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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
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 visiting a landmark. Franziska visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
Eric: Meaning - "Seeing it with your own eyes is really impressive!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
(clicking sound)
Tom : Einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise finde ich!
Lisa: Postkarte bitte!
Andreas: Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen!
Katharina: Oh wirklich super!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
Eric: "Seeing it with your own eyes is really impressive!"
(clicking sound)
Tom : Einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise finde ich!
Eric: "One of the highlights of our trip I think!"
Lisa: Postkarte bitte!
Eric: "Postcard please!"
Andreas: Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen!
Eric: "Oh if I was young again I would even come with you!"
Katharina: Oh wirklich super!
Eric: "Oh really great!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Franziska's post.
Clara: Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
Eric: "Seeing it with your own eyes is really impressive!"
Clara: (SLOW) Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend! (Regular) Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "to see it with your own eyes."
Clara: es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen
Eric: this is a common expression when you see something famous in person instead of on TV or in pictures. Listen again- "to see it with your own eyes" is...
Clara: (SLOW) es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen (REGULAR) es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "is really impressive."
Clara: ist wirklich beeindruckend
Eric: this is a common expression used when you are impressed by something. Listen again- "is really impressive" is...
Clara: (SLOW) ist wirklich beeindruckend (REGULAR) ist wirklich beeindruckend
Eric: All together, "Seeing it with your own eyes is really impressive!"
Clara: Es mit eigenen Augen zu sehen ist wirklich beeindruckend!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Franziska's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her husband, Tom, uses an expression meaning - "One of the highlights of our trip I think!"
Clara: (SLOW) Einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise finde ich! (REGULAR) Einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise finde ich!
[Pause]
Clara: Einer der Höhepunkte unserer Reise finde ich!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling determined.
Eric: Her high school friend, Lisa, uses an expression meaning - "Postcard please!"
Clara: (SLOW) Postkarte bitte! (REGULAR) Postkarte bitte!
[Pause]
Clara: Postkarte bitte!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her supervisor, Andreas, uses an expression meaning - "Oh if I was young again I would even come with you!"
Clara: (SLOW) Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen! (REGULAR) Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen!
[Pause]
Clara: Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Katharina, uses an expression meaning - "Oh really great!"
Clara: (SLOW) Oh wirklich super! (REGULAR) Oh wirklich super!
[Pause]
Clara: Oh wirklich super!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, 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 visiting a landmark 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,

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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is Oh wenn ich nochmal jung wäre würde ich glatt mitkommen!


robert