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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are five examples of pop and traditional culture 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: Karaoke
Yura: Karaoke
Le: (slow) Karaoke (regular) Karaoke
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Karaoke
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Karaoke is a very popular pastime in Vietnam.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Hát Karaoke ở Việt Nam tính theo giờ chứ không tính theo số người.
Yura: Karaoke in Vietnam is charged by the hour, not by person.
Le: (slow) Hát Karaoke ở Việt Nam tính theo giờ chứ không tính theo số người.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Thư pháp
Yura: Calligraphy
Le: (slow) Thư pháp (regular) Thư pháp
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Thư pháp
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Traditionally, the Vietnamese went to the village calligraphy expert around the Lunar New Year to commission a wall hanging of poetry, folk sayings, or words that were important to them.
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Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Học thư pháp phải rất kiên nhẫn.
Yura: To learn calligraphy, one must be patient.
Le: (slow) Học thư pháp phải rất kiên nhẫn.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Múa rối nước
Yura: Water Puppetry
Le: (slow) Múa rối nước (regular) Múa rối nước
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Múa rối nước
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Water puppetry in Vietnam dates all the way back to the 10th century.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Trong nghệ thuật múa rối nước, các nghệ nhân điều khiển những con rối nhảy múa trên mặt nước.
Yura: In water puppetry, the artists make the puppets dance on the water.
Le: (slow) Trong nghệ thuật múa rối nước, các nghệ nhân điều khiển những con rối nhảy múa trên mặt nước.
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Le: Hát xẩm
Yura: Xam singing
Le: (slow) Hát xẩm (regular) Hát xẩm
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Hát xẩm
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: Xam singing is now considered to be an endangered art form in Vietnam.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Hát xẩm thường do những người nghệ sĩ mù biểu diễn.
Yura: Xam singing is often performed by blind artists.
Le: (slow) Hát xẩm thường do những người nghệ sĩ mù biểu diễn.
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Le: Hát quan họ
Yura: Quan ho singing
Le: (slow) Hát quan họ (regular) Hát quan họ
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Le: Hát quan họ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura: In 2009, UNESCO recognized quan ho singing as Vietnam’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Le: (normal) Quan họ có nguồn gốc từ tỉnh Bắc Ninh.
Yura: Quan ho singing originated in Bac Ninh province.
Le: (slow) Quan họ có nguồn gốc từ tỉnh Bắc Ninh.
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: Karaoke
[pause]Yura: Karaoke
Le: Thư pháp
[pause]Yura: Calligraphy
Le: Múa rối nước
[pause]Yura: Water Puppetry
Le: Hát xẩm
[pause]Yura: Xam singing
Le: Hát quan họ
[pause]Yura: Quan ho singing

Outro

Yura: There you have it – 5 examples of pop and traditional culture in Vietnam! We have a more complete list at VietnamesePod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Le: Bye.

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Have you ever done Karaoke before? Did you enjoy it?