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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 14 - Talking About Your Baby.
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 a baby picture. Cristina is playing with her baby, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
Eric: Meaning - "My precious is very happy with his mommy." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Cristina: Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
Angélica: ¡Cuando necesiten una niñera yo estoy disponible!
Karen: ¡Qué hermoso!
Teresa: ¡Yo también quiero uno!
Paco: ¿A quién le toca cambiar el pañal?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Cristina: Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
Eric: "My precious is very happy with his mommy."
Angélica: ¡Cuando necesiten una niñera yo estoy disponible!
Eric: "When you need a nanny I'm available!"
Karen: ¡Qué hermoso!
Eric: "So beautiful!"
Teresa: ¡Yo también quiero uno!
Eric: "I also want one!"
Paco: ¿A quién le toca cambiar el pañal?
Eric: "Whose turn is it to change the diaper?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Cristina's post.
Alex: Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
Eric: "My precious is very happy with his mommy."
Alex: (SLOW) Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami. (Regular) Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "My precious."
Alex: Mi tesoro
Eric: This phrase literally means "my treasure," but in Spanish is commonly used as a phrase of affection for someone. It’s similar to “my darling.” Listen again- "My precious" is...
Alex: (SLOW) Mi tesoro (REGULAR) Mi tesoro
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "he/she is very happy with his/her mommy.."
Alex: está muy contento con su mami
Eric: In Mexican culture it’s common to have a first name, middle name and two family names – one is your father's and the other is your mother's. Listen again- "he/she is very happy with his/her mommy." is...
Alex: (SLOW) está muy contento con su mami (REGULAR) está muy contento con su mami
Eric: All together, "My precious is very happy with his mommy."
Alex: Mi tesoro está muy contento con su mami.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Cristina's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Angélica, uses an expression meaning - "When you need a nanny I'm available!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Cuando necesiten una niñera yo estoy disponible! (REGULAR) ¡Cuando necesiten una niñera yo estoy disponible!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Cuando necesiten una niñera yo estoy disponible!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "So beautiful!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Qué hermoso! (REGULAR) ¡Qué hermoso!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Qué hermoso!
Eric: Use this expression to give someone a compliment.
Eric: Her high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "I also want one!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Yo también quiero uno! (REGULAR) ¡Yo también quiero uno!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Yo también quiero uno!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her nephew, Paco, uses an expression meaning - "Whose turn is it to change the diaper?"
Alex: (SLOW) ¿A quién le toca cambiar el pañal? (REGULAR) ¿A quién le toca cambiar el pañal?
[Pause]
Alex: ¿A quién le toca cambiar el pañal?
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling cynical.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay everyone, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted a smiling baby picture, 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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If a friend posted something about a smiling baby picture which phrase would you use?