina: пороть горячку
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that someone is jumping to a conclusion or doing things in a rush.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Karina: [NORMAL] Да ну не пори горячку! Я такого не говорил! [SLOW] Да ну не пори горячку! Я такого не говорил!
John: "Hey, don't jump to conclusions! I didn't say that!"
Karina: [NORMAL] Да ну не пори горячку! Я такого не говорил!
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 you don't care about something...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: параллельно
John: "I don't care anyway, it doesn't matter."
John: When you are indifferent to what's going on around you...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: отрастить дзэн
John: "To be indifferent to everything."
John: When you jump to the wrong conclusion or suddenly start to do things in a rush because of someone or something...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: пороть горячку
John: "To do things in a rush, to jump to conclusions."
John: When you are nervous about something...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Karina: кипешить
John: "Worry, fuss, make noise, brawl, panic."

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Thursday at 02:36 PM
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Здравствуйте, Дерик!


Thank you for your question!

Both "дзен" and "дзэн" are correct!


Kind Regards,

Evgeniia

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Deric Atienza
Tuesday at 01:33 PM
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Dear RussianPod101,


I've Googled this expression but found mainly blogs spelling "Zen" as "дзен". So in that case, shouldn't the expression be "отрастить дзен"?


Благодарю вас заранее за ваш ответ.


Дерик

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Wednesday at 01:25 AM
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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.


Всего наилучшего,

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robert groulx
Tuesday at 01:54 AM
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thank you forv the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is отрастить дзэн


robert