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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 15 - At a Family Reunion.
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 family gathering. Tom goes to a family gathering, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: Meaning - "Family is the most important thing in life!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Es war schön alle wiederzusehen!
Mario: Ich war nur wegen dem Essen da!
Andreas: Ja, den Kontakt mit seiner Familie muss man pflegen!
Tanja: Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: "Family is the most important thing in life!"
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Es war schön alle wiederzusehen!
Eric: "It was nice to see them all again!"
Mario: Ich war nur wegen dem Essen da!
Eric: "I was just there for the food!"
Andreas: Ja, den Kontakt mit seiner Familie muss man pflegen!
Eric: "Yes, one has to stay in touch with one's family."
Tanja: Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus!
Eric: "That looks like a great family celebration!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: "Family is the most important thing in life!"
Clara: (SLOW) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben! (Regular) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: Let's break this down. Listen to the expression meaning "Family is the most important thing in life!"
Clara: Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: Statements like this are quite common on social media. In this case, the article before the noun is not needed as it means family in general. Listen again- "Family is the most important thing in life!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben! (REGULAR) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: Let’s listen again - "Family is the most important thing in life!"
Clara: Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: By capitalising the "w", you can change the expression from an adjective into a noun. Listen again- "Family is the most important thing in life!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben! (REGULAR) Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
Eric: All together, "Family is the most important thing in life!"
Clara: Familie ist das wichtigste im Leben!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, Franziska, uses an expression meaning - "It was nice to see them all again!"
Clara: (SLOW) Es war schön alle wiederzusehen! (REGULAR) Es war schön alle wiederzusehen!
[Pause]
Clara: Es war schön alle wiederzusehen!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling positive.
Eric: Franziska’s nephew, Mario, uses an expression meaning - "I was just there for the food!"
Clara: (SLOW) Ich war nur wegen dem Essen da! (REGULAR) Ich war nur wegen dem Essen da!
[Pause]
Clara: Ich war nur wegen dem Essen da!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling sarcastic.
Eric: His supervisor, Andreas, uses an expression meaning - "Yes, one has to stay in touch with one's family."
Clara: (SLOW) Ja, den Kontakt mit seiner Familie muss man pflegen! (REGULAR) Ja, den Kontakt mit seiner Familie muss man pflegen!
[Pause]
Clara: Ja, den Kontakt mit seiner Familie muss man pflegen!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: His neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "That looks like a great family celebration!"
Clara: (SLOW) Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus! (REGULAR) Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus!
[Pause]
Clara: Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about a family gathering, 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 family gathering which phrase would you use?

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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schön for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know.😄


Kind regards,

Levente

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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


Das sieht nach einem tollen Familienfest aus!


robert