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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 19 - Just Relaxing.
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 relaxing. Tom relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: Meaning - "Finally having a rest for once!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Tom : Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
(clicking sound)
Katharina: Sieht aus wie damals auf Klassenfahrt!
Mario: Nicht schlecht!
Tanja: In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft!
Andreas: Entspannung muss auch mal sein!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Tom : Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: "Finally having a rest for once!"
(clicking sound)
Katharina: Sieht aus wie damals auf Klassenfahrt!
Eric: "Looks like back then on the class trip!"
Mario: Nicht schlecht!
Eric: "Not bad!"
Tanja: In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft!
Eric: "The strength lies in serenity."
Andreas: Entspannung muss auch mal sein!
Eric: "Relaxation is needed sometimes!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Tom's post.
Clara: Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: "Finally having a rest for once!"
Clara: (SLOW) Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen! (Regular) Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Finally for once."
Clara: Endlich mal
Eric: This is a common expression, the "finally" indicates that they have been working hard or been stressed for a while and now is the rare time to relax. Listen again- "Finally for once" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Endlich mal (REGULAR) Endlich mal
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "having a rest."
Clara: zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: this is a common expression used after people finish work or when they have been stressed or angry and are trying to calm down. Listen again- "having a rest" is...
Clara: (SLOW) zur Ruhe kommen! (REGULAR) zur Ruhe kommen!
Eric: All together, "Finally having a rest for once!"
Clara: Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Tom's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His high school friend, Katharina, uses an expression meaning - "Looks like back then on the class trip!"
Clara: (SLOW) Sieht aus wie damals auf Klassenfahrt! (REGULAR) Sieht aus wie damals auf Klassenfahrt!
[Pause]
Clara: Sieht aus wie damals auf Klassenfahrt!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling nostalgic.
Eric: Franziska’s nephew, Mario, uses an expression meaning - "Not bad!"
Clara: (SLOW) Nicht schlecht! (REGULAR) Nicht schlecht!
[Pause]
Clara: Nicht schlecht!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling positive.
Eric: His neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "The strength lies in serenity."
Clara: (SLOW) In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft! (REGULAR) In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft!
[Pause]
Clara: In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His supervisor, Andreas, uses an expression meaning - "Relaxation is needed sometimes!"
Clara: (SLOW) Entspannung muss auch mal sein! (REGULAR) Entspannung muss auch mal sein!
[Pause]
Clara: Entspannung muss auch mal sein!
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about relaxing, 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about relaxing which phrase would you use?

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Wednesday at 09:05 PM
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Hallo Jorge,


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Hallo Art,


Danke schön for your kind feedback! 😇❤️️ It's great to have you here.

Let us know if you have any questions.


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Jorge Porras
Friday at 03:49 AM
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😳Somehow I'm lost, and I'm not making progress because there's no guided sequence. And, hey, where's my teacher? Hello, I'm not just a listener, I'm supposed to be a full-time student because I paid big bucks. I don't know, something is going wrong with this course, or..., Am I missing something?. I'm frustrated!

Art Rutherford
Friday at 01:19 AM
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I like the speakers Eric and Clara much better. Also, I really like that the lessons are shorter. 3-5 minutes.

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Thursday at 06:49 PM
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Hallo robert groulx,


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


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robert groulx
Tuesday at 07:01 AM
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thanks for the lesson transcript


Einfach mal zur Ruhe kommen!


robert

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Friday at 06:42 PM
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@Juno: "In der Ruhe liegt die Stärke"

Ich mag den Satz auch! Vielen Dank für den Kommentar!

Jennifer

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Juno
Wednesday at 08:16 PM
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Ich mag der Satz 'In der Ruhe liegt die Stark." Das ist ein gute Satz.