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    What does the video clip say? (and more)

    Hello, everyone.

    What does the video clip say?
    https://www.facebook.com/i.am.xuan.l...5194098706418/

    At 9th second to 17th second, here is what I heard:

    It's first day in New York.
    Um...it is before the *jet lake; it is really *hitted.
    Lovely wild outside.

    (*) means I'm not sure about the content.

    Please help me.
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    By the way, I wonder if the phrase 'Post New Thread' should be 'Post A New Thread'.
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    Re: What does the video clip say? (and more)

    "First day in New York. Umm, it's before the jet lag is really hitting. Lovely weather outside."

    Headlines, captions and titles frequently omit small words in order to save space so "Post New Thread" is correct in context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does the video clip say? (and more)

    What does 'it's before the jet lag is really hitting' mean?
    (Is there any grammatically wrong in it?)

    It means the man is suffering from jet lag, isn't it?

    Thanks!
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    Re: What does the video clip say? (and more)

    He means that the full effect of jet lag hasn't started to affect him yet but he knows it's coming.

    He doesn't speak in full sentences. Maybe that's normal for him or maybe it's the start of the jet lag effect! Grammatically, he would have said "It's my first day in New York. It's before the jet lag has really started to hit me".
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    Re: What does the video clip say? (and more)

    I wonder why there are two verbs in the sentence:

    It's before the jet lag has really started to hit me


    Because the word 'before' here is a conjunction, not a preposition. Is my understanding right?

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: What does the video clip say? (and more)

    He means "The current time is earlier than the time when the jet lag will hit me." The quoted text is natural, casual spoken English, which frequently violates all sorts of rules in the written language.
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