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INTRODUCTION
Yura: Hi everyone, I’m Yura.
Le: And I’m Le!
Yura: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Vietnamese Vocabulary, Lesson 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five Vietnamese plants. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at VietnamesePod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Yura: Le, what’s our first word?
Le: cây lúa
Yura: Rice
Le: (slow) cây lúa (regular) cây lúa
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: cây lúa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Rice production is an important part of the economy in Vietnam.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Vùng Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long trồng nhiều lúa nhất cả nước.
Yura: Mekong Delta is the biggest rice growing area in the country.
Le: (slow) Vùng Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long trồng nhiều lúa nhất cả nước.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: cây bông
Yura: Cotton
Le: (slow) cây bông (regular) cây bông
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: cây bông
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Although cotton is grown throughout Vietnam, the northwestern part of the country is the leading producer of the crop.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Việt Nam sử dụng bông cho ngành công nghiệp dệt.
Yura: Vietnam uses cotton in its textile industry.
Le: (slow) Việt Nam sử dụng bông cho ngành công nghiệp dệt.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: cây lạc
Yura: Peanut
Le: (slow) cây lạc (regular) cây lạc
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: cây lạc
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: A popular dish in Vietnam is peanuts simmered with sweet glutinous rice.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Ở Việt Nam người ta luộc củ lạc tươi để ăn.
Yura: In Vietnam, people boil fresh peanuts to eat.
Le: (slow) Ở Việt Nam người ta luộc củ lạc tươi để ăn.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: cây cao su
Yura: Rubber Tree
Le: (slow) cây cao su (regular) cây cao su
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: cây cao su
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The Vietnamese government planted more rubber trees to revitalize the industry in recent decades.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Cây cao su thường được trồng ở cao nguyên.
Yura: Rubber trees are mostly grown in highland areas.
Le: (slow) Cây cao su thường được trồng ở cao nguyên.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: cây tre
Yura: Bamboo
Le: (slow) cây tre (regular) cây tre
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: cây tre
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The bamboo tree is a major component of more than one Vietnamese myth.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Các tỉnh miền Bắc Việt Nam thường được bao bọc bởi cây tre.
Yura: The Northern villages of Vietnam are often surrounded by bamboo trees.
Le: (slow) Các tỉnh miền Bắc Việt Nam thường được bao bọc bởi cây tre.
QUIZ
Yura: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Le will give you the Vietnamese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Le: cây lúa
[pause]Yura: Rice
Le: cây bông
[pause]Yura: Cotton
Le: cây lạc
[pause]Yura: Peanut
Le: cây cao su
[pause]Yura: Rubber Tree
Le: cây tre
[pause]Yura: Bamboo

Outro

Yura: There you have it – 5 plants in Vietnam! We have a more complete list at VietnamesePod101.com Thanks everyone, See you next time!
Le: Bye.

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Rice can used to produce many different by-products. Do you know any?