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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five famous Geographical features in Vietnam. 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: Cao nguyên Đồng Văn
Yura: Dong Van highland
Le: (slow) Cao nguyên Đồng Văn (regular) Cao nguyên Đồng Văn
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Cao nguyên Đồng Văn
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Dong Van highland is a geological park in Southeast Asia where members of nearly 18 ethnic groups reside. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Khoảng 80 phần trăm cao nguyên Đồng Văn được bao phủ bởi đá vôi.
Yura: About 80 percent of Dong Van highland is covered with limestone.
Le: (slow) Khoảng 80 phần trăm cao nguyên Đồng Văn được bao phủ bởi đá vôi.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Đồng bằng sông Hồng
Yura: Red River Delta
Le: (slow) Đồng bằng sông Hồng (regular) Đồng bằng sông Hồng
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Đồng bằng sông Hồng
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: A network of dikes protects the Red River Delta from flooding.. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Thủ đô Hà Nội nằm ở vùng Đồng bằng Sông Hồng.
Yura: The capital Hanoi is in the Red River Delta.
Le: (slow) Thủ đô Hà Nội nằm ở vùng Đồng bằng Sông Hồng.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long
Yura: Mekong River Delta
Le: (slow) Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long (regular) Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: More than 10,000 new species of animals have been discovered in recent years in the Mekong River Delta. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long rất giàu nông sản.
Yura: The Mekong River Delta is rich in agricultural products.
Le: (slow) Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long rất giàu nông sản.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Quần đảo Trường Sa
Yura: Spratly Islands
Le: (slow) Quần đảo Trường Sa (regular) Quần đảo Trường Sa
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Quần đảo Trường Sa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The Spratly Islands are often subject to violent monsoons.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Quần đảo Trường Sa có nhiều dải san hô.
Yura: The Spratly Islands have a lot of coral reefs.
Le: (slow) Quần đảo Trường Sa có nhiều dải san hô.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: Vịnh Hạ Long
Yura: Ha Long Bay
Le: (slow) Vịnh Hạ Long (regular) Vịnh Hạ Long
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Vịnh Hạ Long
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Ha Long Bay is located in northeastern Vietnam and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Vịnh Hạ Long đẹp nhờ hàng ngàn núi đá vôi nhô trên mặt biển.
Yura: Thousands of limestone outcrops on the sea are the reason for the beauty of Ha Long Bay.
Le: (slow) Vịnh Hạ Long đẹp nhờ hàng ngàn núi đá vôi nhô trên mặt biển.
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: Cao nguyên Đồng Văn
[pause]Yura: Dong Van highland
Le: Đồng bằng sông Hồng
[pause]Yura: Red River Delta
Le: Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long
[pause]Yura: Mekong River Delta
Le: Quần đảo Trường Sa
[pause]Yura: The Spratly Islands
Le: Vịnh Hạ Long
[pause]Yura: Ha Long Bay

Outro

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

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