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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
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 being in a relationship. Tom changes his status to "In a relationship", posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: Meaning - "Behind every great man was always a loving woman." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Ich liebe dich!
Tanja: Oh das freut mich für euch!
Katharina: Ihr seid so ein süßes Paar!
Cem: Alles Gute Alter!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: "Behind every great man was always a loving woman."
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Ich liebe dich!
Eric: "I love you!"
Tanja: Oh das freut mich für euch!
Eric: "Oh I am happy for you!"
Katharina: Ihr seid so ein süßes Paar!
Eric: "You are such a cute couple!"
Cem: Alles Gute Alter!
Eric: "All the best buddy!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: "Behind every great man was always a loving woman."
Clara: (SLOW) Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau. (Regular) Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "behind every great man."
Clara: hinter jedem großen Mann. (pause) Groß
Eric: usually means tall or big, however in this case it is used as "great". Listen again- "behind every great man " is...
Clara: (SLOW) hinter jedem großen Mann (REGULAR) hinter jedem großen Mann
Eric: Now listen to the entire phrase. "Behind every great man was always a loving woman."
Clara: Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: This is a quote from Pablo Picasso. Quotes are quite common on social media to get people's attention and portray your post in a certain light. Listen again- "Behind every great man was always a loving woman." is...
Clara: (SLOW) Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau. (REGULAR) Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
Eric: All together, "Behind every great man was always a loving woman."
Clara: Hinter jedem großen Mann stand immer eine liebende Frau.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His girlfriend, Franziska, uses an expression meaning - "I love you!"
Clara: (SLOW) Ich liebe dich! (REGULAR) Ich liebe dich!
[Pause]
Clara: Ich liebe dich!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling happy.
Eric: His neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Oh I am happy for you!"
Clara: (SLOW) Oh das freut mich für euch! (REGULAR) Oh das freut mich für euch!
[Pause]
Clara: Oh das freut mich für euch!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His high school friend, Katharina, uses an expression meaning - "You are such a cute couple!"
Clara: (SLOW) Ihr seid so ein süßes Paar! (REGULAR) Ihr seid so ein süßes Paar!
[Pause]
Clara: Ihr seid so ein süßes Paar!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His college friend, Cem, uses an expression meaning - "All the best buddy!"
Clara: (SLOW) Alles Gute Alter! (REGULAR) Alles Gute Alter!
[Pause]
Clara: Alles Gute Alter!
Eric: Use this expression to show that you are feeling frivolous.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, 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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If a friend posted something about being in a relationship which phrase would you use?