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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
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 visiting a landmark. Cristina visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
Eric: Meaning - "I’m so grateful to be able to visit this beautiful place!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Cristina: ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
Angélica: ¡Qué gran oportunidad!
Teresa: ¡No te vayas a quedar ahí para siempre!
Karen: ¡Yo me uniré al siguiente viaje!
Pablo: Ese es un monumento cultural muy importante.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Cristina: ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
Eric: "I’m so grateful to be able to visit this beautiful place!"
Angélica: ¡Qué gran oportunidad!
Eric: "What a great opportunity!"
Teresa: ¡No te vayas a quedar ahí para siempre!
Eric: "Don't stay there forever!"
Karen: ¡Yo me uniré al siguiente viaje!
Eric: "I’ll join your next trip!"
Pablo: Ese es un monumento cultural muy importante.
Eric: "That’s a very important cultural monument."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Cristina's post.
Alex: ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
Eric: "I’m so grateful to be able to visit this beautiful place!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar! (Regular) ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I’m so grateful."
Alex: Estoy tan agradecida
Eric: This is a common phrase used to express gratitude for something or towards someone. It can also be used to express happiness over something, someone, or a situation. It’s a formal phrase. Listen again- "I’m so grateful" is...
Alex: (SLOW) Estoy tan agradecida (REGULAR) Estoy tan agradecida
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "to be able to visit this beautiful place."
Alex: de poder visitar este bello lugar
Eric: You can change this part to refer to any subject of gratitude. Listen again- "to be able to visit this beautiful place" is...
Alex: (SLOW) de poder visitar este bello lugar (REGULAR) de poder visitar este bello lugar
Eric: All together, "I’m so grateful to be able to visit this beautiful place!"
Alex: ¡Estoy tan agradecida de poder visitar este bello lugar!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Cristina's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Angélica, uses an expression meaning - "What a great opportunity!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Qué gran oportunidad! (REGULAR) ¡Qué gran oportunidad!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Qué gran oportunidad!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "Don't stay there forever!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡No te vayas a quedar ahí para siempre! (REGULAR) ¡No te vayas a quedar ahí para siempre!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡No te vayas a quedar ahí para siempre!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "I’ll join your next trip!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Yo me uniré al siguiente viaje! (REGULAR) ¡Yo me uniré al siguiente viaje!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Yo me uniré al siguiente viaje!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: Her supervisor, Pablo, uses an expression meaning - "That’s a very important cultural monument."
Alex: (SLOW) Ese es un monumento cultural muy importante. (REGULAR) Ese es un monumento cultural muy importante.
[Pause]
Alex: Ese es un monumento cultural muy importante.
Eric: Use this expression to be old-fashioned.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, 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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