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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 13 - A Pregnancy Announcement.
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 a baby. Matteo finds out he and his wife are going to have a baby, posts an image, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: Meaning - "I'm going to be a dad, wish me luck!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
(clicking sound)
Francesco: Buona fortuna, preparati alle notti in bianco!
Roberto: È una meravigliosa notizia, auguri.
Laura: Sono felicissima per voi!
Alice: È un maschietto o una femminuccia?
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: "I'm going to be a dad, wish me luck!"
(clicking sound)
Francesco: Buona fortuna, preparati alle notti in bianco!
Becky: "Good luck, get ready for all-nighters!"
Roberto: È una meravigliosa notizia, auguri.
Becky: "That's wonderful news, best wishes."
Laura: Sono felicissima per voi!
Becky: "I'm so happy for you!"
Alice: È un maschietto o una femminuccia?
Becky: "Is it a boy or a girl?"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Matteo's post.
Ofelia: Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: "I'm going to be a dad, wish me luck!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri! (Regular) Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I'm going to be a dad."
Ofelia: Sto per diventare papà
Becky: The verb construction in this phrase is used to express something that is about to happen, usually in the near future. Listen again- "I'm going to be a dad" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Sto per diventare papà (REGULAR) Sto per diventare papà
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "wish me luck!"
Ofelia: fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: This expression is commonly used before facing an important situation, such as a test or, as in this example, the arrival of a child. Listen again- "wish me luck!" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) fatemi gli auguri! (REGULAR) fatemi gli auguri!
Becky: All together, it’s "I'm going to be a dad, wish me luck!"
Ofelia: Sto per diventare papà, fatemi gli auguri!
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Matteo's friends leave some comments.
Becky: Giulia's nephew, Francesco, uses an expression meaning - "Good luck, get ready for all-nighters!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Buona fortuna, preparati alle notti in bianco! (REGULAR) Buona fortuna, preparati alle notti in bianco!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Buona fortuna, preparati alle notti in bianco!
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.
Becky: His supervisor, Roberto, uses an expression meaning - "That's wonderful news, best wishes."
Ofelia: (SLOW) È una meravigliosa notizia, auguri. (REGULAR) È una meravigliosa notizia, auguri.
[Pause]
Ofelia: È una meravigliosa notizia, auguri.
Becky: Use this expression to be sincere.
Becky: His neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "I'm so happy for you!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Sono felicissima per voi! (REGULAR) Sono felicissima per voi!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Sono felicissima per voi!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Becky: His friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Is it a boy or a girl?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) È un maschietto o una femminuccia? (REGULAR) È un maschietto o una femminuccia?
[Pause]
Ofelia: È un maschietto o una femminuccia?
Becky: Use this expression to ask a question.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having a baby, 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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