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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Must-Know Swedish Social Media Phrases Season 1 Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status
Dana: Hi, everyone. I'm Dana.
Mirai: And I'm Mirai.
Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Swedish about being in a relationship. Anders changes his status to "In a relationship," posts an image, and leaves this comment.
Mirai: Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
Dana: Meaning - "It's time to make it official!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Anders: Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
(clicking sound)
Amanda: Du gör mig så lycklig!
Caroline: Slut på ungkarlsdagarna?
Oliver: Det var på tiden!
Alex: Själv är man fortfarande singel.
Dana: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Anders: Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
Dana: "It's time to make it official!"
(clicking sound)
Amanda: Du gör mig så lycklig!
Dana: "You make me so happy!"
Caroline: Slut på ungkarlsdagarna?
Dana: "Bachelor days are over?"
Oliver: Det var på tiden!
Dana: "About time!"
Alex: Själv är man fortfarande singel.
Dana: "I'm still single."
POST
Dana: Listen again to Anders's post.
Mirai: Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
Dana: "It's time to make it official!"
Mirai: (SLOW) Då var det dags att göra det officiellt! (Regular) Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
Dana: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "it's time..."
Mirai: Då var det dags...
Dana: This expression is used when explaining that it's time for something, usually a kind of change.
Mirai: For example, Då var det dags att söka nytt jobb!
Dana: “It's time to look for a new job!” Listen to the expression again. "It's time..." is...
Mirai: (SLOW) Då var det dags... (REGULAR) Då var det dags...
Dana: Then comes the phrase "to make it official!"
Mirai: att göra det officiellt!
Dana: This is an expression used when declaring some news or a change. It can be informal or formal.
Mirai: Another commonly used expression is Nu är det officiellt.
Dana: "It's official now." Listen to the expression again. "To make it official!" is...
Mirai: (SLOW) att göra det officiellt! (REGULAR) att göra det officiellt!
Dana: All together, "It's time to make it official!"
Mirai: Då var det dags att göra det officiellt!
COMMENTS
Dana: In response, Anders's friends leave some comments.
Dana: His girlfriend, Amanda, uses an expression meaning - "You make me so happy!"
Mirai: (SLOW) Du gör mig så lycklig! (REGULAR) Du gör mig så lycklig!
[Pause]
Mirai: Du gör mig så lycklig!
Dana: Use this expression to say you’re happy.
Dana: His neighbor, Caroline, uses an expression meaning - "Bachelor days are over?"
Mirai: (SLOW) Slut på ungkarlsdagarna? (REGULAR) Slut på ungkarlsdagarna?
[Pause]
Mirai: Slut på ungkarlsdagarna?
Dana: Use this expression to be funny.
Dana: His supervisor, Oliver, uses an expression meaning - "About time!"
Mirai: (SLOW) Det var på tiden! (REGULAR) Det var på tiden!
[Pause]
Mirai: Det var på tiden!
Dana: Use this expression to be funny.
Dana: His nephew, Alex, uses an expression meaning - "I'm still single."
Mirai: (SLOW) Själv är man fortfarande singel. (REGULAR) Själv är man fortfarande singel.
[Pause]
Mirai: Själv är man fortfarande singel.
Dana: Use this expression to make a joke.

Outro

Dana: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Mirai: Hej då!

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