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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know German Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 20 - Arriving Home.
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 returning home after a trip. Franziska returns home after a vacation, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Clara: Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: Meaning - "Finally home! We missed you!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
(clicking sound)
Tom : Auf zu neuen Taten!
Tanja: Willkommen zurück! Es war so ruhig ohne euch!
Lisa: Du musst mir unbedingt alles erzählen! Kaffeekränzchen?
Andreas: Vielen Dank für den Urlaubsgruß!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Franziska: Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: "Finally home! We missed you!"
(clicking sound)
Tom : Auf zu neuen Taten!
Eric: "On to new things!"
Tanja: Willkommen zurück! Es war so ruhig ohne euch!
Eric: "Welcome back! It was so quiet without you!"
Lisa: Du musst mir unbedingt alles erzählen! Kaffeekränzchen?
Eric: "You really have to tell me everything! Coffee get-together?"
Andreas: Vielen Dank für den Urlaubsgruß!
Eric: "Thank you very much for the greeting from your vacation!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Franziska's post.
Clara: Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: "Finally home! We missed you!"
Clara: (SLOW) Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst! (Regular) Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Finally home!"
Clara: Endlich zuhause!
Eric: This is a common expression used when returning home after a long day or a long trip. Listen again- "Finally home!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Endlich zuhause! (REGULAR) Endlich zuhause!
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "We missed you!."
Clara: Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: This is very common amongst friends and family when someone is gone for a while. Listen again- "We missed you!" is...
Clara: (SLOW) Wir haben euch vermisst! (REGULAR) Wir haben euch vermisst!
Eric: All together, "Finally home! We missed you!"
Clara: Endlich zuhause! Wir haben euch vermisst!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Franziska's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her husband, Tom, uses an expression meaning - "On to new things!"
Clara: (SLOW) Auf zu neuen Taten! (REGULAR) Auf zu neuen Taten!
[Pause]
Clara: Auf zu neuen Taten!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling determined.
Eric: Her neighbor, Tanja, uses an expression meaning - "Welcome back! It was so quiet without you!"
Clara: (SLOW) Willkommen zurück! Es war so ruhig ohne euch! (REGULAR) Willkommen zurück! Es war so ruhig ohne euch!
[Pause]
Clara: Willkommen zurück! Es war so ruhig ohne euch!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Lisa, uses an expression meaning - "You really have to tell me everything! Coffee get-together?"
Clara: (SLOW) Du musst mir unbedingt alles erzählen! Kaffeekränzchen? (REGULAR) Du musst mir unbedingt alles erzählen! Kaffeekränzchen?
[Pause]
Clara: Du musst mir unbedingt alles erzählen! Kaffeekränzchen?
Eric: Use this expression to be positive.
Eric: Her supervisor, Andreas, uses an expression meaning - "Thank you very much for the greeting from your vacation!"
Clara: (SLOW) Vielen Dank für den Urlaubsgruß! (REGULAR) Vielen Dank für den Urlaubsgruß!
[Pause]
Clara: Vielen Dank für den Urlaubsgruß!
Eric: Use this expression to be thankful.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about returning home after a trip, 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 returning home after a trip which phrase would you use?