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Xin chào, tôi là Giang. Hi everybody! I’m Giang.
Welcome to VietnamesePod101.com’s “3 phút học tiếng Việt”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Vietnamese.
In the last lesson, we learned some words used when apologizing in Vietnamese, including Xin hỏi and Xin lỗi. In this lesson, we are going to learn numbers in Vietnamese.
Yes, numbers! Số đếm l! From one to ten. And you are going to learn them in only three minutes, 3 phút!
Are you ready? Let’s start!
[slowly] một.
[slowly] hai.
[slowly] ba
[slowly] bốn
[slowly] năm.
[slowly] sáu.
[slowly] bảy.
[slowly] tám.
[slowly] chín.
[slowly] mười.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
Một (pause)
Hai (pause)
Ba (pause)
Bốn (pause)
Năm (pause)
Sáu (pause)
Bảy (pause)
Tám (pause)
Chín (pause)
Mười (pause)
Great job!
What’s before một? Do you know? In Vietnamese, “zero” is không. It’s the same word as “No” in Vietnamese.
[slowly] không
Now you don’t have any more excuses! You can give your friends your cell phone number in Vietnamese!
Let’s try together.
We’ll use the phrase Số điện thoại của tôi là.... which means “my phone number is:”
[slowly] Số điện thoại của tôi là...
Số điện thoại của tôi là...
không, chín, không, bốn, sáu, bảy, chín, một, tám, không, năm.
Can you read it by yourself? (pause)
Now it’s time for Giang’s Insights.
Vietnamese people believe that each number has meaning, so they are very careful in choosing their cell phone numbers. Many of them even spend a lot of money to get their desired numbers. Do you know what numbers are the most popular? They are 6 and 8, because Vietnamese people believe that these two numbers represent happiness and wealth.
Do you know the Vietnamese word for one hundred? In the next lesson we are going to learn the numbers from eleven to one hundred in Vietnamese. Your task now is to practice the numbers we studied in this lesson, from một to mười!!
Tạm biệt!