Bai Mi Ba - oi thoai
Lesson 13 - Dialog

Introduction:

This lesson presents telephone conversations to different parties.  It also introduces:
  • The use of new patterns:
    * Question forms:
       "
    ..... au khong?"    = ..... any where?
       "
    ..... g khong?"      = ..... anything?
       "
    ..... ai khong?"      = ..... anyone?
    * Negative answers:
       "
    ..... khong ...... au ca."    = ..... nowhere at all.
       "
    ..... khong ...... g ca."      = ..... nothing at all.
       "
    ..... khong ...... ai ca."      = ..... no one at all.
  • The use of "va"and the use of "xong"
    "
    Va + verb" indicates the action that has recently happened.
    "verb +
    xong" indicates the action is finished.
  • The use of "mi" as adverb of time, and as conjunction

Phan A: Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
Hear the Whole Dialog
Jane and Rob study Vietnamese in the same class. Jane wants to invite Rob to go and eat; so she calls him on the telephone. Rob's telephone rings and he answers, 'Hello'.

spkr.gif (282 bytes) Jane:
Rob:
Jane:
Rob:
Jane:
Rob:
Jane:
Rob:
Alo! Anh Rob ay a? Jane ay.
A, chao ch Jane.
Toi nay anh (co) nh i au khong?
Toi nay toi cha nh au ca. Ch co muon i au khong?
Toi nh mi anh i an cm vi toi.
O, hay lam! Ch nh may gi i?
Bay gi anh en on toi nhe.
, bay gi toi en.

T vng (Vocabulary)

ien thoai telephone
NAME ay/o a? Is that NAME?
mi to invite
O... Oh!...
hay lam good, very good
on to meet, pick up
Anh i au? Where are you going?
Anh i au khong? Are you going anywhere?
Toi cha i au ca. I'm not going anywwhere

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
Hear the Whole Dialog
The telephone rings in Hien and Nam's house, and Hien answers, 'Alo'

Kim:
Hien:


Kim:
Hien:
Kim:

Hien:
Kim:
Alo! Toi muon noi chuyen vi anh Nam.
Da, anh Nam khong co () nha. Anh ay va i cach ay khoang na tieng; co le nam gi chieu mi ve. Xin loi,
ch la ai vay?
Da, toi la Kim, lam cung s vi anh Nam.
The a, ch dan g khong?
Sau nam gi toi goi lai vay.....A, toi hen anh ay i xem phim toi nay. Nhng toi nay toi co chut viec nen se khong i c.
Toi se noi lai vi anh ay nh vay. So ien thoai ch la g?
Da, la so bay sau nam khong bon.

T vng (Vocabulary)

co nha be at home
cach ay ago (distant from here)
na half
co le perhaps
cung together
cung s in the same office
The a (Friendly) really
The a (Polite) really
dan to tell, advise
dan g khong? leave any message?
goi to call
goi lai to call/ring back
hen to have appointment with
co chut viec be busy, have some work
noi lai to tell
nh vay/ the like so
so ien thoai telephone number
khong zero in serial numbers

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