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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 23 - Happy New Year!.
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 New Year greetings. Antonio celebrates the New Year, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
Eric: Meaning - "A toast to a prosperous New Year." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Antonio: Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
Karen: ¡Salud! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Teresa: ¡Hay que brindar por todas las metas que no vamos a cumplir!
Javier: Siempre nos proponemos las misma metas.
Pablo: Espero que se propongan mejorar en el trabajo.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Antonio: Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
Eric: "A toast to a prosperous New Year."
Karen: ¡Salud! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Eric: "Cheers! Happy New Year!"
Teresa: ¡Hay que brindar por todas las metas que no vamos a cumplir!
Eric: "Let's toast to all the goals we won’t achieve!"
Javier: Siempre nos proponemos las misma metas.
Eric: "We always propose the same goals."
Pablo: Espero que se propongan mejorar en el trabajo.
Eric: "I hope you propose to improve at work."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Antonio's post.
Alex: Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
Eric: "A toast to a prosperous New Year."
Alex: (SLOW) Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo. (Regular) Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "A toast to..."
Alex: Un brindis para
Eric: As in many countries, toasts are offered during special occasions, typically performed with alcoholic drinks. The word used in Spanish to offer toasts literally means "health," as toasts are commonly used to wish for someone’s well being. Listen again- "A toast to" is...
Alex: (SLOW) Un brindis para (REGULAR) Un brindis para
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "a prosperous New Year."
Alex: un próspero año nuevo
Eric: New Year's Eve is a big celebration in Mexico. Young adults and teenagers prefer to celebrate this holiday among friends, or with their romantic partner. Listen again- "a prosperous New Year." is...
Alex: (SLOW) un próspero año nuevo (REGULAR) un próspero año nuevo
Eric: All together, "A toast to a prosperous New Year."
Alex: Un brindis para un próspero año nuevo.
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Antonio's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "Cheers! Happy New Year!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Salud! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! (REGULAR) ¡Salud! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Salud! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "Let's toast to all the goals we won’t achieve!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡Hay que brindar por todas las metas que no vamos a cumplir! (REGULAR) ¡Hay que brindar por todas las metas que no vamos a cumplir!
[Pause]
Alex: ¡Hay que brindar por todas las metas que no vamos a cumplir!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His college friend, Javier, uses an expression meaning - "We always propose the same goals."
Alex: (SLOW) Siempre nos proponemos las mismas metas. (REGULAR) Siempre nos proponemos las mismas metas.
[Pause]
Alex: Siempre nos proponemos las mismas metas.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling frivolous.
Eric: His supervisor, Pablo, uses an expression meaning - "I hope you propose to improve at work."
Alex: (SLOW) Espero que se propongan mejorar en el trabajo. (REGULAR) Espero que se propongan mejorar en el trabajo.
[Pause]
Alex: Espero que se propongan mejorar en el trabajo.
Eric: Use this expression to be old-fashioned.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay everybody, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about New Year 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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