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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know French Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 22. Showing Your Gratitude.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "I appreciate your support."
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien.
Yasmine: [slow] J'apprécie votre soutien.
Eric: The pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something has 2 elements. First, the expression "I appreciate."
Yasmine: J'apprécie.
Eric: Second, the complement, in this case "your support."
Yasmine: votre soutien.
Eric: Altogether, we have "I appreciate your support."
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien. [slow] J'apprécie votre soutien. [normal] J'apprécie votre soutien.
Eric: First you have the expression "I appreciate," followed by a complement.
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien.
Eric: So remember, to express gratitude, start with the expression "I appreciate," followed by what you’re thankful for.
Eric: Here's another example meaning, "I appreciate your visit." First, the expression "I appreciate."
Yasmine: J'apprécie.
Eric: Second, the complement, in this case "your visit."
Yasmine: ta visite.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Yasmine: J'apprécie ta visite. [slow] J'apprécie ta visite. [normal] J'apprécie ta visite.
Eric: "I appreciate your visit."
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie ta visite.
Eric: How do you say - "I appreciate your efforts." To give you a hint, "efforts" is...
Yasmine: efforts. [slow] efforts. [normal] efforts.
Eric: "I appreciate your efforts."
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie vos efforts. [slow] J'apprécie vos efforts. [normal] J'apprécie vos efforts.
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie vos efforts.
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in French. Here we go.
Eric: "I appreciate your support."
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien.
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien.
Eric: "I appreciate your visit."
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie ta visite.
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie ta visite.
Eric: "I appreciate your efforts."
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie vos efforts.
[pause]
Yasmine: J'apprécie vos efforts.

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something, as in...
Yasmine: J'apprécie votre soutien.
Eric: meaning "I appreciate your support."
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on FrenchPod101.com. Thanks, everyone, see you next time!
Yasmine: A la prochaine!

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Which expression sounds more natural to you for expressing your gratitude?