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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
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 in a relationship. François changes his relationship status to "In a relationship", posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: "En couple avec Léa".
Eric: Meaning - "In a relationship with Léa." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: "En couple avec Léa".
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Je m'en doutais.
Jean: C'est pas trop tôt!
Rémi: Bien joué mon vieux ;)
Elodie: Vous formez un beau couple :)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: "En couple avec Léa".
Eric: "In a relationship with Léa."
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Je m'en doutais.
Eric: "I suspected it."
Jean: C'est pas trop tôt!
Eric: "It's about time!"
Rémi: Bien joué mon vieux ;)
Eric: "Well done, buddy ;)"
Elodie: Vous formez un beau couple :)
Eric: "You are a nice couple :)"
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: "En couple avec Léa".
Eric: "In a relationship with Léa."
Yasmine: (SLOW) "En couple avec Léa". (Regular) "En couple avec Léa".
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "In a relationship."
Yasmine: En couple
Eric: In France, it's quite common to post about relationship statuses to let everyone know when something changes, and to see how everyone is going to react. Listen again- "In a relationship" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) En couple (REGULAR) En couple
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "with Léa.."
Yasmine: avec Léa.
Eric: French people also like to add who they are with, not only to satisfy their friends’ curiosity, but also to show that they are proud to be with that person. Listen again- "with Léa." is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) avec Léa. (REGULAR) avec Léa.
Eric: All together, "In a relationship with Léa."
Yasmine: "En couple avec Léa".
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "I suspected it."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je m'en doutais. (REGULAR) Je m'en doutais.
[Pause]
Yasmine: Je m'en doutais.
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: His girlfriend’s nephew, Jean, uses an expression meaning - "It's about time!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est pas trop tôt! (REGULAR) C'est pas trop tôt!
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est pas trop tôt!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: His college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Well done, buddy ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Bien joué mon vieux ;) (REGULAR) Bien joué mon vieux ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Bien joué mon vieux ;)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "You are a nice couple :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Vous formez un beau couple :) (REGULAR) Vous formez un beau couple :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Vous formez un beau couple :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, 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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Friday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about being in a relationship which phrase would you use?

 

 

 

 

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Thursday at 12:23 PM
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Hi Cathy,


Thank you for your feedback! The purpose of adding these explanations is to make sure our students understand which contexts are appropriate for the phrases. We also understand that not everyone find every explanation/ example necessary but we are just doing our best to support our students from different language levels. We hope you enjoy our lessons otherwise and do let us know if you have any questions while studying with FrenchPod101.com!


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Khanh

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Cathy
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I really enjoy your audio lessons; however this series with Eric makes me cringe whenever he says something like...use this phrase when you are feeling old fashioned or cynical etc. You could delete Eric’s comments about when to use these phrases and the lessons would be more enjoyable to listen to for me. Just my point of view. Merci beaucoup!