Bai Sau - oi thoai
Lesson 6 - Dialog


This lesson introduces:
More patterns on the use of time:
*  "Action +
bao lau?" = how long did/will + action?
*  "Action +
c + bao lau?" = how long were you able + action?
*  "Action +
c + bao lau + roi?" = how long have you been + action?

New patterns for making questions:
*  "
co .... khong?"
*  "
..... the nao?"

Phan A: Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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Lan and John meet on the street.

Chao anh John.  Hom nay anh co khoe khong?
Da, cam n, toi khoe lam.  Con ch, the nao?
Da, cam n, toi cung khoe. A, ch Betty the nao anh?
Tuan trc ch Betty b om, nhng bay gi ch ay khoe roi.

T vng (Vocabulary)

khoe to be well
co ...khong? is it/are you...or not?
the nao How goes it it?
b to suffer
om(No.) to be sick, ill
au (So.) to be sick, ill
Con ch the nao? As for you, how goes it?

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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Son and Hien study at Chu Van An School.  They meet before class

Hom qua ch co i hoc khong?
Khong, hom qua toi khong i hoc.
(Tai) sao ch khong i hoc?
(Tai) v toi met. Lp chung ta bat hoc Bai 26, phai khong?
Phai, co giao bat au giang bai o roi.
Chung ta vao lp bay gi nhe!

T vng (Vocabulary)

khong i hoc not go to school
(tai) sao (for) why?
(tai) v (for) because
met be tired
(chung) ta we, us, our Inclusive [includes listener(s)]
nhe (No.) all right? O.K.? (friendly urging)
nghe (So.) all right? O.K.? (friendly urging)
bat au to begin
Phai Yes.[That's] right.
co giao female teacher
giang to explain, to instruct
Hom qua ch co i hoc khong? Did you go to school yesterday?

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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Hien and Son meet again after class.

Nam ngoai anh Bang Coc bao lau?
Toi (c) sau thang thoi.
Co vui khong, anh?
Co, vui lam.
Sang nam anh se i Sin-ga-po bao lau?
Toi se i khoang ba thang g o.

T vng (Vocabulary)

nam ngoai last year
bao lau for how long
c TIME have duration of TIME
............thoi only (to stop)
c....thoi have only...
vui be enjoyable( event, person), be happy (person)
co yes (In answer to co...khong? question)
sang nam next year
Sin-ga-po Singapore
g o something like that
Co vui khong? Was it fun? Did you have a good time?

[Dialog Translation]

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