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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Different Ways to Say 'Cool' in Norwegian
Maryssa: Hi everyone, and welcome back to NorwegianClass101.com. I'm Maryssa.
Patrick: And I'm Patrick!
Maryssa: This is Must-Know Norwegian Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 10. In this lesson you'll learn different ways to say "cool" in Norwegian.
Maryssa: Different people from different places or age groups all like to use the word "cool." Learn what those ways are here.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Maryssa: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Patrick: kult
Patrick: keeg
Patrick: fett
Patrick: rått
Maryssa: Patrick, what's our first expression?
Patrick: kult
Maryssa: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. When it's used as a slang expression, it means "cool."
Patrick: [SLOW] kult [NORMAL] kult
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: kult
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you want to exclaim that something is awesome or cool.
This is a Norwegian version of the English word "cool."
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Alle unge mennesker vil gjerne være kule. [SLOW] Alle unge mennesker vil gjerne være kule.
Maryssa: "All young people want to be cool."
Patrick: [NORMAL] Alle unge mennesker vil gjerne være kule.
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next expression?
Patrick: keeg
Maryssa: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. When it's used as a slang expression, it means "cool, fancy."
Patrick: [SLOW] keeg [NORMAL] keeg
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: keeg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you want to describe a boy as cool, fancy, or posh.
The word is actually the reverse spelling of the English word "geek," here meaning someone who is cool, dresses well, maybe posh.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Han er veldig keeg. [SLOW] Han er veldig keeg.
Maryssa: "He's really cool."
Patrick: [NORMAL] Han er veldig keeg.
Maryssa: Okay, what's our next expression?
Patrick: fett
Maryssa: literally meaning "fat." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "cool."
Patrick: [SLOW] fett [NORMAL] fett
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: fett
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you think something is cool.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Dette er fett! [SLOW] Dette er fett!
Maryssa: "This is cool!"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Dette er fett!
Maryssa: Okay, what's the last expression?
Patrick: rått
Maryssa: literally meaning "raw." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "cool."
Patrick: [SLOW] rått [NORMAL] rått
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: rått
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you are in South Eastern Norway and want to say "cool" like the locals.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Det var ganske rått! [SLOW] Det var ganske rått!
Maryssa: "That was pretty cool!"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Det var ganske rått!
QUIZ
Maryssa: 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?
Maryssa: That one boy in school who always wears clothing more expensive than anyone else.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: keeg
Maryssa: "cool, fancy"
Maryssa: That feeling when you see something awesome and can’t help but saying so.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: kult
Maryssa: "cool"
Maryssa: When you find yourself experiencing something cool and you want to express that, but in the South East.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: rått
Maryssa: "cool"
Maryssa: Your younger cousin sees you do a trick on his skateboard, and he’s impressed.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: fett
Maryssa: "cool"

Outro

Maryssa: There you have it; you have mastered four Norwegian Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at NorwegianClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Patrick: Ha det bra!

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