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INTRODUCTION
John: Telling an Interesting Story
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FinnishPod101.com. I'm John.
Aino: And I'm Aino!
John: This is Must-Know Finnish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 10. In this lesson, you'll learn about ways to tell an interesting story.
John: These expressions are used when someone is telling an epicly good story!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Aino: fiilis
Aino: eeppinen
Aino: heittää läppää
Aino: revetä
John: Aino, what's our first expression?
Aino: fiilis
John: literally meaning "feeling, vibes." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "feeling."
Aino: [SLOW] fiilis [NORMAL] fiilis
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: fiilis
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are expressing your feelings or state of mind. This word has a youthful tone. It is a loan word from the English word "feeling."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Vitsi mikä fiilis! Niin siistii [SLOW] Vitsi mikä fiilis! Niin siistii
John: "Wow, what a feeling! So cool!"
Aino: [NORMAL] Vitsi mikä fiilis! Niin siistii
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Aino: eeppinen
John: literally meaning "epic." And when it's used as a slang expression, it means "epic."
Aino: [SLOW] eeppinen [NORMAL] eeppinen
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: eeppinen
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say something was truly amazing or great, or that something was very bad or awful in a satirical way.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Se oli eeppinen keikka. [SLOW] Se oli eeppinen keikka.
John: "That was an epic gig."
Aino: [NORMAL] Se oli eeppinen keikka.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Aino: heittää läppää
John: literally meaning "to throw stories." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to talk, to chat, to tell a story."
Aino: [SLOW] heittää läppää [NORMAL] heittää läppää
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: heittää läppää
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are referring to either someone telling a story or a joke, or when someone doesn’t really mean what they are saying because they aren’t being serious. It also refers to people chatting casually.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Heitettiin Maken kanssa läppää töiden jälkeen. [SLOW] Heitettiin Maken kanssa läppää töiden jälkeen.
John: "We were just chatting with Make after work."
Aino: [NORMAL] Heitettiin Maken kanssa läppää töiden jälkeen.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Aino: revetä
John: literally meaning "to rip, to be torn." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to burst out laughing."
Aino: [SLOW] revetä [NORMAL] revetä
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: revetä
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to express something was so funny or unbelievable, that you couldn’t take it anymore, and were "torn" into pieces by laughing a lot.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Vitsi mä repesin! [SLOW] Vitsi mä repesin!
John: "Oh man, I was torn! (or "Oh man, I laughed so much!")"
Aino: [NORMAL] Vitsi mä repesin!
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: When something was truly amazing or the opposite, very bad, you would say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: eeppinen
John: "epic"
John: When you express your state of mind with an English loanword, you say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: fiilis
John: "feeling"
John: When you just can’t take it anymore, you say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: revetä
John: "to burst out laughing"
John: When you mention chatting casually, you say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: heittää läppää
John: "to talk, to chat, to tell a story"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Finnish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FinnishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Aino: Hei hei!

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