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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Vietnamese Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Vietnamese.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say "Thank you." in Vietnamese.
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn
Eric: This expression has only one verb meaning "Thank you."
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn [Slow] Cảm ơn
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning "Thank you."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Cảm ơn [Normal] Cảm ơn
Eric: Ok, now let's see how to say "Thank you very much."
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn rất nhiều
Eric: First is an expression meaning "Thank you"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn [Slow] Cảm ơn
Eric: Next is the adverb meaning "very "
Hoang Anh: [Normal] rất [Slow] rất
Eric: Last is the adjective meaning "much"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] nhiều [Slow] nhiều
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Thank you very much."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Cảm ơn rất nhiều [Normal] Cảm ơn rất nhiều
Eric: Next up is the way to say "Thank you for your help."
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn vì đã giúp tôi.
Eric: First is an expression meaning "Thank you"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn [Slow] Cảm ơn
Eric: Next is the preposition meaning "for"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] vì [Slow] vì
Eric: Next is the helping verb denoting the past, as in "have ever/already"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] đã [Slow] đã
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to help"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] giúp [Slow] giúp
Eric: Last is the pronoun meaning "me"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] tôi [Slow] tôi
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Thank you for your help."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Cảm ơn vì đã giúp tôi. [Normal] Cảm ơn vì đã giúp tôi.
Eric: Lastly, here is a way to say "Thanks for everything."
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn vì tất cả.
Eric: First is an expression meaning "Thank you"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] Cảm ơn [Slow] Cảm ơn
Eric: Next is the preposition meaning "for"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] vì [Slow] vì
Eric: Last is the pronoun meaning "everything"
Hoang Anh: [Normal] tất cả [Slow] tất cả
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Thanks for everything."
Hoang Anh: [Slow] Cảm ơn vì tất cả. [Normal] Cảm ơn vì tất cả.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Hoang Anh: It’s common to add a pronoun after cảm ơn because it sounds more personal. For example, cảm ơn em to a younger person, or cảm ơn chị or cảm ơn anh to an older woman or man respectively. No need to bow or show any special gestures. Just smile and sound sincere.

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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