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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Welcome back! Can you tell me how will you ask "where is your house" in Vietnamese?

Sunday at 11:21 PM
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Hi Becky,

We're glad to hear that you liked the lesson.

We hope you'll enjoy the rest as well!



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Becky C
Tuesday at 08:53 PM
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I found this lesson very useful. The pronunciation of the words was clearly stated, The difference between the male and female door signs probably spared me from an embarrassing moment. Thanks for the heads up on the toilet paper!!

Monday at 11:46 AM
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Hi Bretto,

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and we totally agree. "Going Dutch" or splitting the bills can be discussed and agreed in advance but paying for a group by an individual is very common as people take turn to pay bills when going out among a group of friends.

Let us know if you have any questions.



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Sunday at 06:47 PM
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Regarding Khiem's question about asking for separate bills. Your reply (Giang?) fits my experience. Splitting a bill is rare. To simplify matters I follow the rule of hospitatilty in Hanoi: Whoever organises or invites people to the meal or drinks pays for ALL for the food and drinks. But don't worry, because once you've paid for a group they will be quick to invite you nexst time so that they can pay.

Any comments from vietnampod101?

Saturday at 01:41 PM
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càm on

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Monday at 12:48 AM
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Chào Mark,

We are very happy to hear that you can communicate in Vietnamese.

Which city/part of Vietnam are you living now? How long have you been there?

Vietnamese people are very interested in foreigners who speak, even only a little, Vietnamese.

They will be willing to help you when you try to speak Vietnamese, so don't hesitate to use as many Vietnamese words as you can in any of your conversation in Vietnam.

I'm sure your Vietnamese will get much better soon.

I can't wait to hear more stories about your stay in Vietnam and how you communicate with people there.

Tạm biệt và hẹn gặp lại.


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Mark Young
Thursday at 01:17 PM
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Cam on Vietnamespod101.com. In just a few days I have learnt so much and many Vietnamese I am speaking to with Vietnamese words and simple phrases now cannot believe I have only been learning for a few days.

I have been stopping at a local street vendor for about 5 weeks now. She never looked very happy. Yesterday I asked for my purchase in Vietnamese and a big smile lit her face and she commented to the woman beside her that I could speak Vietnamese!

Tam biet.

Hen gap lai!


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Tuesday at 09:25 PM
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Hello Khiem ,

Yes these phrases would be really helpful whenever you are eating out:smile:

Wish you good luck with Vietnamese learning!

If you have any questions, we are here to help you.



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Sunday at 04:56 PM
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Cảm ơn! That will be very useful...

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Sunday at 02:10 PM
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Hi Khiêm,

Your concern is right. As Vietnamese people often have the culture of paying the bill together, the restaurants also have the practice of making one single bill for the whole group of customers. You may see quite often in Vietnam that one customer pays for the whole group. In the cases that you prefer to separate the bills for reimbursement, you can ask them: "Xin cho các hoá đơn riêng lẻ" that means "Please give us separate bills", or "Chúng tôi muốn trả riêng từng người" that means "We would want to pay for each of us separately". In addition, if you want to pay by credit card, you may say "Tôi muốn trả bằng thẻ tín dụng" (I want to pay by credit card), or you can show the credit card to them and say "Tôi muốn trả bằng credit card". The English word "credit card" is used quite commonly in Vietnam so the waiters may understand it.

Don't hesitate to ask us anytime that you have questions. These may help other customers also, and help us to improve the contents to be more useful to Vietnamese learners.


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