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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-know Italian Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury.
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 injured. Matteo suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ofelia: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
Becky: Meaning - "I hurt my knee playing football." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
(clicking sound)
Laura: Sei andato dal medico?
Davide: È rotto?
Roberto: Immagino sia molto doloroso.
Alice: Fatti forza!
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Matteo: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
Becky: "I hurt my knee playing football."
(clicking sound)
Laura: Sei andato dal medico?
Becky: "Have you been to the doctor?"
Davide: È rotto?
Becky: "Is it broken?"
Roberto: Immagino sia molto doloroso.
Becky: "I suppose it's very painful."
Alice: Fatti forza!
Becky: "Hang in there!"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Matteo's post.
Ofelia: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
Becky: "I hurt my knee playing football."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio. (Regular) Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I hurt my knee."
Ofelia: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio
Becky: Use this expression to say that you suffered an injury. You can substitute the word meaning "knee" with another noun indicating some other parts of the body. Listen again- "I hurt my knee" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio (REGULAR) Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio
Becky: Then comes the phrase "playing football."
Ofelia: giocando a calcio
Becky: The gerund is used to explain how it happened, pretty much like in English. Listen again. "Playing football" is...
Ofelia: (SLOW) giocando a calcio (REGULAR) giocando a calcio
Becky: All together, "I hurt my knee playing football."
Ofelia: Mi sono fatto male al ginocchio giocando a calcio.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Matteo’s friends leave some comments.
Becky: His neighbor, Laura, uses an expression meaning - "Have you been to the doctor?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Sei andato dal medico? (REGULAR) Sei andato dal medico?
[Pause]
Ofelia: Sei andato dal medico?
Becky: Use this expression to show you are feeling concerned.
Becky: His college friend, Davide, uses an expression meaning - "Is it broken?"
Ofelia: (SLOW) È rotto? (REGULAR) È rotto?
[Pause]
Ofelia: È rotto?
Becky: Use this expression to show you are worried.
Becky: His supervisor, Roberto, uses an expression meaning - "I suppose it's very painful."
Ofelia: (SLOW) Immagino sia molto doloroso. (REGULAR) Immagino sia molto doloroso.
[Pause]
Ofelia: Immagino sia molto doloroso.
Becky: Use this expression to sound sympathetic.
Becky: His friend, Alice, uses an expression meaning - "Hang in there!"
Ofelia: (SLOW) Fatti forza! (REGULAR) Fatti forza!
[Pause]
Ofelia: Fatti forza!
Becky: Use this expression to be encouraging.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being injured, 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about being injured which phrase would you use?

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Thursday at 12:59 PM
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Hi Barbara, Hi Nabeel,


Thank you for the comments! We will let Matteo know 👍😄


Grazie,

A presto,

Ofelia

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Nabeel
Monday at 10:01 PM
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Imagino sia molto doloroso !

Barbara
Thursday at 11:07 PM
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Imagino sia molto doloroso - fatti forza