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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 13 - A Pregnancy Announcement.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Alex: And I'm Alex.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Spanish about having a baby. Antonio finds out he and his wife are going to have a baby, he posts an image, and leaves this comment:
Alex: ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
Eric: Meaning - "We’re having a baby!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Antonio: ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
Angélica: ¡Qué alegría, muy buenas noticias!
Teresa: ¡Yo quiero ser la tía preferida!
Karen: ¡Felicidades! Han de estar muy emocionados.
Paco: Espero que no le pongan un nombre raro.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Antonio: ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
Eric: "We’re having a baby!"
Angélica: ¡Qué alegría, muy buenas noticias!
Eric: "What joy, this is very good news!"
Teresa: ¡Yo quiero ser la tía preferida!
Eric: "I want to be the favorite aunt!"
Karen: ¡Felicidades! Han de estar muy emocionados.
Eric: "Congratulations! You two must be very excited."
Paco: Espero que no le pongan un nombre raro.
Eric: "I hope you don't give him/her a weird name."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Antonio's post.
Alex: ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
Eric: "We’re having a baby!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Vamos a tener un bebé! (Regular) ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "We’re going to."
Alex: Vamos a
Eric: Although this expression uses the plural form of the verb "to go", it can also mean "we’re going to". A verb is added after this phrase to express what you’re going to do as a group. Listen again- "We’re going to" is...
Alex: (SLOW) Vamos a (REGULAR) Vamos a
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "have a baby."
Alex: tener un bebé
Eric: You can change the word for "baby" for another noun to express that you’re going to have something, for example a test or a party, and so on. Listen again- "have a baby" is...
Alex: (SLOW) tener un bebé (REGULAR) tener un bebé
Eric: All together, "We’re having a baby!"
Alex: ¡Vamos a tener un bebé!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Antonio's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Angélica, uses an expression meaning - "What joy, this is very good news!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Qué alegría, muy buenas noticias! (REGULAR) ¡Qué alegría, muy buenas noticias!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Qué alegría, muy buenas noticias!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "I want to be the favorite aunt!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Yo quiero ser la tía preferida! (REGULAR) ¡Yo quiero ser la tía preferida!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Yo quiero ser la tía preferida!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "Congratulations! You two must be very excited."
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Felicidades! Han de estar muy emocionados. (REGULAR) ¡Felicidades! Han de estar muy emocionados.
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Felicidades! Han de estar muy emocionados.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: His nephew, Paco, uses an expression meaning - "I hope you don't give her/him a weird name."
Alex: (SLOW) Espero que no le pongan un nombre raro. (REGULAR) Espero que no le pongan un nombre raro.
[Pause]
Alex: Espero que no le pongan un nombre raro.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling cynical.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay everybody, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about having a baby, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Alex: Hasta pronto.

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