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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 13 - A Pregnancy Announcement.
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 a baby. Tom finds out he and his wife are going to have a baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: Meaning - "Two are becoming three! We are having a baby." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Wir sind so glücklich!
Andreas: Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein großes Ereignis in jedem Leben.
Katharina: Tante Katharina babysittet gerne!
Mario: Jetzt wird alles anders!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: "Two are becoming three! We are having a baby."
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Wir sind so glücklich!
Eric: "We are so happy!"
Andreas: Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein großes Ereignis in jedem Leben.
Eric: "Congratulations! A big event in everyone's life."
Katharina: Tante Katharina babysittet gerne!
Eric: "Aunt Katharina is happy to babysit!"
Mario: Jetzt wird alles anders!
Eric: "Now everything will be different."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: "Two are becoming three! We are having a baby."
Clara: (SLOW) Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby. (Regular) Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Two are becoming three!"
Clara: Aus zwei werden drei!
Eric: This is a common expression to announce a pregnancy. Even if there are no "we are having a baby" added, people will usually guess that a baby is on the way. Listen again- "Two are becoming three!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Aus zwei werden drei! (REGULAR) Aus zwei werden drei!
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "We are having a baby.."
Clara: Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: the verb used to express having a baby can literally be translated as "to get" or "to receive". Listen again- "We are having a baby." is...
Clara: (SLOW) Wir bekommen ein Baby. (REGULAR) Wir bekommen ein Baby.
Eric: All together, "Two are becoming three! We are having a baby."
Clara: Aus zwei werden drei! Wir bekommen ein Baby.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, Franziska, uses an expression meaning - "We are so happy!"
Clara: (SLOW) Wir sind so glücklich! (REGULAR) Wir sind so glücklich!
[Pause]
Clara: Wir sind so glücklich!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling happy.
Eric: His supervisor, Andreas, uses an expression meaning - "Congratulations! A big event in everyone's life."
Clara: (SLOW) Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein großes Ereignis in jedem Leben. (REGULAR) Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein großes Ereignis in jedem Leben.
[Pause]
Clara: Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ein großes Ereignis in jedem Leben.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling positive.
Eric: His high school friend, Katharina, uses an expression meaning - "Aunt Katharina is happy to babysit!"
Clara: (SLOW) Tante Katharina babysittet gerne! (REGULAR) Tante Katharina babysittet gerne!
[Pause]
Clara: Tante Katharina babysittet gerne!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: Franziska’s nephew, Mario, uses an expression meaning - "Now everything will be different."
Clara: (SLOW) Jetzt wird alles anders! (REGULAR) Jetzt wird alles anders!
[Pause]
Clara: Jetzt wird alles anders!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having a baby, 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 having a baby which phrase would you use?