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INTRODUCTION
John: Words And Phrases Often Used in Daily Conversation, Part 2
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to VietnamesePod101.com. I'm John.
Nguyet: And I'm Nguyet!
John: This is Must-Know Vietnamese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 11. In this lesson, you'll learn words and phrases often used in daily conversation — part 2.
John: These are slang expressions used mostly by young people or teenagers. They are very common greetings in Vietnam. Try them the next time you are texting someone!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Nguyet: 2!
Nguyet: tuyệt vời ông mặt trời
Nguyet: hồn nhiên như cô tiên
Nguyet: sến
John: Nguyet, what's our first expression?
Nguyet: 2!
John: literally meaning "two." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "Hi!"
Nguyet: [SLOW] 2! [NORMAL] 2!
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: 2!
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say "hi" when texting. Because in Vietnamese, 2 is
Nguyet: hai,
John: which sounds the same as "hi" in English.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] 2! Bạn có khoẻ không? [SLOW] 2! Bạn có khoẻ không?
John: "Hi! How are you?"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] 2! Bạn có khoẻ không?
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Nguyet: tuyệt vời ông mặt trời
John: literally meaning "It's as great as the sun." This slang is a pun as
Nguyet: tuyệt vời
John: rhymes with
Nguyet: mặt trời.
John: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "so awesome, so great."
Nguyet: [SLOW] tuyệt vời ông mặt trời [NORMAL] tuyệt vời ông mặt trời
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: tuyệt vời ông mặt trời
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you talk about something so great, so amazing.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Có đươc công việc này quả là tuyệt vời ông mặt trời! [SLOW] Có đươc công việc này quả là tuyệt vời ông mặt trời!
John: "Nailing this job is such an amazing thing!"
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Có đươc công việc này quả là tuyệt vời ông mặt trời!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Nguyet: hồn nhiên như cô tiên
John: literally meaning "as innocent as a fairy." This is a pun as
Nguyet: hồn nhiên
John: rhymes with
Nguyet: cô tiên.
John: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be innocent."
Nguyet: [SLOW] hồn nhiên như cô tiên [NORMAL] hồn nhiên như cô tiên
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: hồn nhiên như cô tiên
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you refer to someone's innocence or naivety.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Cô ấy có tính cách hồn nhiên như cô tiên. [SLOW] Cô ấy có tính cách hồn nhiên như cô tiên.
John: "It's her personality, how naive she is."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Cô ấy có tính cách hồn nhiên như cô tiên.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Nguyet: sến
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "cheesy."
Nguyet: [SLOW] sến [NORMAL] sến
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Nguyet: sến
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say somebody is cheesy.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Anh ấy quá sến. [SLOW] Anh ấy quá sến.
John: "He is too cheesy."
Nguyet: [NORMAL] Anh ấy quá sến.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You got the ticket to your favorite show!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: tuyệt vời ông mặt trời
John: "so awesome, so great"
John: When you use a number to greet your friend in a text message, you type:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: 2!
John: "Hi!"
John: His new song is about romance again, how...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: sến
John: "cheesy"
John: She just can’t think that someone would do her wrong, she is so...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Nguyet: hồn nhiên như cô tiên
John: "to be innocent"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Vietnamese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at VietnamesePod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Nguyet: Tạm biệt.

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