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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 13 - A Pregnancy Announcement.
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 having a baby. François finds out he and his wife are going to have a baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
Eric: Meaning - "In a couple of months, there will be 3 of us ;)" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
(clicking sound)
Jean: Tu vas être papa? :o
Rémi: C'est une fille ou un garçon?
Elodie: Je suis sûre que vous serez des parents géniaux :)
Céline: Félicitations :D
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
Eric: "In a couple of months, there will be 3 of us ;)"
(clicking sound)
Jean: Tu vas être papa? :o
Eric: "You're gonna be a dad? :o"
Rémi: C'est une fille ou un garçon?
Eric: "Is it a girl or a boy?"
Elodie: Je suis sûre que vous serez des parents géniaux :)
Eric: "I'm sure you'll be great parents :)"
Céline: Félicitations :D
Eric: "Congratulations :D"
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
Eric: "In a couple of months, there will be 3 of us ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;) (Regular) Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "In a couple of months."
Yasmine: Dans quelques mois
Eric: To show that you're excitedly awaiting something, you'll often start talking about the date. Listen again- "In a couple of months" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Dans quelques mois (REGULAR) Dans quelques mois
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "there will be 3 of us."
Yasmine: nous serons 3
Eric: In French, sometimes people don't like to write exactly what they actually mean. Instead, they will hide the meaning a bit, inviting others to interact. Listen again- "there will be 3 of us" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) nous serons 3 (REGULAR) nous serons 3
Eric: All together, "In a couple of months, there will be 3 of us ;)"
Yasmine: Dans quelques mois nous serons 3 ;)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His nephew, Jean, uses an expression meaning - "You're gonna be a dad? :o"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu vas être papa? :o (REGULAR) Tu vas être papa? :o
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu vas être papa? :o
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling surprised.
Eric: His college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Is it a girl or a boy?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est une fille ou un garçon? (REGULAR) C'est une fille ou un garçon?
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est une fille ou un garçon?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are interested.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "I'm sure you'll be great parents :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je suis sûre que vous serez des parents géniaux :) (REGULAR) Je suis sûre que vous serez des parents géniaux :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Je suis sûre que vous serez des parents géniaux :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Congratulations :D"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Félicitations :D (REGULAR) Félicitations :D
[Pause]
Yasmine: Félicitations :D
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having a baby, 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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If a friend posted something about having a baby which phrase would you use?