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INTRODUCTION
John: City Versus Country
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 8. In this lesson you will learn slang expressions to playfully bash people living in the city or people who love life in the country-side.
John: How would you describe someone who is 110% a city dweller? And how about an utter yokel? Here's how.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Aino: juppi
Aino: juntti
Aino: kovis
Aino: tyyppi
John: Aino, what's our first expression?
Aino: juppi
John: literally meaning "yuppie." And when it's used as a slang expression, it also means "yuppie."
Aino: [SLOW] juppi [NORMAL] juppi
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: juppi
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are talking about people who are very urban, pompous, very clumsy at manual tasks, and/or rich. It is okay to say this in a humorous sense to your close friend, but be careful — this word may have a humorous or derogatory tone, depending on the situation, and some people may feel offended.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Joku juppi rupes huutamaan siinä kassalla. [SLOW] Joku juppi rupes huutamaan siinä kassalla.
John: "Some yuppie started shouting at the till."
Aino: [NORMAL] Joku juppi rupes huutamaan siinä kassalla.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Aino: juntti
John: literally meaning "yokel." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "hick."
Aino: [SLOW] juntti [NORMAL] juntti
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: juntti
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are talking about people who are a little dumb or backwards. It is okay to say this in a humorous sense to your close friend, but be careful — this word may have a humorous or derogatory tone, depending on the situation, and some people may be offended.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Ootsä ihan juntti, kun et tätä tajua? [SLOW] Ootsä ihan juntti, kun et tätä tajua?
John: "Are you a complete yokel for not understanding this?"
Aino: [NORMAL] Ootsä ihan juntti, kun et tätä tajua?
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Aino: kovis
John: literally meaning "toughie, tough guy." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "toughie."
Aino: [SLOW] kovis [NORMAL] kovis
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: kovis
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are talking about a person who is behaving like a tough guy or trying to scare other people.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Se on luokan kovis. [SLOW] Se on luokan kovis.
John: "He’s the tough guy of the class."
Aino: [NORMAL] Se on luokan kovis.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Aino: tyyppi
John: literally meaning "type, dude." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude, punter, individual, person."
Aino: [SLOW] tyyppi [NORMAL] tyyppi
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: tyyppi
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are talking about a person in the third person singular. This can be someone you know or don’t know, and is used when you are describing them to someone else.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Tiedätsä kuka toi tyyppi on? [SLOW] Tiedätsä kuka toi tyyppi on?
John: "Do you know who that dude is?"
Aino: [NORMAL] Tiedätsä kuka toi tyyppi on?
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’re talking about someone dumb in a humorous way with your friends. You refer to the person as:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: juntti
John: "hick"
John: You’re talking about rich, urban people in an informal conversation. You refer to them as:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: juppi
John: "yuppie"
John: You talk casually about someone you might know or not know.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: tyyppi
John: "dude, punter, individual, person"
John: You refer to someone, who’s acting tough and scary around others.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: kovis
John: "toughie"

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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