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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-now Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 15 - At a Family Reunion.
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 a family gathering. Matteo goes to a family gathering, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
Becky: Meaning - "Sunday lunch at my folks' place." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
(clicking sound)
Alice: La cucina della mamma è sempre la migliore!
Davide: Wow, quanti siete!
Roberto: Auguro una buona domenica a tutti voi.
Laura: È bello stare in famiglia.
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
Becky: "Sunday lunch at my folks' place."
(clicking sound)
Alice: La cucina della mamma è sempre la migliore!
Becky: "Mom's cooking is always the best!"
Davide: Wow, quanti siete!
Becky: "Wow, so many of you!"
Roberto: Auguro una buona domenica a tutti voi.
Becky: "I wish you all a good Sunday."
Laura: È bello stare in famiglia.
Becky: "It's nice to be with family."
POST
Becky: Listen again to Matteo's post.
Ofelia: Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
Becky: "Sunday lunch at my folks' place."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Pranzo della domenica dai miei. (Regular) Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Sunday lunch."
Ofelia: Pranzo della domenica
Becky: Many Italians visit their mothers on Sunday and, with all the family, they have a big lunch, usually consisting of traditional, homemade dishes. Listen again- "Sunday lunch" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Pranzo della domenica (REGULAR) Pranzo della domenica
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "at my folks' place."
Ofelia: dai miei
Becky: This is a very common expression. It literally means "at mine's." Even though "folk's place" is omitted, Italians understand that you're referring to your parents. Listen again- "at my folks' place" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) dai miei (REGULAR) dai miei
Becky: All together, "Sunday lunch at my folks' place."
Ofelia: Pranzo della domenica dai miei.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Matteo's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Mom's cooking is always the best!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) La cucina della mamma è sempre la migliore! (REGULAR) La cucina della mamma è sempre la migliore!
[Pause]
Ofelia: La cucina della mamma è sempre la migliore!
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.
Becky: His college friend, Davide, uses an expression meaning - "Wow, so many of you!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Wow, quanti siete! (REGULAR) Wow, quanti siete!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Wow, quanti siete!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling amazed.
Becky: His supervisor, Roberto, uses an expression meaning - "I wish you all a good Sunday."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Auguro una buona domenica a tutti voi. (REGULAR) Auguro una buona domenica a tutti voi.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Auguro una buona domenica a tutti voi.
Becky: Use this expression to be sincere.
Becky: His neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "It's nice to be with family."
Ofelia: (SLOW) È bello stare in famiglia. (REGULAR) È bello stare in famiglia.
[Pause]
Ofelia: È bello stare in famiglia.
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about a family gathering, 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 a family gathering which phrase would you use?