Learn Vietnamese With Annie – Lesson 34: Vietnamese Grammar: SAU vs SAU KHI

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“Sau” and “sau khi” both mean “after”, but they are different in use. Misusing “sau” and “sau khi” is one of the most common grammar mistakes not only for beginners but students of intermediate level as well.
Let’s learn how to distinguish “sau” and “sau khi” through a writing from my advanced student. :)

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Authentic Vietnamese with subtitles: TV Report #1: Quán cơm 2000 đồng

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“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 TV report is about a restaurant that offers a lunch set for only 2,000VND. Some difficult parts of the report are cut and Vietnamese subtitles are added to help you better understand.
*I do not own this TV report.
*The report is in NORTHERN accent.


Typing Vietnamese – Gõ tiếng Việt

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I have seen some of my students using some Vietnamese keyboard which takes them ages to type a short sentence or text. Some students just find it too difficult to type Vietnamese with accents, so they go accent-less now. :))
I did a small survey on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LearnVietnameseWithAnnie to ask Vietnamese learners to share their Vietnamese typing experience. So here are their sharing. I hope you find it helpful too.

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My Vietnamese class with three American students

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Lớp tiếng Việt của tôi với ba sinh viên người Mỹ đến từ Viện Các vấn đề Đông Nam Á – Đại học Chiang Mai, Thái Lan kết thúc vào tuần trước. Tôi tự hỏi tôi có phải là một giáo viên khó tính không, vì sinh viên của tôi luôn gọi tôi là “killer”. Dù sao, đây là một trong những trải nghiệm tuyệt vời nhất của tôi như là một giáo viên tiếng Việt. :)
My Vietnamese class with three American students from Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs – Chiang Mai University, Thailand was done last week. I was wondering if I am a strict teacher, because my students kept calling me “killer”. Anyway, this is one of my most wonderful experiences as a Vietnamese teacher. :)

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Annie và ba sinh viên người Mỹ đi ăn món ăn Huế ở quán “Món Huế” đường Lê Thánh Tôn. Trời đất ơi, quán này đắt lắm! :)

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Student’s writing #24: Lớp tiếng Việt của tôi

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After four weeks of learning (28 hours), my students had a quiz. There was a writing section in the quiz, in which they had to write a 100 word paragraph. So here is one of their writings. Do you understand what she wrote? 
There are two sentences with red brackets – “Tôi thích nói tiếng nhiều” and “Đây là Minh, Kiên và tôi ở lớp tiếng Việt của chúng tôi.” Can you tell what’s wrong with them and how to correct them? 

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Learn Vietnamese With Annie – Lesson 33: Vietnamese Grammar: Three things THAT I would do

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This week, let’s learn a useful grammar point through a student writing. I asked my student Chad to write 100 words on the topic “If you could live in Vietnam one more year, what are the three things that you would do?”. You can learn how to make more complex sentences using the grammar point presented in this lesson.

 

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Annie’s diaries #4: Vietnamese people don’t speak Vietnamese?

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In this video, I will use common daily words and expressions to talk about a problem that you might come across when learning Vietnamese. 15 words that might be new for beginner and intermediate students are provided with meanings to help you better understand.
Please watch the lesson without subtitles first to see how much you can understand. After that you can check your understanding with the given Vietnamese and English subtitles.

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