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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 1 - Out at Dinner.
Becky: Hi, everyone, I'm Becky.
Ofelia: And I'm Ofelia.
Becky: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Italian about having dinner with friends. Matteo eats at a restaurant with his friends, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
Becky: Meaning - "Great food and great company!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
(clicking sound)
Alice: Buon appetito!
Davide: Wow, che ristorante è?
Giulia: Salutami i tuoi amici.
Francesco: Non spendere troppo!
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
Becky: "Great food and great company!"
(clicking sound)
Alice: Buon appetito!
Becky: "Enjoy your meal!"
Davide: Wow, che ristorante è?
Becky: "Wow, which restaurant is that?"
Giulia: Salutami i tuoi amici.
Becky: "Say hi to your friends for me."
Francesco: Non spendere troppo!
Becky: "Don't spend too much!"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Matteo's post.
Ofelia: Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
Becky: "Great food and great company!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia! (Regular) Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Great food."
Ofelia: Ottimo cibo.
Becky: This expression means that the food is extremely good. Italian adjectives change according to the noun they're referring to. In this sentence, it takes the singular masculine form. Listen again- "Great food" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Ottimo cibo (REGULAR) Ottimo cibo
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "and great company."
Ofelia: e ottima compagnia
Becky: And here you can see the feminine singular form of the adjective meaning "great." Listen again- "and great company" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) e ottima compagnia (REGULAR) e ottima compagnia
Becky: All together, "Great food and great company!"
Ofelia: Ottimo cibo e ottima compagnia!
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Matteo’s friends leave some comments.
Becky: His friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Enjoy your meal!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Buon appetito! (REGULAR) Buon appetito!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Buon appetito!
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.
Becky: His college friend, Davide, uses an expression meaning - "Wow, which restaurant is that?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Wow, che ristorante è? (REGULAR) Wow, che ristorante è?
[Pause]
Ofelia: Wow, che ristorante è?
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling curious.
Becky: His girlfriend, Giulia, uses an expression meaning - "Say hi to your friends for me."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Salutami i tuoi amici. (REGULAR) Salutami i tuoi amici.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Salutami i tuoi amici.
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Becky: Giulia's nephew, Francesco, uses an expression meaning - "Don't spend too much!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Non spendere troppo! (REGULAR) Non spendere troppo!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Non spendere troppo!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling silly.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having dinner with friends, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Ofelia: A presto!

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If a friend posted something about having dinner with friends which phrase would you use?

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Hi Maria,

It's good to hear you're enjoying the lessons.


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Maria
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Thank you! Great lesson!

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Hi Victor,

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Great Lesson

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Hi Antonio L,

perfect! 😁


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Antonio L
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Ottima compagnia e ottimo cibo.....

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Hi Glenn Asher,


Grazie per il messaggio. Thank you for your message.


Buona giornata! Have a good day!


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Glenn Asher
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non c'e male

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Hi Sue Koz,


Try to write it in your status! ??


A presto!

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Sue Koz
Tuesday at 02:45 PM
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Ottimo cibo e optima compagnia