Bai Mot - Lesson 1
oi thoai - Dialog

In this lesson you will learn how to introduce yourself and ask others their name.  You also will learn how to ask where others come from, the name of their country and the different regions in their country.

You will  learn how to address people properly according to the gender and the age of the person. Gender and age are very important in face-to-face conversation in Vietnamese.  So learn Lesson One very well and practice it until you memorize the gender words and use them correctly.

Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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Ong Ba:          
Ba Ha:        
Ong Ba:       
Chao ba.  Xin loi ba, ten ba la g?
Da ten toi la Ha.  Con ong, ten ong la g?
Ten toi la Ba.

T vng (Vocabulary)

ong Mr., you, your (See B1 note)
ba Mrs., you, your
chao to greet
xin loi beg pardon (of you), excuse me
ten given name (See B one note)
la to be, is, am, are
g what
Da Polite response particle
toi my, I
con and as for, and how about
Chao ba I greet you (Mrs.)
Ten ba la g? What is your name?
Ten toi la Ha. My name is Ha

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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Anh Huy:
Anh Joe:
Anh Huy:
ay la co Tam va ay la ch My.
Chao co, chao ch.  Con kia la ai, anh Huy?
A,kia la anh Pierre .

T vng (Vocabulary)

anh Brother (...), older brother.  Polite term used to address a male friend.
ch Sister (...), older sister.  Polite term used to address a female friend.
co Miss (...), Miss, aunt.
ay here
va and
kia (over) there
ai who
A... Oh...
Con kia la ai? And who is that over there

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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Co Hoa:
Anh Nam:

Co Hoa:
Anh la ngi Viet, phai khong?
Da vang, toi la ngi Viet, toi la ngi (mien Nam). Con co cung la ngi Viet, phai khong?
Da vang, toi cung la ngi Viet, toi la ngi (mien) Bac.

T vng (Vocabulary)

Ngi person, people
Viet (Nam) Vietnamese, Vietnam
phai to be true, correct
phai khong? Is it not so? (Lit. be correct, no?)
vang yes, that's right
toi I
mien region
mien Nam the South (the Mekong River Delta)
mien Bac the North (the Red River Delta)
cung Verb also Verb

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