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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Dutch Social Media Phrases Season 1 Lesson 19 - Just Relaxing
Becky: Hi, everyone. I'm Becky.
Jacob: And I'm Jacob.
Becky: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Dutch about relaxing. Jan relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Jacob: Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: Meaning - "Cold beer in my hand. I'm not going anywhere." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Jan: Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
(clicking sound)
Erik: Ik kom eraan, gast.
Linda: Ziet er goed uit!
Chantal: Waar is dit ook alweer?
Bob: Moet jij niet aan het werk?
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Jan: Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: "Cold beer in my hand. I'm not going anywhere."
(clicking sound)
Erik: Ik kom eraan, gast.
Becky: "I'm on my way, dude."
Linda: Ziet er goed uit!
Becky: "Looks great!"
Chantal: Waar is dit ook alweer?
Becky: "Where is this again?"
Bob: Moet jij niet aan het werk?
Becky: "Shouldn't you be at work?"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Jan's post.
Jacob: Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: "Cold beer in my hand. I'm not going anywhere."
Jacob: (SLOW) Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen. (Regular) Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Cold beer in my hand..."
Jacob: Koud biertje erbij.
Becky: This expression ends with the word…
Jacob: erbij
Becky: This is the informal slang for a thing that you are holding, for example, food or a drink. Listen again - "Cold beer in my hand" is...
Jacob: (SLOW) Koud biertje erbij. (REGULAR) Koud biertje erbij.
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "I'm not going anywhere..."
Jacob: Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: It literally means “I'm going nowhere.” You can use this when you really like a place or situation and you want to stay there. Listen again - "I'm not going anywhere" is...
Jacob: (SLOW) Ik ga nergens heen. (REGULAR) Ik ga nergens heen.
Becky: All together, it's "Cold beer in my hand. I'm not going anywhere."
Jacob: Koud biertje erbij. Ik ga nergens heen.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Jan's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His college friend, Erik, uses an expression meaning - "I'm on my way, dude."
Jacob: (SLOW) Ik kom eraan, gast. (REGULAR) Ik kom eraan, gast.
[Pause]
Jacob: Ik kom eraan, gast.
Becky: Use this expression to jokingly say you’re coming.
Becky: His neighbor, Linda, uses an expression meaning - "Looks great!"
Jacob: (SLOW) Ziet er goed uit! (REGULAR) Ziet er goed uit!
[Pause]
Jacob: Ziet er goed uit!
Becky: Use this expression to show you’re envious.
Becky: His high school friend, Chantal, uses an expression meaning - "Where is this again?"
Jacob: (SLOW) Waar is dit ook alweer? (REGULAR) Waar is dit ook alweer?
[Pause]
Jacob: Waar is dit ook alweer?
Becky: Use this expression to ask where they are.
Becky: His nephew, Bob, uses an expression meaning - "Shouldn't you be at work?"
Jacob: (SLOW) Moet jij niet aan het werk? (REGULAR) Moet jij niet aan het werk?
[Pause]
Jacob: Moet jij niet aan het werk?
Becky: Use this expression to make a joke.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about relaxing, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Jacob: Doei.

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