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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 15 - At a Family Reunion.
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 family gathering. Antonio goes to a family gathering, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
Eric: Meaning - "The best barbecue is eaten with family!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Antonio: ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
Angélica: ¡Eso es verdad!
Paco: Pensé que era la que sabe rica.
Teresa: ¡Yo soy casi familia pero no me invitan!
Karen: Yo también quiero invitación para la próxima carne asada.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Antonio: ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
Eric: "The best barbecue is eaten with family!"
Angélica: ¡Eso es verdad!
Eric: "That's true!"
Paco: Pensé que era la que sabe rica.
Eric: "I thought it was the one that tastes good."
Teresa: ¡Yo soy casi familia pero no me invitan!
Eric: "I'm almost family but you don't invite me!"
Karen: Yo también quiero invitación para la próxima carne asada.
Eric: "I want an invitation for the next barbecue, too."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Antonio's post.
Alex: ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
Eric: "The best barbecue is eaten with family!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia! (Regular) ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "The best barbecue."
Alex: La mejor carne asada
Eric: Barbecuing is a very popular activity for families and friends in Mexico, especially during summer. Participants contribute by bringing food or drink and enjoying long talks during and after eating. Listen again- "The best barbecue" is...
Alex: (SLOW) La mejor carne asada (REGULAR) La mejor carne asada
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "is eaten with family."
Alex: se come en familia
Eric: Mexican families tend to be very close-knit, not only with immediate relatives and friends but also with distant relatives. That’s why reunions and events in Mexico always have a big turnout. Listen again- "is eaten with family" is...
Alex: (SLOW) se come en familia (REGULAR) se come en familia
Eric: All together, "The best barbecue is eaten with family!"
Alex: ¡La mejor carne asada se come en familia!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Antonio's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Angélica, uses an expression meaning - "That's true!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Eso es verdad! (REGULAR) ¡Eso es verdad!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Eso es verdad!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His nephew, Paco, uses an expression meaning - "I thought it was the one that tastes good." He is saying that he thinks the best barbecue is one where the food tastes good.
Alex: (SLOW) Pensé que era la que sabe rica. (REGULAR) Pensé que era la que sabe rica.
[Pause]
Alex: Pensé que era la que sabe rica.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling cynical.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "I'm almost family but you don't invite me!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Yo soy casi familia pero no me invitan! (REGULAR) ¡Yo soy casi familia pero no me invitan!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Yo soy casi familia pero no me invitan!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "I want an invitation for the next barbecue, too."
Alex: (SLOW) Yo también quiero invitación para la próxima carne asada. (REGULAR) Yo también quiero invitación para la próxima carne asada.
[Pause]
Alex: Yo también quiero invitación para la próxima carne asada.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
OUTRO
Eric: Alright everybody, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about a family gathering, 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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