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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 22 - At a Birthday Party.
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 birthday greetings. Léa goes to her birthday party, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Merci à tous d'être venus :)
Eric: Meaning - "Thank you all for coming :)" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: Merci à tous d'être venus :)
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Joyeux anniversaire!
Céline: Tu as été gâtée? ;)
Rémi: Tu ne rajeunis pas :p
Inès: Merci pour l'invitation ^^
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: Merci à tous d'être venus :)
Eric: "Thank you all for coming :)"
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Joyeux anniversaire!
Eric: "Happy birthday!"
Céline: Tu as été gâtée? ;)
Eric: "Have you been spoiled? ;)"
Rémi: Tu ne rajeunis pas :p
Eric: "You're not getting younger :p"
Inès: Merci pour l'invitation ^^
Eric: "Thanks for the invitation ^^"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: Merci à tous d'être venus :)
Eric: "Thank you all for coming :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Merci à tous d'être venus :) (Regular) Merci à tous d'être venus :)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Thank you all."
Yasmine: Merci à tous
Eric: This is a very polite expression to show one's gratitude Listen again- "Thank you all" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Merci à tous (REGULAR) Merci à tous
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "for coming."
Yasmine: d'être venus
Eric: In France, house parties with many sweets, cakes, presents and games are popular among children. Adults also enjoy partying at home by having food, music and talking with their friends, or meeting them somewhere to do something special. Listen again- "for coming" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) d'être venus (REGULAR) d'être venus
Eric: All together, "Thank you all for coming :)"
Yasmine: Merci à tous d'être venus :)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "Happy birthday!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Joyeux anniversaire! (REGULAR) Joyeux anniversaire!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Joyeux anniversaire!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Have you been spoiled? ;)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu as été gâtée? ;) (REGULAR) Tu as été gâtée? ;)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu as été gâtée? ;)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "You're not getting younger :p"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu ne rajeunis pas :p (REGULAR) Tu ne rajeunis pas :p
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu ne rajeunis pas :p
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "Thanks for the invitation ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Merci pour l'invitation ^^ (REGULAR) Merci pour l'invitation ^^
[Pause]
Yasmine: Merci pour l'invitation ^^
Eric: Use this expression to be thankful.

Outro

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