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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi VietnamesePod101 listeners!

What is your morning routine like?

Saturday at 09:08 PM
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Another thing this lesson does not explain is why "xong" is added after writing a sentence in past tense. For example: Gia đình đã ăn sáng xong.

If one is to make this a future tense then is something else added other than sẽ?

And xong is only added after some sentences not all.

For this particular sentence, the lesson says there is no present tense, only present continuous. Can you explain why this is?

Also breakfast is translated in the vocabulary as: "bữa ăn sáng" but in the sentence the "bữa" is dropped. Why is that?

Saturday at 08:47 PM
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in this lesson, "đánh" which google translates to fight on is used for the sentence: "Người phụ nữ đang đánh răng"

But for the same lesson's vocabulary section, the word brush is written as " chải" but not used in the sentence.

So what is the real translation of the sentence "the woman brushes her teeth" ???

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Thursday at 09:24 PM
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Hi TN,

Thank you for your comment. You are right about the dialects. Just like every other countries, there are dialects in Vietnam too. However, the closest to the standard pronunciation is the one from Hanoi - the capital. Because the 6 tone marks are clearly pronounced and you can hear the differences between those 6 tone marks from Hanoi accent. Therefore, it is easier to remember how to write the words with correct tone marks if you listen to Hanoi accent. Other areas' accent will be slightly different. And it is a big difference when you move toward the Middle part or South of Vietnam where people just pronounce in 5 tone marks. And there are rules in changing the pronunciation depends on the area.

We also provide the Southern Vietnamese series here. Please have a look: https://www.vietnamesepod101.com/2015/04/07/survival-phrases-s2-1-thank-you-in-southern-vietnamese/

Hope you enjoy those lessons!



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Sunday at 02:07 PM
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Every time I check out a video teaching Vietnamese, it is always the Northern Vietnamese accent/dialect, which is not completely correct pronunciation. It's like there are different accents/dialects of English but there are always the standard way to speak it correctly. Unless you want to talk like Vietnamese Northerners, I find the Vietnamese accent that is closest to the standard pronunciation is the one from Saigon.

Just an opinion from someone who can speak Vietnamese fluently.


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Wednesday at 11:51 AM
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Hi everyone,

Thank you for leaving comments and feedback! We'll keep them in mind.

Please know that you can find the English transaltion in the Lesson Materials.

You can also ask us questions about the lessons, we'll be glad to help.


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Richard Hagedorn
Tuesday at 12:18 AM
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This needs an English translation to go with the Viet spelling/pronunciations

Thursday at 09:58 AM
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Too much too fast, as an absolute beginner I do not understand how I can be expected to learn this way. This should be in the beginner section at a minimum.

Saturday at 03:30 PM
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Hi there,

thanks for this great lesson. After studying the 'Questions'-lessons I finally find some more elaborate grammar notes. I've been looking for this.

There is one favour I want to ask: Could you pls downsize the lesson notes? These are always around 15 MB. Takes some time to download. I don't think this is necessary. With JapanesePod101 the lesson notes are about 500 KB even for 7 or 8 pages filled with Kanji.

Good work, carry on!