Bai Ba - Lesson 3
oi thoai - Dialog

Introduction: This lesson will introduce to you action verbs, names of different occupations , and names of different places.

It also shows you how to use of the informal question word  a. This word a following  a statement implies that the speaker expects confirmation, affirmative or negative, of the statement.

Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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Henry is working in Vietnam.  He meets Lan and Van on the street.

Ch Lan:
Anh Henry:
Ch Van:
Anh Henry: 
Lan & Van:   
Anh i au o?
Toi i Bo Tai chnh
Anh lam o a?
Da vang. Con cac ch i au ay?
Chung toi i hoc

T vng (Vocabulary)

o there
a? Question World
cac Plural (2nd and 3rd Person only
cac ch you girls/women
ay there
chung Plural for persons
chung toi we [Excluding person(s) spoken to]
Anh i au o? Where are you going there (right now)?
Anh lam o a? You work there, do you?

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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Ch Jenny:
Anh Sau:
Ch Jenny:

Bay gi anh lam g, anh Sau?
Da, bay gi toi lam ky s.  Con ch, bay gi ch lam g?
Toi lam giao vien trng Tran Hng ao.
Nhng toi cung la sinh vien.

T vng (Vocabulary)

ky s engineer
giao vien teacher (general)
giao s professor [and high school teacher(southern)]
nhng but
sinh vien tertiary student
Bay gi anh lam g? What are you doing now?

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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Ch Kim:
Ch Gail:

Ch Kim:
Ch Gail:
Ch Kim:
Ch Gail:
Ch lam y ta, phai khong?
Da vang, toi lam benh vien Viet-Phap,
nhng toi cung la sinh vien.
Ch cung la sinh vien a? The ch hoc g?
Toi hoc tieng Viet.
The ch hoc lp may?
Da, toi hoc (lp) tieng Viet nam th nhat.

T vng (Vocabulary)

y ta nurse, public health assistant
benh vien hospital
tieng language, sound
nam year
th for ordinal Numbers
nhat (no.), nht (so.) first
lp class, classroom
tieng Viet nam th nhat first-year Vietnamese language

[Dialog Translation]

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