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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 19 - Just Relaxing.
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 relaxing. François relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Moment de détente :)
Eric: Meaning - "A moment of relaxation :)" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: Moment de détente :)
(clicking sound)
Léa: Tu le mérites ;)
Elodie: C'est le même endroit où tu vas chaque année?
Inès: Je t'envie :p
Rémi: J'arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive :D
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: Moment de détente :)
Eric: "A moment of relaxation :)"
(clicking sound)
Léa: Tu le mérites ;)
Eric: "You deserve it ;)"
Elodie: C'est le même endroit où tu vas chaque année?
Eric: "Is it the same place you've been going to every year?"
Inès: Je t'envie :p
Eric: "I envy you :p"
Rémi: J'arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive :D
Eric: "Comiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing :D"
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: Moment de détente :)
Eric: "A moment of relaxation :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Moment de détente :) (Regular) Moment de détente :)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Moment."
Yasmine: Moment
Eric: On French social media, it's common practice to shorten sentences by starting with a noun expressing a duration to explain what you're doing. Listen again- "Moment" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Moment (REGULAR) Moment
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "of relaxation."
Yasmine: de détente
Eric: To relax, people in France enjoy taking a walk in a park, sunbathing in summer sun, going to a spa, and other such activities. Listen again- "of relaxation" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) de détente (REGULAR) de détente
Eric: All together, "A moment of relaxation :)"
Yasmine: Moment de détente :)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, Léa, uses an expression meaning - "You deserve it ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu le mérites ;) (REGULAR) Tu le mérites ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu le mérites ;)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling sensitive.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "Is it the same place you've been going to every year?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'est le même endroit où tu vas chaque année? (REGULAR) C'est le même endroit où tu vas chaque année?
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'est le même endroit où tu vas chaque année?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling inquisitive.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "I envy you :p"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Je t'envie :p :D (REGULAR) Je t'envie :p
[Pause]
Yasmine: Je t'envie :p
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling jealous.
Eric: His college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Comiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing :D"
Yasmine: (SLOW) J'arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive :D (REGULAR) J'arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive :D
[Pause]
Yasmine: J'arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive :D
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about relaxing, 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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