Bai Mi Bon - oi thoai
Lesson 14 - Dialog


You will learn in this lesson:
  • The comparative adjectives.
  • A few idiomatic expressions.   These are to be used at the beginning of a statement.
  • New vocabularies on geography.

Phan A: Cau mau- Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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Jenny and Sau meet on the street in Saigon.

Saigon ln hn Ha Noi, phai khong?
Vang, Saigon ln hn Ha Noi mot chut.
Anh thch song Saigon hay Ha Noi?
Toi khong thch nhng thanh pho ong ngi nen toi thch song Can th hn. Can Th la mot thanh pho tng oi nho hn, mi hn va yen tnh hn. Hn na la co trng ai hoc Tong hp Can Th.

T vng (Vocabulary)

hn be more (than)
mot chut a little bit
tng oi relatively
hn na (la) moreover, furthermore
trng ai hoc tong hp university

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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Jenny and Sau go into a bookshop on Le Loi Street.



Toi can tra t ien e oc sach tieng Viet. Theo anh (th) toi nen mua quyen t ien nao?
Tuy ch, nhng theo toi th ch nen mua quyen nay. Quyen nay nho hn nhng day hn, co nhieu t hn, nhieu th du hn, v the tot hn.
Anh noi nhanh qua, toi cha hieu, xin anh noi cham hn.

T vng (Vocabulary)

tra t ien to look up in the dictionary
theo to follow, according to
theo anh th according to you, then...
nen Verb should Verb
tuy it depends on, depend on
tuy ch it's up to you
day be thick many more
t word
th du example
v the because of that
tot be good
nhanh (No), mau (So) be fast
qua very very
xin to request
cham be slow

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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Jenny is talking with Brian, who also is living in Saigon.

Con song nao dai nhat ong Dng?
Song Cu Long la con song dai nhat ong Dng.
Thanh pho nao ln nhat Viet Nam?
Tat nhien la Saigon.
The cac co gai mien nao ep nhat Viet Nam?
Lam sao toi biet c?! Phai tuy cac anh ch !

T vng (Vocabulary)

con Classifier: rivers, streets
song river
dai be long
nhat the most (first)
tat nhien naturally, of course (No) sure, surely (So) sure, surely
song Cu Long the Mekong River (Nine dragons River)

[Dialog Translation]

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