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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 8 - Feeling Exhausted.
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 being exhausted. Léa feels exhausted after a long day at work, and writes this post:
Yasmine: La journée était longue, je suis morte...
Eric: Meaning - "It was a long day, I'm dead..." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Léa: La journée était longue, je suis morte...
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Reposez-vous bien, nous avons une réunion importante demain.
Céline: ça va?
Inès: Vivement ce week-end ^^
Rémi: Moi aussiiiiii!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Léa: La journée était longue, je suis morte...
Eric: "It was a long day, I'm dead..."
(clicking sound)
Pierre: Reposez-vous bien, nous avons une réunion importante demain.
Eric: "Rest well, we have an important meeting tomorrow."
Céline: ça va?
Eric: "Are you ok?"
Inès: Vivement ce week-end ^^
Eric: "Can't wait for this weekend ^^"
Rémi: Moi aussiiiiii!
Eric: "Me tooooooo!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Léa's post.
Yasmine: La journée était longue, je suis morte...
Eric: "It was a long day, I'm dead..."
Yasmine: (SLOW) La journée était longue, je suis morte... (Regular) La journée était longue, je suis morte...
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "It was a long day."
Yasmine: La journée était longue
Eric: In France, you can legally work 35 hours per week, generally from Mondays to Fridays, and people are entitled to 5 weeks of paid leave per year, which they can take whenever they want. Families with children generally go on vacation for a couple of weeks during the summer, when children are on holiday and don't have to go to school. Listen again- "It was a long day" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) La journée était longue (REGULAR) La journée était longue
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "I'm dead."
Yasmine: je suis morte
Eric: Sometimes, to talk about feelings, people may use strong, exaggerated words. Listen again- "I'm dead" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) je suis morte (REGULAR) je suis morte
Eric: All together, "It was a long day, I'm dead..."
Yasmine: La journée était longue, je suis morte...
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Léa's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her supervisor, Pierre, uses an expression meaning - "Rest well, we have an important meeting tomorrow."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Reposez-vous bien, nous avons une réunion importante demain. (REGULAR) Reposez-vous bien, nous avons une réunion importante demain.
[Pause]
Yasmine: Reposez-vous bien, nous avons une réunion importante demain.
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Are you ok?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) ça va? (REGULAR) ça va?
[Pause]
Yasmine: ça va?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Eric: Her high school friend, Inès, uses an expression meaning - "Can't wait for this weekend ^^"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Vivement ce week-end ^^ (REGULAR) Vivement ce week-end ^^
[Pause]
Yasmine: Vivement ce week-end ^^
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her college friend, Rémi, uses an expression meaning - "Me tooooooo!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Moi aussiiiiii! (REGULAR) Moi aussiiiiii!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Moi aussiiiiii!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.

Outro

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