Bai Bay - oi thoai
Lesson 7 - Dialog

Introduction:

You will learn in this lesson the use of:
*  "mi" as just, only then
*  "
ang" as on going action
*  "
se" as future indicator
*  "
lam" as adverb that can be used in a question or in a statement
*  "
rat" as adverb that can be used in a statement
*  New adjectives

Phan A: Cau mau - Patterns
oi thoai A1 - Dialog A1
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( lp hoc lch s  Viet Nam.)

Van:
Pam:
Van:
Pam:
Ch noi tieng Viet gioi lam. Ch hoc au vay?
Toi ang hoc ai hoc nay.
Hoc tieng Viet (co) kho khong?
Da, cung hi kho.

T vng (Vocabulary)

trng ai hoc tertiary, univerisity
gioi to do well, well done
noi....gioi to speak....well
....vay/ the? So...?
ang be in process of
hi + Adjective a little, slightly + adjective
cung hi + Adjective somewhat  +   adjective(Noncommittal)
cung hi kho a little difficult, not very difficult
Ch hoc au vay? So where did you study?

oi thoai A2 - Dialog A2
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Pam:
Van:
Pam:
Van:
Hom nay ch Hng en (co) sm khong?
Ch ay en sm lam.
Con anh Minh?
Anh ay thng en rat muon v anh ay thng hoc en khuya.

T vng (Vocabulary)

sm be early
thng usual, usually, often
rat + adjective very  + adjective
muon (No.) tre (So.) be late for something
khuya be late at night
en khuya until late at night
en co sm khong? Did he come early?

oi thoai A3 - Dialog A3
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Pam:
Van:
Pam:
Van:
Ch Mai i Saigon t bao gi?
Ch ay va mi i tuan trc.
Bao gi ch ay ve Ha Noi?
Thang sau ch ay mi ve.

T vng (Vocabulary)

mi just (then)
va mi just recently
(va) mi verb time just Verb at that time (past)
time...mi Verb at that time only then Verb, not Verb until that time.
Ch ay mi ve tuan trc. She must returned last week.
Tuan trc ch ay mi ve. She didn't return until last week.  (Last week she only then returned)
Tuan sau ch ay mi ve. She won't return until next week.  (Next week she only then returns)

[Dialog Translation]

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