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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
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 visiting a landmark. Léa visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Où suis-je? ^^
Eric: Meaning - "Where am I? ^^" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: Où suis-je? ^^
(clicking sound)
Céline: Trop facile ;)
Rémi: Sur la photo! lol
Inès: Tu t'amuses à ce que je vois ;)
Pierre: C'est une très belle ville, n'est-ce pas?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: Où suis-je? ^^
Eric: "Where am I? ^^"
(clicking sound)
Céline: Trop facile ;)
Eric: "Too easy ;)"
Rémi: Sur la photo! lol
Eric: "On the picture! lol"
Inès: Tu t'amuses à ce que je vois ;)
Eric: "I see that you're having fun ;)"
Pierre: C'est une très belle ville, n'est-ce pas?
Eric: "It's a beautiful city, isn't it?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: Où suis-je? ^^
Eric: "Where am I? ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Où suis-je? ^^ (Regular) Où suis-je? ^^
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Where."
Yasmine: Où
Eric: When French people travel, they love seeing touristy stuff. Everyone who goes to Paris has certainly been to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum. Listen again- "Where" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Où (REGULAR) Où
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "am I?."
Yasmine: suis-je?
Eric: It's quite common on social media to add pictures, make people guess where one is, and share opinions about that place. Listen again- "am I?" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) suis-je? (REGULAR) suis-je?
Eric: All together, "Where am I? ^^"
Yasmine: Où suis-je? ^^
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Too easy ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Trop facile ;) (REGULAR) Trop facile ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Trop facile ;)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are clever.
Eric: Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "On the picture! lol"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Sur la photo! lol (REGULAR) Sur la photo! lol
[Pause]
Yasmine: Sur la photo! lol
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "I see that you're having fun ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu t'amuses à ce que je vois ;) (REGULAR) Tu t'amuses à ce que je vois ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu t'amuses à ce que je vois ;)
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "It's a beautiful city, isn't it?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est une très belle ville, n'est-ce pas? (REGULAR) C'est une très belle ville, n'est-ce pas?
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est une très belle ville, n'est-ce pas?
Eric: Use this expression to show you agree.

Outro

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