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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 10 - Feeling Disappointed.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in French about being disappointed. Léa feels disappointed about today's weather, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Ce temps est déprimant.
Eric: Meaning - "This weather is depressing." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: Ce temps est déprimant.
(clicking sound)
Céline: Moi j'aime la pluie :)
Rémi: Au moins il n'y a pas besoin d'arroser les plantes :p
Inès: C'est parfait pour une soirée film ;)
François: Moi aussi je ne suis pas motivé pour faire quoi que ce soit.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: Ce temps est déprimant.
Eric: "This weather is depressing."
(clicking sound)
Céline: Moi j'aime la pluie :)
Eric: "I like the rain :)"
Rémi: Au moins il n'y a pas besoin d'arroser les plantes :p
Eric: "At least there's no need to water the plants :p"
Inès: C'est parfait pour une soirée film ;)
Eric: "It's perfect for a movie night ;)"
François: Moi aussi je ne suis pas motivé pour faire quoi que ce soit.
Eric: "I'm not motivated to do anything either."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: Ce temps est déprimant.
Eric: "This weather is depressing."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ce temps est déprimant. (Regular) Ce temps est déprimant.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "This weather."
Yasmine: Ce temps
Eric: Depending on where you are in France, the weather varies greatly. In Paris, which is in the north of France, it is often cloudy, rainy or cold. In the south of France, temperatures are generally warmer. Listen again- "This weather" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ce temps (REGULAR) Ce temps
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "is depressing."
Yasmine: est déprimant
Eric: On rainy days, people generally like to stay at home, relax and not do much: watching TV, reading, cooking, playing video games or board games and so on... Listen again- "is depressing" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) est déprimant (REGULAR) est déprimant
Eric: All together, "This weather is depressing."
Yasmine: Ce temps est déprimant.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "I like the rain :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Moi j'aime la pluie :) (REGULAR) Moi j'aime la pluie :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Moi j'aime la pluie :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "At least there's no need to water the plants :p"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Au moins il n'y a pas besoin d'arroser les plantes :p (REGULAR) Au moins il n'y a pas besoin d'arroser les plantes :p
[Pause]
Yasmine: Au moins il n'y a pas besoin d'arroser les plantes :p
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "It's perfect for a movie night ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est parfait pour une soirée film ;) (REGULAR) C'est parfait pour une soirée film ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est parfait pour une soirée film ;)
Eric: Use this expression to be sympathetic.
Eric: Her boyfriend, François, uses an expression meaning - "I'm not motivated to do anything either."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Moi aussi je ne suis pas motivé pour faire quoi que ce soit. (REGULAR) Moi aussi je ne suis pas motivé pour faire quoi que ce soit.
[Pause]
Yasmine: Moi aussi je ne suis pas motivé pour faire quoi que ce soit.
Eric: Use this expression to show you understand.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being disappointed, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Yasmine: Au revoir

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