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Jan 14, 2022

This is Part 1 of the interview. Vocabulary list further below!

The full transcript is on my website.

Lingo Junkie - Eugeniu on interview for my fluent podcast

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Vocabulary list

0:11 Cheesy: cheap and of low quality.

0:19 To jot sth. down:  to write briefly or hurriedly 

0:33 And all that jazz: informal. used when speaking to mean "and other similar things":

3:50 To graduate: successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or (in North America) high school.

4:20 Superb: admirably fine or excellent; extremely good: a superb performance. sumptuous; rich; (note: this was not the best choice of word which was used in the interview by Daniel but it was the only word that came to mind at that moment. A better choice would would have been: excellent, fantastic)

4:35 To get in the weeds: Totally immersed in or preoccupied with the details or complexities (of something)

5:32 To shoot for the moon:  to try to do or get something that is very difficult to do or get an ambitious

6:10 A scholarship: a sum of money granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc., to pursue his or her studies

6:10 A host family: a family which provides board and lodging to students, usually for a fee

8:24 Albuquerque: New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert.

7:31 Breaking Bad: Critically acclaimed American series. 

Balloon fiesta: Fiesta is like a festival.

8:04 Diplomatically: tactful in dealing with people

8:11 To stand out: If something stands out, it is much better or much more important than other things of the same kind. He played the violin, and he stood out from all the other musicians.

8:17 To evolve: develop gradually.

9:01 To blend in:  to look like things nearby

10:48 Intricacies: the quality or state of being complex or having many parts

12:25 Melting pot (of languages): a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together.

14:07 To pretend: to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people or as a game

14:29 To juggle (juggling three languages at the same time): to keep (several activities) in progress, esp with difficulty. You might know the other meaning, when you throw 3 balls in the air and juggle with them.

15:57 US citizen: an inhabitant of a particular town or city.

16:25 To set foot somewhere: Enter, as in I'll never set foot in this house again.

16:31 Heritage: features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance:

17:08 Air quotes: imaginary quotation marks that you make in the air with your fingers, to show that you are using a word or phrase in an unusual way or repeating exactly what someone has said

18:12 Oatmeal: a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for breakfast

18:51 Internship interview: the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

To check the balance:

19:28 The representative: a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others.

19:28 A statement: here in the episode: a document setting out items of debit and credit between a bank or other organization and a customer.

19:52 Unorthodox: contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox.

21:41 Twofold: so as to double; to twice the number or amount.

22:25 To embark: begin (a course of action). // go on board a ship or aircraft.

22:27 Immerse yourself... : Here:  integrate yourself into the language.