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INTRODUCTION
John: Phrases Expressing Actions, part 4
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to VietnamesePod101.com. I'm John.
Nguyet: And I'm Nguyet!
John: This is Must-Know Vietnamese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 17. In this lesson, you'll learn more phrases expressing actions.
John: Learn how to use these common phrases to express different actions.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Nguyet: ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt
Nguyet: thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác
Nguyet: tán lộc
Nguyet: đạp lên dư luận
John: Nguyet, what's our first expression?
Nguyet: ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt
John: literally meaning "eat butter cookie and wear a fedora hat." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "ignore."
Nguyet: [SLOW] ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt [NORMAL] ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: "Butter"
Nguyet: bơ
John: in Vietnamese, which is synonymous with the word meaning "ignore". Similarly, "fedora hat"
Nguyet: mũ phớt,
John: in which
Nguyet: phớt
John: also means "ignore". Use this slang when you say someone ignores something or doesn't care about something.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Đã có quá nhiều việc xảy ra mà nó vẫn chọn ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt. [SLOW] Đã có quá nhiều việc xảy ra mà nó vẫn chọn ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt.
John: "Many things have happened, but he chose to ignore all of it."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Đã có quá nhiều việc xảy ra mà nó vẫn chọn ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Nguyet: thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác
John: literally meaning "sticking your nose into someone's business." And when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Nguyet: [SLOW] thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác [NORMAL] thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you talk about someone who likes to get involved in someone else's business, or someone who likes to gossip or give opinions, even ones he/she has not asked for.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tại sao mày cứ thích thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác thế? Đi mà lo việc của mày đi! [SLOW] Tại sao mày cứ thích thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác thế? Đi mà lo việc của mày đi!
John: "Why do you always like to stick your nose in others' business? Go take care of your own problems!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tại sao mày cứ thích thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác thế? Đi mà lo việc của mày đi!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Nguyet: tán lộc
John: literally meaning "to spread your fortune." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to spread the luck."
Nguyet: [SLOW] tán lộc [NORMAL] tán lộc
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: tán lộc
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression to refer to someone spreading his or her luck to other people.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Sau khi trúng sổ xố, họ tán lộc bằng cách mua quà cáp tặng gia đình và bạn bè. [SLOW] Sau khi trúng sổ xố, họ tán lộc bằng cách mua quà cáp tặng gia đình và bạn bè.
John: "After winning the lottery, they spread their luck by buying lots of gifts for friends and family. "
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Sau khi trúng sổ xố, họ tán lộc bằng cách mua quà cáp tặng gia đình và bạn bè.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Nguyet: đạp lên dư luận
John: literally meaning "step on public opinion." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be defiant."
Nguyet: [SLOW] đạp lên dư luận [NORMAL] đạp lên dư luận
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: đạp lên dư luận
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you refer to someone who doesn't care about what others' opinions are and lives or acts the way that they wish.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Mặc cho mọi lời chỉ trích, họ đạp lên dư luận để sống. [SLOW] Mặc cho mọi lời chỉ trích, họ đạp lên dư luận để sống.
John: "In defiance of public critics, they moved on with their life."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Mặc cho mọi lời chỉ trích, họ đạp lên dư luận để sống.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: He cares too much about what’s going on in his friend’s life while he has enough problems on his own.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: thọc mũi vào chuyện người khác
John: "stick your nose into someone's business"
John: They can’t decide how to go on with the party plan, so you leave it up to them.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: ăn bánh bơ đội mũ phớt
John: "ignore"
John: He decided to travel the world despite his parents’ wish for him to go to college.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: đạp lên dư luận
John: "to be defiant"
John: Whenever she wins a race, she shares the prize in her neighborhood.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: tán lộc
John: "to spread the luck"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Vietnamese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at VietnamesePod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Nguyet: Tạm biệt.

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