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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
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 an unusual thing found at a local market. François finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
Eric: Meaning - "I wonder what this is for..." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
(clicking sound)
Jean: Aucune idée!
Léa: Tu as trouvé ça où?
Elodie: C'est joli :)
Rémi: Ca a l'air vieux.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
Eric: "I wonder what this is for..."
(clicking sound)
Jean: Aucune idée!
Eric: "No idea!"
Léa: Tu as trouvé ça où?
Eric: "Where did you find that?"
Elodie: C'est joli :)
Eric: "It's pretty :)"
Rémi: Ca a l'air vieux.
Eric: "It looks old."
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
Eric: "I wonder what this is for..."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je me demande à quoi ça sert... (Regular) Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I wonder."
Yasmine: Je me demande
Eric: This is an expression to use when you aren't sure about something. Listen again- "I wonder" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je me demande (REGULAR) Je me demande
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "what this is for."
Yasmine: à quoi ça sert
Eric: In France, people sell all kinds of things at flea markets. Sellers are usually trying to get rid of old stuff they aren't using anymore by selling them for cheap, rather than throwing everything away. Listen again- "what this is for" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) à quoi ça sert (REGULAR) à quoi ça sert
Eric: All together, "I wonder what this is for..."
Yasmine: Je me demande à quoi ça sert...
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His nephew, Jean, uses an expression meaning - "No idea!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Aucune idée! (REGULAR) Aucune idée!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Aucune idée!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: His wife, Léa, uses an expression meaning - "Where did you find that?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu as trouvé ça où? (REGULAR) Tu as trouvé ça où?
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu as trouvé ça où?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are interested.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "It's pretty :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est joli :) (REGULAR) C'est joli :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est joli :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "It looks old."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ca a l'air vieux. (REGULAR) Ca a l'air vieux.
[Pause]
Yasmine: Ca a l'air vieux.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market, 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 an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?

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aucun means none not no