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INTRODUCTION
Yura: Hi everyone, I’m Yura.
Le: And I’m Le!
Yura: And welcome to Culture Class Essential Vietnamese Vocab, Lesson 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five famous Vietnamese cities. 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: Hà Nội
Yura: Hanoi
Le: (slow) Hà Nội (regular) Hà Nội
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Hà Nội
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Hà Nội đẹp nhờ có nhiều hồ trong thành phố.
Yura: Hanoi is beautiful with many ponds inside the city.
Le: (slow) Hà Nội đẹp nhờ có nhiều hồ trong thành phố.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Yura: Ho Chi Minh City
Le: (slow) Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (regular) Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Ho Chi Minh City was once known as Saigon and sits on the banks of the Saigon River. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh có hai mùa mỗi năm, đó là mùa khô và mùa mưa.
Yura: Ho Chi Minh City has two seasons in a year, a dry season and a rainy season.
Le: (slow) Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh có hai mùa mỗi năm, đó là mùa khô và mùa mưa.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Hải Phòng
Yura: Hai Phong
Le: (slow) Hải Phòng (regular) Hải Phòng
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Hải Phòng
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Hai Phong is one of the most important port cities in Vietnam.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Thành phố Hải Phòng có sân bay nội địa tên là Cát Bi.
Yura: Hai Phong city has a domestic airport called Cat Bi.
Le: (slow) Thành phố Hải Phòng có sân bay nội địa tên là Cát Bi.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Đà Nẵng
Yura: Da Nang
Le: (slow) Đà Nẵng (regular) Đà Nẵng
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Đà Nẵng
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Da Nang is Central Vietnam’s leading industrial center.
-
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Thành phố Đà Nẵng nằm bên bờ sông Hàn.
Yura: Da Nang city lies along the Han River.
Le: (slow) Thành phố Đà Nẵng nằm bên bờ sông Hàn.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: Biên Hoà
Yura: Bien Hoa
Le: (slow) Biên Hoà (regular) Biên Hoà
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Biên Hoà
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Bien Hoa is an important industrial center in southern Vietnam and also home to several amusement parks and nightclubs. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Có rất nhiều công ty nước ngoài đầu tư vào thành phố Biên Hoà.
Yura: There are a lot of foreign companies invested in Bien Hoa city.
Le: (slow) Có rất nhiều công ty nước ngoài đầu tư vào thành phố Biên Hoà.
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: Hà Nội
[pause]Yura: Ha Noi
Le: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
[pause]Yura: Ho Chi Minh City
Le: Hải Phòng
[pause]Yura: Hai Phong
Le: Đà Nẵng
[pause]Yura: Da Nang
Le: Biên Hoà
[pause]Yura: Bien Hoa

Outro

Yura: There you have it – 5 cities names in Vietnam! We have a more complete list at VietnamesePod101.com Then, See you next time!
Le: Bye in Vietnamese

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If you had the opportunity to visit only one Vietnamese city, which one would it be and why?