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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 23 - Happy New Year!.
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 New Year greetings. François celebrates the New Year, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: Bonne année à tous!
Eric: Meaning - "Happy New Year everyone!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: Bonne année à tous!
(clicking sound)
Elodie: Bonne année à toi aussi :)
Céline: Bonne santé!
Pierre: Meilleurs Voeux!
Rémi: Quelles sont tes bonnes résolutions? ^^
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: Bonne année à tous!
Eric: "Happy New Year everyone!"
(clicking sound)
Elodie: Bonne année à toi aussi :)
Eric: "Happy New Year to you too :)"
Céline: Bonne santé!
Eric: "Good health!"
Pierre: Meilleurs Voeux!
Eric: "Best wishes!"
Rémi: Quelles sont tes bonnes résolutions? ^^
Eric: "What are your New Year's Resolutions? ^^"
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: Bonne année à tous!
Eric: "Happy New Year everyone!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Bonne année à tous! (Regular) Bonne année à tous!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Happy New Year."
Yasmine: Bonne année
Eric: In France, fireworks are set off at midnight to celebrate the New Year. There are some gatherings in big areas in big cities. Some people celebrate it with their friends at home by having a nice dinner and following the countdown on TV. Afterwards, people wish their friends a happy new year by texting or writing on social media. Listen again- "Happy New Year" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) Bonne année (REGULAR) Bonne année
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "to everyone."
Yasmine: à tous
Eric: It's considered courteous to wish people a happy new year on social media, where everybody can read the post. Listen again- "to everyone" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) à tous (REGULAR) à tous
Eric: All together, "Happy New Year everyone!"
Yasmine: Bonne année à tous!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie uses an expression meaning - "Happy New Year to you too :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Bonne année à toi aussi :) (REGULAR) Bonne année à toi aussi :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Bonne année à toi aussi :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Good health!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Bonne santé! (REGULAR) Bonne santé!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Bonne santé!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "Best wishes!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Meilleurs Voeux! (REGULAR) Meilleurs Voeux!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Meilleurs Voeux!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: His college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "What are your New Year's Resolutions? ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Quelles sont tes bonnes résolutions? ^^ (REGULAR) Quelles sont tes bonnes résolutions? ^^
[Pause]
Yasmine: Quelles sont tes bonnes résolutions? ^^
Eric: Use this expression to show you are curious.

Outro

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