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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Vietnamese Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to Say Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say prices in Vietnamese.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say "One thousand Dong." in Vietnamese.
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Một ngàn đồng.
Eric: First is the number "one"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] một [Slow] một
Eric: Next is the number "thousand"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] ngàn [Slow] ngàn
Eric: Last is the word for "Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] đồng [Slow] đồng
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "One thousand Dong."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Một ngàn đồng. [Normal] Một ngàn đồng.
Eric: Ok, now let's look at the way to say "Ten thousand dong."
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Mười ngàn đồng.
Eric: First is the number "ten"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] mười [Slow] mười
Eric: Next is the number "thousand"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] ngàn [Slow] ngàn
Eric: Last is the word for "Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] đồng [Slow] đồng
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Ten thousand dong."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Mười ngàn đồng. [Normal] Mười ngàn đồng.
Eric: Next up is the way to say "Fifty thousand five hundred Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Năm mươi ngàn năm trăm đồng.
Eric: First is the number "fifty"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] năm mươi [Slow] năm mươi
Eric: Next is the number "thousand"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] ngàn [Slow] ngàn
Eric: Next is the number "five"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] năm [Slow] năm
Eric: Next is the number "hundred"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] trăm [Slow] trăm
Eric: Last is the word for "Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] đồng [Slow] đồng
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Fifty thousand five hundred Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Năm mươi ngàn năm trăm đồng. [Normal] Năm mươi ngàn năm trăm đồng.
Eric: Finally, a way to say "Twenty-six thousand Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Hai mươi sáu ngàn đồng.
Eric: First is a word meaning "twenty-six"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] hai mươi sáu [Slow] hai mươi sáu
Eric: Next is the word meaning "thousand"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] ngàn [Slow] ngàn
Eric: Last is the word meaning "Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] đồng [Slow] đồng
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Twenty-six thousand Vietnam dong"
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Hai mươi sáu ngàn đồng. [Normal] Hai mươi sáu ngàn đồng.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Hoang Anh: Currently, the smallest currency in Vietnam is five hundred dong. So...to go shopping for daily stuff, the most common unit of Vietnamese currency is ngàn đồng or “thousand dong.” In northern Vietnam, you can also hear people say nghìn đồng which is the same as ngàn đồng meaning “thousand dong.” In many cases, people also remove đồng and only say the number.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Hoang Anh: Tạm biệt.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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How well do you know your numbers in Vietnamese? Practice writing quantities in the comments.

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Monday at 07:02 PM
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Xin chào David D,


Thanks for your comment! Good point- yes you are right, 200 dong and 500 dong are still in use but since their values are not that great, we don't see them too often, but they still exist 😄. Let us know if you have any questions.


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David D
Monday at 04:44 PM
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500? There are 200s, too, not that you ever really want or need them. 😅