Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles: Short movies #3: Bạn và tiền

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Everyone has had to deal with a friend who says, “Can I borrow some money? I promise I’ll pay you back.” In this short clip, a man is annoyed because he thinks his friend doesn’t keep his words about paying his money back. An old man talks to him about what is his point of view and how to act in that situation.

*I do not own the movie

*The movie is in Southern accent.

*Please click CC (the second button in the lower right corner of the video) for English subtitles.


Learn Vietnamese With Annie – Lesson 32: How to pronounce INH/ICH, ÊNH/ÊCH, and ANH/ACH in the Northern and Southern accents

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In Vietnamese, only 3 vowels can combine with the final consonants –nh/-ch. They are written as i, ê, and a. So we have 3 pairs as follows:
inh / ich
ênh / êch
anh / ach
Here are some common examples: anh, thích, bệnh viện, định, sách, etc.
In this lesson, let’s talk about how to pronounce them in the Northern and Southern accents.


Choosing A Vietnamese Book For Beginners (Southern accent)

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In Ho Chi Minh city, most private Vietnamese language schools offer their own syllabus and learning materials. Hoever, if you would like to start studying Vietnamese (with a tutor for instance) and don’t know which book to choose, this entry is for you. I will introduce the book that I use to teach students of beginner level.

GENERAL INFORMATION

VSL1, 4th edition

Book cover

Book title: Giáo trình tiếng Việt cho người nước ngoài – Vietnamese As A Second Language 1 (VSL1 for short). This is the first book in a series of six.

Authors: A group of lecturers from the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – HCMC.

Publisher: Vietnam National University – HCMC Publishing house.

Current price (January 2014): 250,000VND (40,000VND for CD in Southern accent).

Where to buy: The book is not distributed in bookstores. You have to buy it in the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, 10 – 12 Đinh Tiên Hoàng St., District 1, HCMC.

Estimated time to master the book: about 125 hours.

Book design: Color printing. Possibly the best design among Vietnamese books you can find in Vietnam. Continue reading »


Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles: Short movie #2 – Trực nhật với Thư Kỳ

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Listening to authentic materials such as movies, music, talk shows… is very important to improve your listening comprehension in Vietnamese.“Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles” aims to assist Vietnamese learners by providing them authentic Vietnamese materials with Vietnamese subtitles to reduce level of difficulty and increase efficiency in learning.

On the background of sexual awareness, it tells the story of love/friendship between a shy guy and a hot girl at a high school. You can learn a lot of Vietnamese slang and curse words through the movie. ;)

The movie is in Northern accent.

Watch it with Vietnamese subtitles here:

Watch it with English subtitles here:


Vietnamese Listening Comprehension For Beginner Level

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On this section you will find our complete list of high quality listening comprehension recordings and worksheets created specially by for students in beginner level. Each lesson includes questions to test your understanding of particular details, general ideas and vocabulary. These materials are highly effective in reinforcing your Vietnamese communication and understanding skills.

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Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles: Short movie #1 – Xin lỗi … anh chỉ là thằng bán bánh giò!

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Listening to authentic materials such as movies, music, talk shows… is very important to improve your listening comprehension in Vietnamese.
“Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles” aims to assist Vietnamese learners by providing them authentic Vietnamese materials with Vietnamese subtitles to reduce level of difficulty and increase efficiency in learning.
This week, please enjoy this short movie. It is in Southern accent.

Watch it with Vietnamese subtitles here:

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Reading Comprehension Texts For Intermediate Level

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On this section you will find our complete list of high quality reading comprehension worksheets created specially by for students in Intermediate level. Each reading text includes questions to test your understanding of particular details, general ideas and vocabulary. These materials are highly effective in reinforcing your Vietnamese communication and understanding skills.

Here are the complete list of our reading comprehension worksheets (with audio mp3): Continue reading »