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  • Hey, everyone, How's it going?

  • As in the language nerd here, I hope you are doing very, very well.

  • Welcome to another episode of Easy English.

  • Now, I am excited about today's video because I think a lot of you watching it.

  • A lot of the English learners watching this here.

  • I think you're gonna learn.

  • Ah, whole bunch of new vocabulary you just didn't know before watching this video, and you're going to get an excellent opportunity to do some listening practice.

  • And I am excited.

  • It's gonna be a lot of fun.

  • Uh, so in the video, I'm going to show you a conversation, a two minute conversation between myself and somebody that I know named Kyle on his podcast, which is called the Creative Block.

  • And in this conversation, we're discussing why my name is as Rin the language nerd.

  • I actually said, Jeff, stop with the new vocabulary and freezes and things that you learn in this video.

  • I highly recommend you go in the comments and first of all asked me any questions that you have, and second of all right, some practice sentences with the words and expressions we learn, and I will correct them for you.

  • It's something I highly recommend.

  • And I think that I think that you should do that as you're watching this video and as you're learning some new things.

  • So first of all, let's listen to this two minute conversation and then I will explain a lot of the things that we were discussing and a lot of the new words that that we discussed that you probably don't know.

  • So here we go.

  • I know you as as in the language, nerd.

  • Yes, which may seem someone derogatory if it was taken out of context.

  • Maybe, Maybe, maybe, maybe there it is not, as you know, of Aqaba as it was when I was a teenager, when I was a pretty big slur to throw it.

  • Some think it's still a CZ, depending on the person.

  • I won't start in a little bit of a different spot than what we normally do in this podcast and really delve into that persona, I guess, for lack of a better word.

  • When did you realize that languages was something that you wanted to pursue?

  • Um, probably initially when I was 15 and then Maur Seriously, I would say it got more and more serious this time on on.

  • Let's say that.

  • When did you come up with that name?

  • As the would have been in 26 Dean.

  • Okay.

  • So fairly recently?

  • Relatively recently.

  • US?

  • Why that name?

  • Well, because the initial reasoning, it's a weird one.

  • So I wanted to something that was around language learning that brands as Aaron and languages together.

  • But I thought I'm not a language.

  • I like my name.

  • I really have obsessed my name.

  • Ok, because I want my name in there.

  • I didn't want it like a company name or something.

  • I wanted my name.

  • Because then if I ever change my mind on not one few languages, my name is still there.

  • My name is by name.

  • It's not going away, right?

  • Right.

  • But I wasn't sure.

  • Like language genius.

  • Can I be a genius if I'm like my twenties?

  • I can not possible.

  • Like it says, That's on bad.

  • And so that nerd sounded appropriate.

  • And on top of that, I remember thinking like when I was a reply to a YouTube comment or someone sees me apply to something or sees me, I want them.

  • If they have the interest in languages.

  • I want them to immediately see by the by name that, Oh, what does he do and click it?

  • And I thought the language has been the language Nerd would allow people to do that.

  • Yeah, it's enough to draw the man to see or want to know more information, I suppose.

  • Yeah, now that you have listened to the conversation, let's start discussing some of the vocabulary points Now.

  • The first word that I want to discuss here is the word derogatory.

  • The exact sentence that made my friend said that Kyle said The interviewer, he said, was as word I know you as as Rin, the language nerd, which may seem somewhat derogatory, So derogatory is basically when you have an attitude where you made a comment about someone that is very disrespectful and mean.

  • For example, I say something like, Oh, you know, Jack, Jack is such an idiot.

  • Oh, my goodness, he's so dumb.

  • That's derogatory.

  • Other derogatory comments sometimes can be racist comments.

  • So I say something about someone was a different skin color, maybe white skin or browns Canadia from China.

  • Maybe you're from whatever country.

  • If I make a mean observation or a a disrespectful comment about someone with a specific skin color or specific nationality.

  • That is also a derogatory comment.

  • So Kyle was saying, huh?

  • Azr in your name is as Rin the language nerd, but we're nerd.

  • Many people think is derogatory.

  • They think it's mean.

  • That's a word that we used to insult them.

  • We say, Oh, you're a nerd.

  • Hi.

  • You're such a nerd and some people feel that it has a negative.

  • A negative connotation were negative feeling around it.

  • And so that's why he was asking about this word, my name as with the language nerd and why I'm using the word nerd in my name.

  • Another word that came up in this conversation was the word evocative.

  • Now evocative is anything that brings a very, very powerful or a strong emotion or any feeling, or maybe a memory into your mind.

  • So, for example, if I if I hear a song a love song and it's a really good love song, that love song can be very evocative.

