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INTRODUCTION
Eric:
Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 24 - At Christmas.
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 Christmas greetings. Léa celebrates Christmas with her family, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine:
Noël en famille :D
Eric:
Meaning - "Christmas with the family :D" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa:
Noël en famille :D
(clicking sound)
Céline:
Joyeux Noël :)
Inès:
Le père Noël t'a apporté beaucoup de cadeaux cette année? :p
Rémi:
Ne mange pas trop :p
Pierre:
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!
Eric:
Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa:
Noël en famille :D
Eric:
"Christmas with the family :D"
(clicking sound)
Céline:
Joyeux Noël :)
Eric:
"Merry Christmas :)"
Inès:
Le père Noël t'a apporté beaucoup de cadeaux cette année? :p
Eric:
"Did Santa Claus bring you many presents this year? :p"
Rémi:
Ne mange pas trop :p
Eric:
"Don't eat too much :p"
Pierre:
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!
Eric:
"Happy Holidays!"
POST
Eric:
Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine:
Noël en famille :D
Eric:
"Christmas with the family :D"
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Noël en famille :D (Regular) Noël en famille :D
Eric:
Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Christmas ."
Yasmine:
Noël
Eric:
On the 24th of December, people usually enjoy a big meal in the evening. Then, they go to bed and open the presents that Santa Claus brought on the 25th in the morning. Some families have another big family meal on the 25th for lunch as well. The rest of the day they just enjoy being with their families. Listen again- "Christmas " is...
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Noël (REGULAR) Noël
Eric:
Then comes the phrase - "with the family."
Yasmine:
en famille
Eric:
In France, Christmas is the most important family event of the year. Most shops are closed because it's the one day of the year where everywhere in France, every family spends some time together. Listen again- "with the family" is...
Yasmine:
(SLOW) en famille (REGULAR) en famille
Eric:
All together, "Christmas with the family :D"
Yasmine:
Noël en famille :D
COMMENTS
Eric:
In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric:
Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Merry Christmas :)"
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Joyeux Noël :) (REGULAR) Joyeux Noël :)
[Pause]
Yasmine:
Joyeux Noël :)
Eric:
Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric:
Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "Did Santa Claus bring you many presents this year? :p"
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Le père Noël t'a apporté beaucoup de cadeaux cette année? :p (REGULAR) Le père Noël t'a apporté beaucoup de cadeaux cette année? :p
[Pause]
Yasmine:
Le père Noël t'a apporté beaucoup de cadeaux cette année? :p
Eric:
Use this expression to be funny.
Eric:
Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Don't eat too much :p"
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Ne mange pas trop :p (REGULAR) Ne mange pas trop :p
[Pause]
Yasmine:
Ne mange pas trop :p
Eric:
Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric:
Her supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "Happy Holidays!"
Yasmine:
(SLOW) Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année! (REGULAR) Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!
[Pause]
Yasmine:
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!
Eric:
Use this expression to be old fashioned.
OUTRO
Eric:
Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about Christmas 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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