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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 22! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and Around town. These are five frequently used modes of transportation 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: xe ôm
Yura: Motor-taxi
Le: (slow) xe ôm (regular) xe ôm
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: xe ôm
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: In Vietnam, a motor-taxi is a form of public transportation in which a driver provides transportation for one person on his motorcycle.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Những người lái xe ôm thường đợi khách ở các ngã tư.
Yura: Motor-taxi drivers often wait for customers at intersections.
Le: (slow) Những người lái xe ôm thường đợi khách ở các ngã tư.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: xe buýt nội thành
Yura: City Bus
Le: (slow) xe buýt nội thành (regular) xe buýt nội thành
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: xe buýt nội thành
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The city bus is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get around Vietnam’s large cities.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Sinh viên có vé tháng cho xe buýt nội thành.
Yura: Students have a monthly ticket for city bus services.
Le: (slow) Sinh viên có vé tháng cho xe buýt nội thành.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: xe máy
Yura: motorbike
Le: (slow) xe máy (regular) xe máy
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: xe máy
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The motorbike is one of the most common forms of transportation in Vietnam.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Đường phố Việt Nam đầy xe máy.
Yura: The streets in Vietnam are full of motorbikes.
Le: (slow) Đường phố Việt Nam đầy xe máy.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: tắc xi
Yura: taxi
Le: (slow) tắc xi (regular) tắc xi
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: tắc xi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: It is important to only take a licensed taxi with a licensed meter in Vietnam.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Mai Linh là một công ty taxi uy tín ở Việt Nam.
Yura: Mai Linh is an honorable taxi company in Vietnam.
Le: (slow) Mai Linh là một công ty taxi uy tín ở Việt Nam.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: Tàu Bắc Nam
Yura: North-South Railway
Le: (slow) Tàu Bắc Nam (regular) Tàu Bắc Nam
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Tàu Bắc Nam
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: The North-South Railway is a slower way to travel between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that’s perfect for sightseeing along the way.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Đi tàu Bắc Nam từ Hà Nội vào Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh rất rẻ.
Yura: It's cheap to go from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city using the North-South Railway.
Le: (slow) Đi tàu Bắc Nam từ Hà Nội vào Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh rất rẻ.
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: xe ôm
[pause]Yura: Motor-taxi
Le: xe buýt nội thành
[pause]Yura: City Bus
Le: xe máy
[pause]Yura: motorbike
Le: tắc xi
[pause]Yura: taxi
Le: Tàu Bắc Nam
[pause]Yura: North-South Railway

Outro

Yura: There you have it – 5 frequently used modes of transportation in Vietnam! We have a more complete list at VietnamesePod101.com. See you next time!
Le: Bye.

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If you were in Vietnam, which one of the most popular transportation means would you prefer to use and why?