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INTRODUCTION
John: Words and Phrases Used to Describe an Object or Person
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 9. In this lesson, you'll learn words and phrases used to describe an object or person.
John: These words and phrases are used to describe something or someone. If you add these to your conversations with Vietnamese friends, they will surely laugh very hard!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Nguyet: nuột
Nguyet: chuẩn không cần chỉnh
Nguyet: ngon lành cành đào
Nguyet: thiếu muối
John: Nguyet, what's our first expression?
Nguyet: nuột
John: literally meaning "smooth." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "smooth, look good."
Nguyet: [SLOW] nuột [NORMAL] nuột
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: nuột
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about somebody who has a nice body, or something works well.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tôi vừa chỉnh sửa lại phần mềm này. Bây giờ thì nó chạy nuột hơn rồi. [SLOW] Tôi vừa chỉnh sửa lại phần mềm này. Bây giờ thì nó chạy nuột hơn rồi.
John: "I have just adjusted this program. Now it runs better."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tôi vừa chỉnh sửa lại phần mềm này. Bây giờ thì nó chạy nuột hơn rồi.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Nguyet: chuẩn không cần chỉnh
John: literally meaning "so perfect that there's no need to be embellished." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "perfect."
Nguyet: [SLOW] chuẩn không cần chỉnh [NORMAL] chuẩn không cần chỉnh
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: chuẩn không cần chỉnh
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say "perfect" or "more than perfect."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Trông em hôm nay quá đẹp, chuẩn không cần chỉnh. [SLOW] Trông em hôm nay quá đẹp, chuẩn không cần chỉnh.
John: "You look gorgeous today. More than perfect!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Trông em hôm nay quá đẹp, chuẩn không cần chỉnh.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Nguyet: ngon lành cành đào
John: literally meaning "good peach branch." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "good, perfect."
Nguyet: [SLOW] ngon lành cành đào [NORMAL] ngon lành cành đào
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: ngon lành cành đào
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say something is as good as you expected.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tớ vừa sửa cái xe đạp này rồi. Bây giờ thì ngon lành cành đào rồi. [SLOW] Tớ vừa sửa cái xe đạp này rồi. Bây giờ thì ngon lành cành đào rồi.
John: "I got this bike fixed. It's good to go now."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Tớ vừa sửa cái xe đạp này rồi. Bây giờ thì ngon lành cành đào rồi.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Nguyet: thiếu muối
John: literally meaning "lack of salt." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "boring."
Nguyet: [SLOW] thiếu muối [NORMAL] thiếu muối
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: thiếu muối
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say somebody, or a story, is boring.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Chuyện của em thiếu muối quá đấy! [SLOW] Chuyện của em thiếu muối quá đấy!
John: "Your story is too boring, man!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Chuyện của em thiếu muối quá đấy!
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: The dress that you ordered turned out to be prettier than you thought it would be.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: chuẩn không cần chỉnh
John: "perfect"
John: Everything happened just the way you planned.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: nuột
John: "smooth, look good"
John: He keeps talking about the same thing over and over again.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: thiếu muối
John: "boring"
John: You knew that it’s the best restaurant in town. The food was as good as expected.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: ngon lành cành đào
John: "good, perfect"

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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