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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 16 - Going on a Trip.
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 being at the airport, waiting for a flight. Giulia waits at the airport for her flight, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
Becky: Meaning - "I'm leaving, but my flight is delayed..." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Giulia: In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
(clicking sound)
Sara: Buon viaggio!
Laura: Facci sapere quando arrivi.
Alice: Tienici aggiornati!
Francesco: Ritardi...Sai che novità.
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Giulia: In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
Becky: "I'm leaving, but my flight is delayed..."
(clicking sound)
Sara: Buon viaggio!
Becky: "Have a nice trip!"
Laura: Facci sapere quando arrivi.
Becky: "Let us know once you've arrived."
Alice: Tienici aggiornati!
Becky: "Keep us updated!"
Francesco: Ritardi...Sai che novità.
Becky: "Delays… That's nothing new."
POST
Becky: Listen again to Giulia's post.
Ofelia: In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
Becky: "I'm leaving, but my flight is delayed..."
Ofelia: (SLOW) In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo... (Regular) In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I'm leaving."
Ofelia: In partenza
Becky: In English you need a verb, such as "leaving" or "departing," but in Italian you can use the word for "departure," which is a noun. Listen again- "I'm leaving" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) In partenza (REGULAR) In partenza
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "but my flight is delayed."
Ofelia: ma il mio volo è in ritardo
Becky: Delays in public transportation are not uncommon in Italy. The word "flight" can be changed, for example, with "bus" or "train." Listen again- "but my flight is delayed" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) ma il mio volo è in ritardo (REGULAR) ma il mio volo è in ritardo
Becky: All together, it’s "I'm leaving, but my flight is delayed..."
Ofelia: In partenza, ma il mio volo è in ritardo...
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Giulia's friends leave some comments.
Becky: Her high school friend, Sara, uses an expression meaning - "Have a nice trip!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Buon viaggio! (REGULAR) Buon viaggio!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Buon viaggio!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are wishing your friend well.
Becky: Her neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "Let us know once you've arrived."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Facci sapere quando arrivi. (REGULAR) Facci sapere quando arrivi.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Facci sapere quando arrivi.
Becky: Use this expression to show you are concerned.
Becky: Her friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Keep us updated!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Tienici aggiornati! (REGULAR) Tienici aggiornati!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Tienici aggiornati!
Becky: Use this expression to show your interest.
Becky: Her nephew, Francesco, uses an expression meaning - "Delays... That's nothing new."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Ritardi...Sai che novità. (REGULAR) Ritardi...Sai che novità.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Ritardi...Sai che novità.
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being at the airport, waiting for a flight, 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 being at the airport, waiting for a flight which phrase would you use?