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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Spanish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury.
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 being injured. Antonio suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alex: ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
Eric: Meaning - "Soccer training has cost me a leg, literally!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
Antonio: ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
Paco: Ya no puede hacer ejercicios pesados.
Teresa: ¿Qué pasó?
Karen: Estoy segura que no es tan grave.
Javier: Por eso se retiran jóvenes los futbolistas.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
Antonio: ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
Eric: "Soccer training has cost me a leg, literally!"
Paco: Ya no puede hacer ejercicios pesados.
Eric: "You can't do heavy exercises."
Teresa: ¿Qué pasó?
Eric: "What happened?"
Karen: Estoy segura que no es tan grave.
Eric: "I'm sure it's not too serious."
Javier: Por eso se retiran jóvenes los futbolistas.
Eric: "That’s why soccer players retire young."
POST
Eric: Listen again to Antonio's post.
Alex: ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
Eric: "Soccer training has cost me a leg, literally!"
Alex: (SLOW) ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente! (Regular) ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
Eric: Let's break this down. First comes an expression meaning "Soccer training has cost me a leg."
Alex: El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna
Eric: You can replace the word “leg” with another noun in this phrase to express that something has cost you more than money. Listen again- "Soccer training has cost me a leg" is...
Alex: (SLOW) El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna (REGULAR) El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "literally."
Alex: literalmente
Eric: This is an adverb that means something is in a literal manner. Listen again- "literally" is...
Alex: (SLOW) literalmente (REGULAR) literalmente
Eric: Altogether, "Soccer training has cost me a leg, literally!"
Alex: ¡El entrenamiento de fútbol me ha costado una pierna, literalmente!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Antonio's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His girlfriend’s nephew, Paco, uses an expression meaning - "You can't do heavy exercises."
Alex: (SLOW) Ya no puede hacer ejercicios pesados. (REGULAR) Ya no puede hacer ejercicios pesados.
[Pause]
Alex: Ya no puede hacer ejercicios pesados.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling cynical.
Eric: His girlfriend's high school friend, Teresa, uses an expression meaning - "What happened?"
Alex: (SLOW) ¿Qué pasó? (REGULAR) ¿Qué pasó?
[Pause]
Alex: ¿Qué pasó?
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re concerned.
Eric: His high school friend, Karen, uses an expression meaning - "I'm sure it's not too serious."
Alex: (SLOW) Estoy segura que no es tan grave. (REGULAR) Estoy segura que no es tan grave.
[Pause]
Alex: Estoy segura que no es tan grave.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: His college friend, Javier, uses an expression meaning - "That’s why soccer players retire young."
Alex: (SLOW) Por eso se retiran jóvenes los futbolistas. (REGULAR) Por eso se retiran jóvenes los futbolistas.
[Pause]
Alex: Por eso se retiran jóvenes los futbolistas.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling frivolous.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay everybody, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being injured, 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 being injured which phrase would you use?