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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five popular Vietnamese Foods. 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: bánh xèo
Yura: Vietnamese coconut pancake
Le: (slow) bánh xèo (regular) bánh xèo
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: bánh xèo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Vietnamese coconut pancakes are savory pancakes made with pork, seafood and vegetables.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Nước cốt dừa làm cho bánh xèo thơm ngon.
Yura: Coconut milk makes coconut pancakes taste great.
Le: (slow) Nước cốt dừa làm cho bánh xèo thơm ngon.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: phở
Yura: Vietnamese noodle soup
Le: (slow) phở (regular) phở
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: phở
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup made with rice noodles.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Phở là món ăn nổi tiếng nhất của ẩm thực Việt Nam.
Yura: Pho is the most well-known dish in Vietnamese cuisine.
Le: (slow) Phở là món ăn nổi tiếng nhất của ẩm thực Việt Nam.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: bánh mì
Yura: bread
Le: (slow) bánh mì (regular) bánh mì
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: bánh mì
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Banh mi is a type of bread that is shaped like a torpedo.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Bánh mì Việt Nam được làm từ bột gạo pha với bột mì.
Yura: Vietnamese bread is made from rice flour and wheat flour.
Le: (slow) Bánh mì Việt Nam được làm từ bột gạo pha với bột mì.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: nem cuốn
Yura: summer roll
Le: (slow) nem cuốn (regular) nem cuốn
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: nem cuốn
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: A summer roll is pork, shrimp and herbs wrapped in rice paper and served at room temperature.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Nem cuốn được gói bằng bánh tráng.
Yura: Summer rolls are wrapped with rice paper.
Le: (slow) Nem cuốn được gói bằng bánh tráng.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: nem chua
Yura: fermented pork roll
Le: (slow) nem chua (regular) nem chua
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: nem chua
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: A fermented pork roll is wrapped in guava leaves.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Nem chua Thanh Hoá rất nổi tiếng.
Yura: Fermented pork rolls made in Thanh Hoa province are very well-known.
Le: (slow) Nem chua Thanh Hoá rất nổi tiếng.
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: bánh xèo
[pause]Yura: Vietnamese coconut pancake
Le: phở
[pause]Yura: Vietnamese noodle soup
Le: bánh mì
[pause]Yura: bread
Le: nem cuốn
[pause]Yura: summer roll
Le: nem chua
[pause]Yura: fermented pork roll

Outro

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

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