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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 14 - Talking About Your Baby.
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 a smiling baby picture. Franziska plays with her baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: Meaning - "My little sunshine!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
(clicking sound)
Lisa: Ganz der Papa!
Tanja: So ein schönes Bild.
Lisa: So süß!
Cem: Wann übernimmt er die Firma?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: "My little sunshine!"
(clicking sound)
Lisa: Ganz der Papa!
Eric: "Completely like Daddy!"
Tanja: So ein schönes Bild.
Eric: "Such a beautiful picture."
Lisa: So süß!
Eric: "So cute!"
Cem: Wann übernimmt er die Firma?
Eric: "When is he taking over the company?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Franziska's post.
Clara: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: "My little sunshine!"
Clara: (SLOW) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein! (Regular) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: Let's break this down. This is an expression meaning "My little sunshine!"
Clara: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: This is a very common expression to refer to babies and small children. Listen again- "My little sunshine!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein! (REGULAR) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: Listen again to the phrase - "My little sunshine!"
Clara: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: This can be used with any other masculine noun to mention that something is either small, such as "my little dog" or smaller/younger than you "my little brother". Listen again- "My little sunshine!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein! (REGULAR) Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
Eric: One more time, "My little sunshine!"
Clara: Mein kleiner Sonnenschein!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Franziska's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her high school friend, Lisa, uses an expression meaning - "Completely like Daddy!"
Clara: (SLOW) Ganz der Papa! (REGULAR) Ganz der Papa!
[Pause]
Clara: Ganz der Papa!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Such a beautiful picture."
Clara: (SLOW) So ein schönes Bild. (REGULAR) So ein schönes Bild.
[Pause]
Clara: So ein schönes Bild.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Lisa, uses an expression meaning - "So cute!"
Clara: (SLOW) So süß! (REGULAR) So süß!
[Pause]
Clara: So süß!
Eric: Use this expression to be positive.
Eric: Her college friend, Cem, uses an expression meaning - "When is he taking over the company?"
Clara: (SLOW) Wann übernimmt er die Firma? (REGULAR) Wann übernimmt er die Firma?
[Pause]
Clara: Wann übernimmt er die Firma?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling playful.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted a smiling baby picture, 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 a smiling baby picture which phrase would you use?

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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schön for posting. We are very happy to have you here. Let us know if you have any questions.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Levente

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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Wann übernimmt er die Firma?


robert