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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
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 an unusual thing found at a local market. Tom finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
Eric: Meaning - "Does anyone know what this is?" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Das frage ich mich auch!
Tanja: Nanu, was habt ihr denn da gefunden?
Mario: Souvenir für mich?
Cem: Ist es wertvoll?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
Eric: "Does anyone know what this is?"
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Das frage ich mich auch!
Eric: "I am asking myself the same thing!"
Tanja: Nanu, was habt ihr denn da gefunden?
Eric: "Oh wow, what have you found there?"
Mario: Souvenir für mich?
Eric: "Souvenir for me?"
Cem: Ist es wertvoll?
Eric: "Is it valuable?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
Eric: "Does anyone know what this is?"
Clara: (SLOW) Weiß jemand was das hier ist? (Regular) Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "does anyone know."
Clara: Weiß jemand
Eric: this is a general statement, as it refers to anyone reading this that might know something. Listen again- "does anyone know" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Weiß jemand (REGULAR) Weiß jemand
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "what this is."
Clara: was das hier ist
Eric: this is also very general, it is only referred to as "this here", which is commonly used when somebody has no idea what they have found. Listen again- "what this is" is...
Clara: (SLOW) was das hier ist (REGULAR) was das hier ist
Eric: All together, "Does anyone know what this is?"
Clara: Weiß jemand was das hier ist?
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, Franziska, uses an expression meaning - "I am asking myself the same thing!"
Clara: (SLOW) Das frage ich mich auch! (REGULAR) Das frage ich mich auch!
[Pause]
Clara: Das frage ich mich auch!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling confused.
Eric: His neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Oh wow, what have you found there?"
Clara: (SLOW) Nanu, was habt ihr denn da gefunden? (REGULAR) Nanu, was habt ihr denn da gefunden?
[Pause]
Clara: Nanu, was habt ihr denn da gefunden?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling surprised.
Eric: Franziska’s nephew, Mario, uses an expression meaning - "Souvenir for me?"
Clara: (SLOW) Souvenir für mich? (REGULAR) Souvenir für mich?
[Pause]
Clara: Souvenir für mich?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling playful.
Eric: His college friend, Cem, uses an expression meaning - "Is it valuable?"
Clara: (SLOW) Ist es wertvoll? (REGULAR) Ist es wertvoll?
[Pause]
Clara: Ist es wertvoll?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market, 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 an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?