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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know French Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury.
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 injured. François suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Yasmine: J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
Eric: Meaning - "My ankle hurts really badly :(" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
François: J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
(clicking sound)
Léa: Tu es allé chez le médecin?
Céline: Mon pauvre...
Jean: Ça arrive, c'est pas la fin du monde!
Elodie: Tu guériras sûrement rapidement :)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
François: J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
Eric: "My ankle hurts really badly :("
(clicking sound)
Léa: Tu es allé chez le médecin?
Eric: "Have you seen a doctor?"
Céline: Mon pauvre...
Eric: "Poor you..."
Jean: Ça arrive, c'est pas la fin du monde!
Eric: "It happens, it's not the end of the world!"
Elodie: Tu guériras sûrement rapidement :)
Eric: "You'll probably recover soon :)"
POST
Eric: Listen again to François's post.
Yasmine: J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
Eric: "My ankle hurts really badly :("
Yasmine: (SLOW) J'ai super mal à la cheville :( (Regular) J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "It hurts really badly."
Yasmine: J'ai super mal
Eric: To talk about pain in French, the speaker is talking about his own feelings, so the sentence starts with a personal pronoun. Listen again- "It hurts really badly" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) J'ai super mal (REGULAR) J'ai super mal
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "at my ankle."
Yasmine: à la cheville
Eric: To talk about where something hurts, you generally use this preposition, then the noun, preceded by the corresponding article. Listen again- "at my ankle" is...
Yasmine: (SLOW) à la cheville (REGULAR) à la cheville
Eric: All together, "My ankle hurts really badly :("
Yasmine: J'ai super mal à la cheville :(
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, François's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His girlfriend, Léa, uses an expression meaning - "Have you seen a doctor?"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu es allé chez le médecin? (REGULAR) Tu es allé chez le médecin?
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu es allé chez le médecin?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Eric: His neighbor, Céline, uses an expression meaning - "Poor you..."
Yasmine: (SLOW) Mon pauvre... (REGULAR) Mon pauvre...
[Pause]
Yasmine: Mon pauvre...
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His girlfriend’s nephew, Jean, uses an expression meaning - "It happens, it's not the end of the world!"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Ça arrive, c'est pas la fin du monde! (REGULAR) Ça arrive, c'est pas la fin du monde!
[Pause]
Yasmine: Ça arrive, c'est pas la fin du monde!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
Eric: His high school friend, Elodie, uses an expression meaning - "You'll probably recover soon :)"
Yasmine: (SLOW) Tu guériras sûrement rapidement :) (REGULAR) Tu guériras sûrement rapidement :)
[Pause]
Yasmine: Tu guériras sûrement rapidement :)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being injured, 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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Friday at 6:30 pm
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If a friend posted something about being injured which phrase would you use?

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Sunday at 4:33 pm
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Kazem
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thank you so much, It was useful👍

Karen
Friday at 5:44 pm
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I would probably say

Tu es allé chez le médecin?