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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 22 - At a Birthday Party.
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 birthday greetings. Cristina goes to her birthday party, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
Eric: Meaning - "Thank you all for the surprise birthday party!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Cristina: ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
Angélica: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Antonio: Gracias a todos por contribuir para la fiesta.
Karen: ¡Espero y cumplas muchos años más!
Teresa: ¿Verdad que mi pastel estuvo bien rico?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Cristina: ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
Eric: "Thank you all for the surprise birthday party!"
Angélica: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Eric: "Happy birthday!"
Antonio: Gracias a todos por contribuir para la fiesta.
Eric: "Thank you all for contributing for the party."
Karen: ¡Espero y cumplas muchos años más!
Eric: "I hope you have many more birthdays!"
Teresa: ¿Verdad que mi pastel estuvo bien rico?
Eric: "My cake was very tasty, right?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Cristina's post.
Alex: ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
Eric: "Thank you all for the surprise birthday party!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa! (Regular) ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Thank you all for."
Alex: Gracias a todos por
Eric: It’s a common practice to thank a person or people on social media for something they have done for you. The word "all" can be changed to another noun to thank someone or something in particular. Listen again- "Thank you all for" is...
Alex: (SLOW) Gracias a todos por (REGULAR) Gracias a todos por
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "the surprise birthday party."
Alex: la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa
Eric: This can be changed to express thanks for any specific thing. For example, to say thank you for “taking me to a concert”, or “the support I have received”, etc. Listen again- "the surprise birthday party." is...
Alex: (SLOW) la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa (REGULAR) la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa
Eric: All together, "Thank you all for the surprise birthday party!"
Alex: ¡Gracias a todos por la fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Cristina's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Angélica, uses an expression meaning - "Happy birthday!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Feliz cumpleaños! (REGULAR) ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her husband, Antonio, uses an expression meaning - "Thank you all for contributing for the party."
Alex: (SLOW) Gracias a todos por contribuir para la fiesta. (REGULAR) Gracias a todos por contribuir para la fiesta.
[Pause]
Alex: Gracias a todos por contribuir para la fiesta.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling grateful.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "I hope you have many more birthdays!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Espero y cumplas muchos años más! (REGULAR) ¡Espero y cumplas muchos años más!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Espero y cumplas muchos años más!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: Her high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "My cake was very tasty, right?"
Alex: (SLOW) ¿Verdad que mi pastel estuvo bien rico? (REGULAR) ¿Verdad que mi pastel estuvo bien rico?
[Pause]
Alex: ¿Verdad que mi pastel estuvo bien rico?
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay everybody, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about birthday greetings, 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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