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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five popular food souvenirs. 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 gai
Yura: gai cake, cake made from gai leaves
Le: (slow) bánh gai (regular) bánh gai
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: bánh gai
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Gai cake is often served during New Year festivals as an offering to ancestors.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Bánh gai Nam Định ngon nổi tiếng.
Yura: Gai cake made in Nam Dinh province is famous.
Le: (slow) Bánh gai Nam Định ngon nổi tiếng.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: rượu nếp
Yura: glutinous rice wine
Le: (slow) rượu nếp (regular) rượu nếp
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: rượu nếp
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Glutinous rice wine is a common alcoholic beverage served mainly in northern Vietnam, although it is also available in some markets in Ho Chi Minh City.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Lúa Mới là hãng rượu nếp nổi tiếng.
Yura: Lua Moi is a well-known glutinous rice wine brand.
Le: (slow) Lúa Mới là hãng rượu nếp nổi tiếng.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: giò lụa
Yura: pork roll
Le: (slow) giò lụa (regular) giò lụa
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: giò lụa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Vietnamese people who immigrated to the U.S. sometimes use tin foil as a replacement for the banana leaves that are usually used to wrap the pork roll in, because banana leaves are difficult to find.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Giò lụa thường được chấm với nước mắm.
Yura: Pork roll is often served with fish sauce.
Le: (slow) Giò lụa thường được chấm với nước mắm.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: rượu cần
Yura: tube wine
Le: (slow) rượu cần (regular) rượu cần
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: rượu cần
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Usually several people drink tube wine from the same jug, using separate bamboo tubes as straws.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Rượu cần là đặc sản của tỉnh Hoà Bình.
Yura: Tube wine is Hoa Binh province's specialty.
Le: (slow) Rượu cần là đặc sản của tỉnh Hoà Bình.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: kẹo dừa
Yura: coconut candy
Le: (slow) kẹo dừa (regular) kẹo dừa
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: kẹo dừa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: There are more than 100 coconut candy manufacturers located in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Kẹo dừa Bến Tre rất ngon.
Yura: Coconut candy made in Ben Tre province is delicious.
Le: (slow) Kẹo dừa Bến Tre rất ngon.
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 gai
[pause]Yura: gai cake, cake made from gai leaves
Le: rượu nếp
[pause]Yura: glutinous rice wine
Le: giò lụa
[pause]Yura: pork roll
Le: rượu cần
[pause]Yura: tube wine
Le: kẹo dừa
[pause]Yura: coconut candy

Outro

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

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Which of this lesson's souvenirs will you bring back to your country?