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INTRODUCTION
John: Words And Phrases Often Used in Daily Conversation, Part 1
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 8. In this lesson, you'll learn words and phrases often used in daily conversation — part 1 .
John: These phrases describe one's feelings. Use them to express how you feel. These will help you to amaze native speakers.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Nguyet: ngất ngây con gà tây
Nguyet: chán như con gián
Nguyet: buồn như con chuồn chuồn
Nguyet: bị bỏ bom
John: Nguyet, what's our first expression?
Nguyet: ngất ngây con gà tây
John: literally meaning "as satisfying as a turkey." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "very satisfying."
Nguyet: [SLOW] ngất ngây con gà tây [NORMAL] ngất ngây con gà tây
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: ngất ngây con gà tây
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you talk about something so good or so beautiful that it brings you a satisfying feeling.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Buổi biểu diễn đẹp ngất ngây con gà tây. [SLOW] Buổi biểu diễn đẹp ngất ngây con gà tây.
John: "The show was so amazing!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Buổi biểu diễn đẹp ngất ngây con gà tây.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Nguyet: chán như con gián
John: literally meaning "it's as boring as a cockroach." The phrase is used because
Nguyet: chán
John: rhymes with
Nguyet: gián.
John: But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "so boring."
Nguyet: [SLOW] chán như con gián [NORMAL] chán như con gián
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: chán như con gián
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you talk about something boring.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Phim này chán như con gián ấy. [SLOW] Phim này chán như con gián ấy.
John: "This movie is so boring!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Phim này chán như con gián ấy.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Nguyet: buồn như con chuồn chuồn
John: literally meaning "sad as a dragonfly." The word,
Nguyet: buồn
John: meaning "sad," rhymes with
Nguyet: chuồn chuồn
John: meaning "dragonfly." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "sad."
Nguyet: [SLOW] buồn như con chuồn chuồn [NORMAL] buồn như con chuồn chuồn
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: buồn như con chuồn chuồn
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say "sad."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Buồn như con chuồn chuồn! Có ai đi chơi cùng mình hem? [SLOW] Buồn như con chuồn chuồn! Có ai đi chơi cùng mình hem?
John: "I am so sad! Anybody wanna go out with me?"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Buồn như con chuồn chuồn! Có ai đi chơi cùng mình hem?
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Nguyet: bị bỏ bom
John: literally meaning "to be dropped a boom." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be stood up by somebody."
Nguyet: [SLOW] bị bỏ bom [NORMAL] bị bỏ bom
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: bị bỏ bom
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you had an appointment with somebody, but they didn't show up. So, you are stood up by somebody.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Hôm qua, tôi đã bị bạn tôi bỏ bom. [SLOW] Hôm qua, tôi đã bị bạn tôi bỏ bom.
John: "Yesterday, I was stood up by my friends."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Hôm qua, tôi đã bị bạn tôi bỏ bom.
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: You almost fell asleep, because the lecture is so...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: chán như con gián
John: "so boring"
John: That banana parfait was everything you wanted.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: ngất ngây con gà tây
John: "very satisfying"
John: You had plans to meet your friends but they didn’t show up
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: bị bỏ bom
John: "to be stood up by somebody"
John: His dog ran away, he feels so….
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: buồn như con chuồn chuồn
John: "sad"

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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