Bai Mi Mot - oi thoai
Lesson 11 - Dialog


This lesson will show how to select a place to rent, with new vocabulary to describe the house, the apartment or the objects to buy or to rent.  You will have a chance to incorporate the patterns from previous lessons in your transactions.  It also introduces a few more patterns:
  • The new patterns in making questions:
    "action +
    c khong?"
  • The new patterns in the response:
    "action +
  • The new pattern in getting someone's opinion:
    Anh thay + person/object/action + the nao?"

Phan A: Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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Phu is fromVietnam. He has lived in Perth for two years.

Anh thay Perth the nao?
Perth ep va yen tnh lam.
Anh co nha Perth khong?
Nha anh nh the nao?
Nha toi khong ln lam.  Di nha co mot phong khach, mot phong tam, mot phong giat, mot phong bep.  Tren gac co hai phong ngu.  Trc nha co mot cho e xe. Sau nha co mot cai vn nho va xung quanh nha co nhieu cay.

T vng (Vocabulary)

thay perceive, see, feel
yen tnh tranquil
nh (be) as, like
di; di nha below; ground floor
phong, buong (North only) room
khach guest
phong khach living room, front/lounge room
tam to bathe
giat to wash clothes
bep kitchen
tren above, on top
tren gac upstrairs
trc PLACE in front of PLACE
e to put, place, leave something
sau PLACE behind, in back of PLACE
vn garden, yard
xung quanh (area) around
cay tree
Anh thay Perth the nao? What do you think of Perth?
Nha anh nh the nao? What is your home like?

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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( nha khach trng ai hoc Bach Khoa.)

Sinh vien nc ngoai:
Anh phuc vu:

Sinh vien:

Anh phuc vu:
Sinh vien:
Anh phuc vu:
Toi can thue mot can phong.
Anh muon mot can co phong tam rieng hay phong
tam chung?
Toi thch co phong tam rieng.  Nh the th tien phong bao nhieu mot ngay, anh?
Da, bay ong My mot ngay.
c, toi se lay can phong ay.
Phong anh tang th ba. Di nha chung toi co phong an uong, buoi tra m ca t 12 gi en 2 gi, buoi chieu t 5 ri en 7 gi.

T vng (Vocabulary)

bach khoa polytechnic school
trng ai hoc Bach Khoa the Polytechnic Institute
ngoai outside
nc ngoai abroad, foreign country
can classifier for: house, apartment, room
ngi phuc vu server, attendant, and so on
rieng be separate, private
hay or
chung together, in common
nh the (th) in that case (then...)
nh vay (th) in that case (then...)
c It's alright.  That's fine.
lay to take
tang floor, above ground floor

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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John anh his friends study Vietnamese in Southern Los Angeles.


Nan (to Sue):
Tuan nay chung ta i Little Saigon nhe?  Cac ch
i c khong?
c, toi i c.
Con ch Sue va ch Alice, the nao, i c khong?
Toi i c, nhng ch Alice khong i c.
Bao gi hai ch i c?
Th bay ch i c khong?
c, th bay i c.
Con anh John, th bay i c khong?
c lam.  Bay ri sang chung ta i nhe.

T vng (Vocabulary)

c be able, yes I can
i c can go
c khong Is it possible?
i c khong? Can you go?
khong i c cannot go

[Dialog Translation]

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