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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Xin chào! Did you know that bargaining is very common on Vietnamese street shops? Don't forget to try your negotiation skills there!

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Wednesday at 12:12 PM
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Hi David,


Thanks for your comment. Both "giảm giá" and "hạ giá" mean "discount" or "on sales" in English. Please let us know if you have any questions. Happy studying!


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Khanh

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David
Friday at 10:07 PM
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I've heard giảm giá but not hạ giá

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Monday at 01:02 PM
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Hi Vic,


Thank you for your question. "Đắt quá" and "mắc quá" both means "How expensive!", "Đắt quá" is more commonly used in the northern Vietnam and "mắc quá" is more commonly used in the southern Vietnam. Please let us know if we can help you with any further questions.


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Khanh.

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Vic
Sunday at 11:23 AM
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What is the difference between Dat Qua and Mac Qua?

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Monday at 01:32 PM
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Hello Daniel Hong,


Thank you for letting us know your opinion )


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Daniel Hong
Monday at 02:21 AM
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This is one of the skills that I would rather learn through observing or doing.


Thank you,

Daniel Hong

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Wednesday at 03:39 PM
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Chào Nick,

Thank you for your questions.


I recommend you visit popular traveling forums in lonely planet or tripadvisor so you can learn from the real experience of foreign tourists who have been to and gone shopping in Vietnam. For things with big values, you can check their prices and reliable shops where they are sold first to make sure you have an idea of how much the fair price is. For small souvenirs, I don't think you have to worry much and can buy them at any places that you can find them.


Even native Vietnamese are not good at haggling and the tendency to raise the prices 3 or 4 times higher than the actual value has also become less prevalent. As long as you know where you'll go for buying things, you'll be fine.


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Giang

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Nick
Thursday at 08:30 AM
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Xin chào!


I tend to agree with the author of the lesson notes for lesson 17. Being an American citizen, if I'm able to afford travel to Vietnam, chances are I have much more than your average street vendor. I don't think I would haggle with them unless their initial price was beyond reason.


The lesson notes for this lesson mention doing research before haggling. Are their resources (web sites, etc.) that I can review prior to visiting to get a good idea of what a fair price is for things I might want to buy while I'm there?


Cảm ơn nhiều lắm!


Nick