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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions to Describe How Easy Something Is
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to PolishPod101.com. I'm John.
Marzena: And I'm Marzena!
John: This is Must-Know Polish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 14. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions to describe how easy something is.
John: These expressions are used to describe how simple something is.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Marzena: jak bułka z masłem
Marzena: jasne jak słońce
Marzena: pikuś
Marzena: banalny
John: Marzena, what's our first expression?
Marzena: jak bułka z masłem
John: It literally means "a bun with butter," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "a piece of cake."
Marzena: [SLOW] jak bułka z masłem [NORMAL] jak bułka z masłem
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Marzena: jak bułka z masłem
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that something was really easy. Depending on the situation, it can be also be used to brag.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Marzena: [NORMAL] To jest proste jak bułka z masłem. [SLOW] To jest proste jak bułka z masłem.
John: "It's a piece of cake. (Literally meaning: This is easy as a bun with butter.)"
Marzena: [NORMAL] To jest proste jak bułka z masłem.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Marzena: jasne jak słońce
John: It literally means "clear as the sun," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "obvious, clear."
Marzena: [SLOW] jasne jak słońce [NORMAL] jasne jak słońce
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Marzena: jasne jak słońce
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to say that something is very clear or obvious.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Marzena: [NORMAL] Pewnie, to jest jasne jak słońce. [SLOW] Pewnie, to jest jasne jak słońce.
John: "Sure, it's obvious."
Marzena: [NORMAL] Pewnie, to jest jasne jak słońce.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Marzena: pikuś
John: It doesn't have a literal meaning, but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "easy."
Marzena: [SLOW] pikuś [NORMAL] pikuś
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Marzena: pikuś
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to express that something is really easy.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Marzena: [NORMAL] -Zrobisz to dla mnie?
-Jasne, to pikuś! [SLOW] -Zrobisz to dla mnie?
-Jasne, to pikuś!
John: "-Will you do it for me?
- Sure, it's easy."
Marzena: [NORMAL] -Zrobisz to dla mnie?
-Jasne, to pikuś!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Marzena: banalny
John: It literally means "banal," but when it's used as a slang expression, it means "trivial."
Marzena: [SLOW] banalny [NORMAL] banalny
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Marzena: banalny
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this expression when you want to express that something is really easy, which makes it a synonym for pikuś.
John: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Marzena: [NORMAL] -I jak sprawdzian poszedł?
-Świetnie. Był banalny! [SLOW] -I jak sprawdzian poszedł?
-Świetnie. Był banalny!
John: "-How did your test go?
-Great, it was nothing!"
Marzena: [NORMAL] -I jak sprawdzian poszedł?
-Świetnie. Był banalny!
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I'll describe four situations, and you choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You want to say that something is very clear to you.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Marzena: jasne jak słońce
John: "obvious, clear"
John: You want to say that something is or was very easy to do.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Marzena: jak bułka z masłem
John: "a piece of cake"
John: You want to state that something is trivial.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Marzena: banalny
John: "trivial"
John: You want to state that something doesn’t pose any difficulties, it’s really easy.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Marzena: pikuś
John: "easy"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Polish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at PolishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Marzena: Cześć.

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