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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 14 - Talking About Your Baby.
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 a smiling baby picture. Léa plays with her baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Ma petite princesse 3
Eric: Meaning - "My little princess 3" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: Ma petite princesse 3
(clicking sound)
Céline: Elle est trop chou!
Inès: Je viens faire du baby-sitting n'importe quand ^^
Pierre: Quel beau sourire!
Elodie: Elle est le portrait craché de son papa :)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: Ma petite princesse 3
Eric: "My little princess 3"
(clicking sound)
Céline: Elle est trop chou!
Eric: "She's so cute!"
Inès: Je viens faire du baby-sitting n'importe quand ^^
Eric: "I'll come to babysit anytime ^^"
Pierre: Quel beau sourire!
Eric: "What a beautiful smile!"
Elodie: Elle est le portrait craché de son papa :)
Eric: "She's the spitting image of her daddy :)"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: Ma petite princesse 3
Eric: "My little princess 3"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ma petite princesse 3 (Regular) Ma petite princesse 3
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "my little."
Yasmine: Ma petite
Eric: Nowadays many women work and care about their career, and may delay having children until they're about 30 years old. Listen again- "my little" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ma petite (REGULAR) Ma petite
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "princess."
Yasmine: princesse
Eric: French people often use a variety of cute nicknames like "sweetie" or "honey". Some that might sound weird for English speaking people are "my cabbage" or "my flea" for example. Listen again- "princess" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) princesse (REGULAR) princesse
Eric: All together, "My little princess 3"
Yasmine: Ma petite princesse 3
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "She's so cute!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Elle est trop chou! (REGULAR) Elle est trop chou!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Elle est trop chou!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "I'll come to babysit anytime ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je viens faire du baby-sitting n'importe quand ^^ (REGULAR) Je viens faire du baby-sitting n'importe quand ^^
[Pause]
Yasmine: Je viens faire du baby-sitting n'importe quand ^^
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "What a beautiful smile!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Quel beau sourire! (REGULAR) Quel beau sourire!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Quel beau sourire!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "She's the spitting image of her daddy :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Elle est le portrait craché de son papa :) (REGULAR) Elle est le portrait craché de son papa :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Elle est le portrait craché de son papa :)
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 a smiling baby picture, 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 a smiling baby picture which phrase would you use?