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INTRODUCTION
John: Phrases Expressing Actions, Part 3
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 7. In this lesson, you'll learn phrases expressing actions — part 3.
John: These are phrases that describe actions and they are all modern terms. Show your Vietnamese friends how quickly you can catch up with them!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Nguyet: dừng hình
Nguyet: bị đá
Nguyet: tự sướng
Nguyet: huệ
John: Nguyet, what's our first expression?
Nguyet: dừng hình
John: literally meaning "stop the image." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "freeze."
Nguyet: [SLOW] dừng hình [NORMAL] dừng hình
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: dừng hình
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say somebody stopped moving for a while because of being shocked or surprised.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Hôm qua khi anh ta nói vậy, em dừng hình luôn! [SLOW] Hôm qua khi anh ta nói vậy, em dừng hình luôn!
John: "Yesterday, when I heard he said so, I was so surprised that I couldn't move for a second."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Hôm qua khi anh ta nói vậy, em dừng hình luôn!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Nguyet: bị đá
John: literally meaning "to be kicked." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to get dumped."
Nguyet: [SLOW] bị đá [NORMAL] bị đá
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: bị đá
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about the act of getting dumped by your boyfriend or girlfriend.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tôi đang buồn đây. Tôi vừa bị đá. [SLOW] Tôi đang buồn đây. Tôi vừa bị đá.
John: "I am so sad right now. I got dumped by my girlfriend."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tôi đang buồn đây. Tôi vừa bị đá.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Nguyet: tự sướng
John: literally meaning "self-satisfy." As a slang expression, it has several meanings. One of them in particular means "to take a selfie."
Nguyet: [SLOW] tự sướng [NORMAL] tự sướng
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: tự sướng
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about the act of taking a selfie.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Nào, tự sướng 1 kiểu ảnh nào! [SLOW] Nào, tự sướng 1 kiểu ảnh nào!
John: "Ok, let's take a selfie!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Nào, tự sướng 1 kiểu ảnh nào!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Nguyet: huệ
John: In Vietnam, this is the sound of vomiting. And, it's also a female name. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to throw up."
Nguyet: [SLOW] huệ [NORMAL] huệ
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: huệ
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about the act of throwing up.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Nó đi gặp chị Huệ rồi! [SLOW] Nó đi gặp chị Huệ rồi!
John: "He went to meet Ms. Hue!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Nó đi gặp chị Huệ rồi!
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 got a text from his girlfriend saying that she doesn’t want to see him anymore.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: bị đá
John: "to get dumped"
John: You heard some shocking news and now you feel like you can’t move.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: dừng hình
John: "freeze"
John: You ate something bad and feel nausea. You’re about to...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: huệ
John: "to throw up"
John: No one’s around who could take our picture. Let’s do it on our own!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: tự sướng
John: "to take a selfie"

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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