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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 12 - Getting Married.
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 getting married. Franziska is getting married today, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: Meaning - "The most beautiful day of my life!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
(clicking sound)
Tom : Und auch der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Lisa: Ich bin so aufgeregt!
Tanja: Endlich ist der Tag gekommen. Meine herzlichsten Glückwünsche!
Cem: Jetzt gibts kein Zurück mehr!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: "The most beautiful day of my life!"
(clicking sound)
Tom : Und auch der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: "And also the most beautiful day of my life!"
Lisa: Ich bin so aufgeregt!
Eric: "I am so excited!"
Tanja: Endlich ist der Tag gekommen. Meine herzlichsten Glückwünsche!
Eric: "Finally the day has come. My most heartfelt congratulations!"
Cem: Jetzt gibts kein Zurück mehr!
Eric: "Now there is no turning back anymore!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Franziska's post.
Clara: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: "The most beautiful day of my life!"
Clara: (SLOW) Der schönste Tag meines Lebens! (Regular) Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: Let's break this down. First comes the phrase - "the most beautiful day ."
Clara: der schönste Tag
Eric: "the most beautiful day” is a powerful statement, so usually people will say something like "it was such a beautiful day", but big events like weddings or the birth of a child often use the superlative "the most beautiful", "the best" etc. Listen again- "the most beautiful day " is...
Clara: (SLOW) der schönste Tag (REGULAR) der schönste Tag
Clara: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: This expression is often used to talk about somebody's wedding day. People understand this is usually related to a wedding even if the posters don't specifically say they are getting married. Listen again- "The most beautiful day of my life!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Der schönste Tag meines Lebens! (REGULAR) Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: All together, "The most beautiful day of my life!"
Clara: Der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Franziska's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her husband-to-be, Tom, uses an expression meaning - "And also the most beautiful day of my life!"
Clara: (SLOW) Und auch der schönste Tag meines Lebens! (REGULAR) Und auch der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
[Pause]
Clara: Und auch der schönste Tag meines Lebens!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling happy.
Eric: Her high school friend, Lisa, uses an expression meaning - "I am so excited!"
Clara: (SLOW) Ich bin so aufgeregt! (REGULAR) Ich bin so aufgeregt!
[Pause]
Clara: Ich bin so aufgeregt!
Eric: Use this expression to be positive.
Eric: Her neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Finally the day has come. My most heartfelt congratulations!"
Clara: (SLOW) Endlich ist der Tag gekommen. Meine herzlichsten Glückwünsche! (REGULAR) Endlich ist der Tag gekommen. Meine herzlichsten Glückwünsche!
[Pause]
Clara: Endlich ist der Tag gekommen. Meine herzlichsten Glückwünsche!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her college friend, Cem, uses an expression meaning - "Now there is no turning back anymore!"
Clara: (SLOW) Jetzt gibts kein Zurück mehr! (REGULAR) Jetzt gibts kein Zurück mehr!
[Pause]
Clara: Jetzt gibts kein Zurück mehr!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling playful.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about getting married, 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 getting married which phrase would you use?