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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 8 - Feeling Exhausted.
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 exhausted. Giulia feels exhausted after a long day at work, posts an image, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: Meaning - "My goodness, so tired! I worked too much!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Giulia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
(clicking sound)
Alice: Vai a dormire!
Roberto: Adesso cerca di riposarti.
Laura: Poverina!
Sara: Buonanotte allora.
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Giulia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: "My goodness, so tired! I worked too much!"
(clicking sound)
Alice: Vai a dormire!
Becky: "Go to sleep!"
Roberto: Adesso cerca di riposarti.
Becky: "Now try to get some rest."
Laura: Poverina!
Becky: "Poor girl!"
Sara: Buonanotte allora.
Becky: "Goodnight then."
POST
Becky: Listen again to Giulia's post.
Ofelia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: "My goodness, so tired! I worked too much!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo! (Regular) Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "My goodness, so tired!"
Ofelia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza!
Becky: In this sentence, there is a very common expression. Literally, it means "my mom," but you can use it to express wonder or exasperation. Listen again- "My goodness, so tired!" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Mamma mia, che stanchezza! (REGULAR) Mamma mia, che stanchezza!
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "I've worked too much!"
Ofelia: Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: The verb "to work" is conjugated in a past tense that is similar to the English "present perfect," even though it is used much more extensively in Italian. For example, you can use it to talk about what happened today, yesterday, or even last year. Listen again- "I've worked too much!" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Ho lavorato troppo! (REGULAR) Ho lavorato troppo!
Becky: All together, "My goodness, so tired! I worked too much!"
Ofelia: Mamma mia, che stanchezza! Ho lavorato troppo!
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Giulia's friends leave some comments.
Becky: Her friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Go to sleep!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Vai a dormire! (REGULAR) Vai a dormire!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Vai a dormire!
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.
Becky: Her supervisor, Roberto, uses an expression meaning - "Now try to get some rest."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Adesso cerca di riposarti. (REGULAR) Adesso cerca di riposarti.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Adesso cerca di riposarti.
Becky: Use this expression to be sincere.
Becky: Her neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "Poor girl!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Poverina! (REGULAR) Poverina!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Poverina!
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Becky: Her high school friend, Sara, uses an expression meaning - "Goodnight then."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Buonanotte allora. (REGULAR) Buonanotte allora.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Buonanotte allora.
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

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