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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 20 - Arriving Home.
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 returning home after a trip. Léa returns home after a vacation, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Qu'on est bien chez soi!
Eric: Meaning - "How nice it is at home!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: Qu'on est bien chez soi!
(clicking sound)
Céline: Contente de te revoir! :)
Inès: Tu nous as manqué 3
Rémi: Prochaine étape: défaire la valise... amuse-toi bien :p
Elodie: C'était comment? ^^
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: Qu'on est bien chez soi!
Eric: "How nice it is at home!"
(clicking sound)
Céline: Contente de te revoir! :)
Eric: "Welcome back! :)"
Inès: Tu nous as manqué 3
Eric: "We missed you 3"
Rémi: Prochaine étape: défaire la valise... amuse-toi bien :p
Eric: "Next step: unpack the suitcase... have fun :p"
Elodie: C'était comment? ^^
Eric: "How was it? ^^"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: Qu'on est bien chez soi!
Eric: "How nice it is at home!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Qu'on est bien chez soi! (Regular) Qu'on est bien chez soi!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "How nice it is."
Yasmine: Qu'on est bien
Eric: This phrase is equivalent to "home sweet home," but cannot be translated literally into English. It's typically used when speaking to oneself. Listen again- "How nice it is" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Qu'on est bien (REGULAR) Qu'on est bien
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "at home."
Yasmine: chez soi
Eric: When French people travel, they like to either bring souvenirs from where they went, or to write postcards to family and friends. Listen again- "at home" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) chez soi (REGULAR) chez soi
Eric: All together, "How nice it is at home!"
Yasmine: Qu'on est bien chez soi!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Welcome back! :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Contente de te revoir! :) (REGULAR) Contente de te revoir! :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Contente de te revoir! :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "We missed you 3"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu nous as manqué 3 (REGULAR) Tu nous as manqué 3
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu nous as manqué 3
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Next step: unpack the suitcase... have fun :p"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Prochaine étape: défaire la valise... amuse-toi bien :p (REGULAR) Prochaine étape: défaire la valise... amuse-toi bien :p
[Pause]
Yasmine: Prochaine étape: défaire la valise... amuse-toi bien :p
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "How was it? ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) C'était comment? ^^ (REGULAR) C'était comment? ^^
[Pause]
Yasmine: C'était comment? ^^
Eric: Use this expression to show you are interested.

Outro

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