  • It could be extremely evocative because it makes me feel the love.

  • I really can feel the love from that song, which is why it's evocative.

  • Or, for example, some of you might have seen the video that I made on this channel.

  • When I was in France, I was in a forest.

  • I was visiting a village in France where I actually lived for about I spent four months in that village approximately yes, four months.

  • And that village, the trees in the house.

  • There's a very specific smell.

  • And that smell for me is very evocative, because when I smell it, I immediately remember when I used to live there.

  • I have so many memories with that smell, I think Oh, yeah, I remember when I built the treehouse in this forest.

  • Oh, yeah, that smell makes me think of when I would walk every day on this bridge to go to school.

  • Oh, yeah, I remember this and that.

  • The smell is very evocative because it makes me feel it brings us very strong emotion and these very strong memories to my mind.

  • So, Kyle, he specifically said, Maybe the word nerd isn't as evocative as it was when I was a teenager.

  • So when pile was a teenager, his experience with the word nerd is that a broad, very powerful emotions in this case, negative emotions.

  • When you call someone a nerd, it was very insulting.

  • It was very mean.

  • It was very powerful.

  • It was something.

  • Not if you called somebody a nerd, they would say, Whoa, a nerd.

  • Oh my God, that's so mean.

  • It would hurt their feelings.

  • So that's what Kyle was saying when you use that word evocative.

  • Another thing that was said is the expression Throw a slur at someone.

  • The exact sentence Waas using the word nerd was a pretty big slur toe throw at somebody.

  • A slur is basically something not insults you or that is said that mean about somebody?

  • That's what it means to throw a slur.

  • You're saying something that is very mean.

  • Something very immediate hurts the reputation.

  • That's kind of what that means.

  • Something else you heard in this conversation was the expression del into something.

  • What Pilot said was that he really wants to delve into that persona the persona as on the language murdered.

  • So those two words here that we have to look at first of all, delve into when you delve into something you are investigating something you are learning.

  • Maura, about something.

  • You're researching something.

  • So in our conversation with between Thailand, me, Kyle wanted to delve into Azr in the language nerd, he wants to investigate.

  • As with the language nerd he wants to learn more about as on the language nerd, He wants to ask me more questions about Azra, the language nerds.

  • When you delve into something, you are learning more about it.

  • You are investigating.

  • You're researching it.

  • You're thinking about it.

  • You're delving into it now.

  • The other word that Kyle used was he wants to delve into that persona.

  • In other words, the persona of as were the language nerd A persona is a a version or a a specific part of a person of someone's personality that they show.

  • So, for example, I make videos on this YouTube channel.

  • You watch me on these videos, you see me in these videos, you hear me talk, you learn some English.

  • However, me the version of me that you see on these videos it's only one part of my personality.

  • You don't see me when I'm very sad.

  • You don't seem not when I'm angry.

  • You don't see me when I'm in my pajamas and my hair is all messy.

  • You're only seeing one part off Azra.

  • You are seeing a my public persona.

  • You are seeing who I choose to be when I am in front of the camera.

  • Actors have personas, right?

  • Maybe when you follow their instagram with their Facebook or whatever social media, you don't see everything.

  • They don't show you everything.

  • They have certain aspects that are private, and there's certain things that they make public.

  • When you look at the person based on everything that is public, that is their public persona.

  • So, really, all of us, in a way, have a persona.

  • If you have a public instagram, Facebook, whatever, you also kind of how the public persona, I suppose, don't you?

  • So that's kind of what a persona.

  • That's what kind of what a persona means.

  • Another thing that was said is the expression to come up with.

  • So the exact sentence from the interviewer my friend Waas, when did you come up with the name as Aaron, the language nerd.

  • So what that means is, when did you think off as Aaron the language nerd come up with is another way to say Think of something or invent something so I could say, for example, Oh, my God.

  • I came up with the I came up with a great video idea for easy English.

  • This means that I thought of a great idea for easy English, a great video idea.

  • I could say, Oh, my goodness, I came up with a great idea for a company.

  • This means that I have Ah, I thought of a great idea for a company.

  • That's what this expression come up with really means.

  • Another word that I used in this video actually is the word genius.

  • A genius is someone who's very, very smart, very intelligent.

  • They're a genius.

  • So when I said in the video Waas language genius, I was trying to think of what should my online persona be?

  • What did my online name be?

  • And I thought, should I say, as we're in the language genius.

  • But I didn't want to say that, because can I be a genius at languages I don't know.

  • Is that too confident is not exaggerated?

  • Am I being too?

  • I just didn't feel comfortable with the name as we're in the language genius.

  • It didn't feel right to me.

  • Another really useful phrase not you heard in this conversation is <