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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 1 - Out at Dinner.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Clara: And I'm Clara.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in German about having dinner with friends. Tom eats at a restaurant with his friends, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
Eric: Meaning - "Good food with good friends!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen!
Tanja: Sieht sehr lecker aus!
Cem: Edel! Gefällt mir!
Katharina: Nächstes Mal bin ich dabei!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
Eric: "Good food with good friends!"
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen!
Eric: "Nice, I would have liked to be there!"
Tanja: Sieht sehr lecker aus!
Eric: "Looks very delicious!"
Cem: Edel! Gefällt mir!
Eric: "Noble! I like it!"
Katharina: Nächstes Mal bin ich dabei!
Eric: "Next time I'll be there!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
Eric: "Good food with good friends!"
Clara: (SLOW) Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden! (Regular) Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Good food."
Clara: Gutes Essen
Eric: is a standard expression to refer to delicious food. Listen again- "Good food" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Gutes Essen (REGULAR) Gutes Essen
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "with good friends."
Clara: mit guten Freunden
Eric: repeating the same adjective, "good", instead of choosing a different positive adjective makes the sentence flow nicely and is quite common in social media. Listen again- "with good friends" is...
Clara: (SLOW) mit guten Freunden (REGULAR) mit guten Freunden
Eric: All together, "Good food with good friends!"
Clara: Gutes Essen mit guten Freunden!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His girlfriend, Franziska, uses an expression meaning - "Nice, I would have liked to be there!"
Clara: (SLOW) Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen! (REGULAR) Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen!
[Pause]
Clara: Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling envious.
Eric: His neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Looks very delicious!"
Clara: (SLOW) Sieht sehr lecker aus! (REGULAR) Sieht sehr lecker aus!
[Pause]
Clara: Sieht sehr lecker aus!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His college friend, Cem, uses an expression meaning - "Noble! I like it!"
Clara: (SLOW) Edel! Gefällt mir! (REGULAR) Edel! Gefällt mir!
[Pause]
Clara: Edel! Gefällt mir!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: His high school friend, Katharina, uses an expression meaning - "Next time I'll be there!"
Clara: (SLOW) Nächstes Mal bin ich dabei! (REGULAR) Nächstes Mal bin ich dabei!
[Pause]
Clara: Nächstes Mal bin ich dabei!
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 having dinner with friends, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Clara: Tschüss!

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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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If a friend posted something about having dinner with friends which phrase would you use?

GermanPod101.com
Wednesday at 2:52 pm
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Hello Тарык,


Es sieht sehr lecker aus. Nächstes Mal bin ich auch dabei!) Es ist sehr edel mit guten Freunden zu essen... es gefällt mir.


Thank you as usual.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Тарык
Tuesday at 11:24 am
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Es sieht sehr leckere aus. Nächstes Mal bin ich auch dabei!) Es ist sehr edel mit Guten Freunden essen... es gefallen mir.

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Sunday at 5:54 am
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Hi Art,


The difference is in the pronunciation.

If you go to our dictionary and you enter "schon", you will be

given several versions of both "schon" and "schön". Play the

recordings and listen carefully.

And don't get frustrated if you have problems keeping them apart at first.😉

I know from experience that many foreigners have problems with German

"Umlauts".


Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

Team GermanPod101.com


Art Rutherford
Saturday at 12:33 am
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Good. Run the difference between schon and schon again. (This keyboard doesn't have an Umlaut) How can you tell the difference with out seeing it? Just listening.

Germapod101
Saturday at 4:44 pm
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Hi Mike,

it is "Ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen", not "Ich würde gerne dabei gewesen." The last one sounds weird.

Ich wäre means "I wish I could have been", while "würde" is translated like "I would".

I hope this helps.

Jennifer

Team Germanpod

Mike Leis
Thursday at 8:57 am
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Hi,

I'm completely confused by wäre and würde. In the sentence "Schön, ich wäre gerne dabei gewesen!" why is it wäre and not würde.

Thankyou for any help.