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Hi, everyone! Welcome back. This is Linh from VietnamesePod101 and today, we will be talking about “What are your top 10 language learning goals for the year?” Let’s begin!
1. Tôi sẽ hoàn thành sê-ri các cụm từ thiết yếu trên VietnamesePod101.com bằng cách nghe 2 bài một ngày. “I'll finish Survival Phrases series on VietnamesePod101.com by listening to two lessons a day.”
Okay, so one more time. This one is really long even for Vietnamese so I will try to speak as slow as possible so you guys can understand and repeat after me okay? One more time - Tôi sẽ hoàn thành sê-ri các cụm từ thiết yếu trên VietnamesePod101.com bằng cách nghe 2 bài một ngày.
Okay, so here we have survival phrases series on VietnamesePod101.com. We have a lot of videos like this; for example, top 10 words, top 10 phrases or top 10 verbs or top favorite words chosen by fans. Each topic like this, we have different ways to show you or to represent to you about Vietnamese language by topic of course. So based on that, you guys can learn a lot even though it’s only words or it’s only verbs or it’s phrase, the whole phrase, you guys can apply on the real situation when you travel or when you live in Vietnam so I hope it helps. So don’t forget to follow VietnamesePod101.com and learn more Vietnamese with us.
2. Tôi sẽ đọc xong một cuốn sách tiếng Việt bằng cách đọc 10 trang một ngày. “I'll finish reading one Vietnamese book by reading 10 pages a day.”
One more time slowly - Tôi sẽ đọc xong một cuốn sách tiếng Việt bằng cách đọc 10 trang một ngày. “I'll finish reading one Vietnamese book by reading 10 pages a day.”
Okay, so this is a target for the year and I think that you guys can easily finish one Vietnamese book. So you better try just a day one.
Okay, so one more time - Tôi sẽ đọc xong, this one is “I’ll finish reading”. Tôi sẽ, remember the word sẽ is the word for the future tense so you can just put the verb behind the word sẽ then it’s going to be in the future. Sẽ đọc is “I will finish / I will read”, okay?
Tôi sẽ đọc xong, this one is “finish” right? Một cuốn sách tiếng Việt so một cuốn sách tiếng Việt “one Vietnamese book”. Bằng cách đọc, bằng cách here is “by”, bằng cách đọc “by reading”. 10 trang một ngày “10 pages a day / 10 pages in one day”.
So tôi sẽ đọc xong một cuốn sách tiếng Việt bằng cách đọc 10 trang một ngày, okay?
3. Tôi sẽ đỗ kỳ thi tiếng Việt của tôi. “I'll pass my Vietnamese test.”
To be honest, I’ve never heard or I’ve never known about a Vietnamese test especially for foreigners because I just don’t know it so if you guys have recommendations, just let me know in the comment because maybe I can suggest this for another foreigner to work or to live in Vietnam.
4. Tôi sẽ hoàn toàn hiểu 1 bộ phim Việt bằng cách xem nó hàng ngày. “I'll fully understand one Vietnamese movie by watching it every day.”
You got it? So actually the structure is a bit similar with English so you can just remember that when you talk about a noun in Vietnamese with an adjective, you have to let the noun go first and the adjective go after, okay?
Tôi sẽ hoàn toàn hiểu 1 bộ phim Việt bằng cách xem nó hàng ngày.
5. Tôi sẽ có 1 bài phát biểu giới thiệu trong 3 phút bằng tiếng Việt, cho các bạn Việt Nam của tôi. “I'll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Vietnamese to my Vietnamese friends.”
Okay, one more time - Tôi sẽ có 1 bài phát biểu giới thiệu trong 3 phút bằng tiếng Việt, cho các bạn Việt Nam của tôi. “I'll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Vietnamese to my Vietnamese friends.”
“To my Vietnamese friends” here is cho các bạn Việt Nam của tôi.
So one more time, you remember, the noun goes first, các bạn. The adjective goes after, Việt Nam, các bạn Việt Nam “my Vietnamese friend” okay?
So Tôi sẽ có 1 bài phát biểu giới thiệu trong 3 phút bằng tiếng Việt , cho các bạn Việt Nam của tôi. So just keep practicing every day.
6. Tôi sẽ học thuộc 5 bài hát tiếng Việt. “I'll memorize 5 Vietnamese songs.”
Here, we will have 5 songs right, but actually in Vietnamese, we don’t have the plural or the singular noun. We just have the number or the quantity of the noun then it’s going to be fine. You don’t have to put anything in the noun, the word anymore.
So tôi sẽ học thuộc 5 bài hát tiếng Việt. “I'll memorize 5 Vietnamese songs.”.
7. Tôi sẽ hoàn thành nhớ 350 từ bằng flash card trên Vietnamesepod101.com “I'll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on VietnamesePod101.com.”
Keep accessing VietnamesePod101.com every day to open the flashcard and just remember your word, your vocabulary and keep repeating every day, keep practicing and don’t forget the tone mark. For example hiểu, hiểu, dấu sắc, like that.
8. Tôi sẽ viết 10 bưu thiếp cho các bạn Việt Nam của tôi. “I'll write 10 postcards in Vietnamese to my Vietnamese friends.”
Okay, so this is a good chance for you to practice your writing too right? Not only speaking, but also you have to improve your writing because by writing, you also can remember the tone better. So not only to your Vietnamese friends, but also you can write some Vietnamese letter or something to your friends or your families so you can say that, “See, now I can write Vietnamese.”.
9. Tôi sẽ học cách nói chuyện về các sự kiện trong quá khứ, hiện tại và tương lai. “I'll learn how to talk about the past, present and the future events.”
About this sentence, pretty much, I think it’s easy for you because as I’ve been sharing all the time, in Vietnamese, we don’t have to conjugate the verb in the past, the present or the future. But instead, you use the word đã for the past, đang for the present and sẽ for the future.
10. Tôi thành thạo 150 từ bằng cách ghi nhớ 5 từ mỗi ngày. “I'll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.”
So let’s make it slower - Tôi thành thạo 150 từ bằng cách ghi nhớ 5 từ mỗi ngày.
Okay, so if you want to memorize 5 words a day and you want to master 150 words, that means you have to learn 5 words a day in one month, 30 days only. So in 1 year, you will remember, okay, never mind.
Okay, that’s all for today, your top 10 language learning goals for the year and remember, this is for the whole year, not only one or two months so just don’t give up because I know Vietnamese is really hard for foreigners, especially the tones. So thank you so much again and see you next time!

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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Hi Suhasini,


Thank you for your comment and it's a great idea! I will forward your recommendation to our content team for their consideration. For instance, if you have access to Netflix, please check out some great Vietnamese movies there such as Furie, The Big Boss, Little Teo etc. Hope this helps and let us know if you have any questions.


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Khanh

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Suhasini
Wednesday at 08:44 PM
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Hello,


Maybe it will be good if this site recommends some good vietnamese movies, blogs, artists and music to the subscribers so we can get additionally media for language immersion (especially cause most of us can't travel now because of covid!). It's been very difficult to find viet movies with english subtitles so any help would be appreciated!