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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 7 - Being Bored.
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 bored. Matteo gets bored at home, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Gente, mi annoio a morte.
Becky: Meaning - "Guys, I'm bored to death." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Gente, mi annoio a morte.
(clicking sound)
Sara: In TV c'è un film fantastico, guardalo!
Roberto: Perché non esci?
Laura: Ti va di fare una passeggiata?
Davide: Chattiamo!
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Gente, mi annoio a morte.
Becky: "Guys, I'm bored to death."
(clicking sound)
Sara: In TV c'è un film fantastico, guardalo!
Becky: "There's a great movie on TV, watch it!"
Roberto: Perché non esci?
Becky: "Why don't you go out?"
Laura: Ti va di fare una passeggiata?
Becky: "Wanna go for a walk?"
Davide: Chattiamo!
Becky: "Let's chat!"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Matteo's post.
Ofelia: Gente, mi annoio a morte.
Becky: "Guys, I'm bored to death."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Gente, mi annoio a morte. (Regular) Gente, mi annoio a morte.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Guys."
Ofelia: Gente
Becky: On social media, you probably have both female and male friends. Using this expression, you can address everyone. This colloquial expression literally means "people, folks" but here it means "guys" or "everyone." Listen again- "Guys" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Gente (REGULAR) Gente
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "I'm bored to death.."
Ofelia: mi annoio a morte.
Becky: A more literal translation would be "I'm getting bored to death." In Italian, the present is often used instead of the gerund to talk about things happening right now. Listen again- "I'm bored to death." is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) mi annoio a morte. (REGULAR) mi annoio a morte.
Becky: All together, it’s "Guys, I'm bored to death."
Ofelia: Gente, mi annoio a morte.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Matteo's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His high school friend, Sara, uses an expression meaning - "There's a great movie on TV, watch it!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) In TV c'è un film fantastico, guardalo! (REGULAR) In TV c'è un film fantastico, guardalo!
[Pause]
Ofelia: In TV c'è un film fantastico, guardalo!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Becky: His supervisor, Roberto, uses an expression meaning - "Why don't you go out?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Perché non esci? (REGULAR) Perché non esci?
[Pause]
Ofelia: Perché non esci?
Becky: Use this expression to make a suggestion.
Becky: His neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "Wanna go for a walk?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Ti va di fare una passeggiata? (REGULAR) Ti va di fare una passeggiata?
[Pause]
Ofelia: Ti va di fare una passeggiata?
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling helpful.
Becky: His college friend, Davide, uses an expression meaning - "Let's chat!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Chattiamo! (REGULAR) Chattiamo!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Chattiamo!
Becky: Use this expression to offer another suggestion.

Outro

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

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Hi Vera,


Sometimes that is the best solution! 😴😜

A volte una bella dormita è la soluzione migliore!

Buona giornata!


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Vera
Tuesday at 09:45 PM
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Ciao! Mi sono annoiato della vita a Pietroburgo nell'autunno umido e freddo. Che noia!

Hello! I got bored with life in Petersburg in the wet and cold autumn. How boring!


Il consiglio preferito del mio amico per trattare la tua noia: sdraiati, dormi e tutto passerà

My friend's favorite advice to treat your boredom: Lie down, get some sleep and everything will pass (away)


Sometimes it works for me! )))


Grazie per la lezione. Sbarazziamo della noia! 🔆🌷 🌝