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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hello, Listeners! How can you say 'Thank you' and 'You're welcome' in Vietnamese? Let's practice here!

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Tuesday at 11:29 AM
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Hi Holger,


Those pronouns are correct. Only instead of "di", it's "dì" :)

And “anh” for males around the same age or slightly older than you. If he's much older, you can call him "chú", or "bác" if he's much older. You can also use "ông" if he's a senior (more than 70 years old). Hope this helps!


Have a good day!


Khanh,

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Holger
Monday at 09:24 AM
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Cám ơn / Cảm ơn bạn. / Cám ơn em. / Cảm ơn anh. / Cảm ơn di. (I already learned with these pronouns, being in Vietnam)

Không có gì đâu.


Are the pronouns correct?


"em" for people 10 years younger female or male.

"anh" for people around the same age.

"di" female like slightly older? At least it's the equivalent of aunt, if I am correct.

"bạn" like saying friend, when not so close.


Cám ơn and this you can use in any situation.


I hope this is correct?

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Tuesday at 05:39 PM
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Hello Aidriano,


Thank you for your comment and pointing out the issue!

We will fix the audio as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience!


Sincerely,

Lena

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Tuesday at 10:01 PM
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Hi Aidriano,


Please let me explain more detailed about "gì" in Southern version. As the Lesson Note has mentioned: "Dialects differ slightly in tone, pronunciation, and sometimes vocabulary".

- In terms of pronunciation, "You are welcome" - "Không có gì" in the Southern accent is pronounced as /không có yì/.

- However, in terms of vocabulary, in the South, people use the word "chi" instead of "gì". And the word "gì" is mostly used in the North. So, in the South, to say "You are welcome", people usually say: "Không có chi".


Chúc bạn một ngày vui!

Best,

Huyền.

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aidriano
Friday at 07:23 PM
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This has got to be the most confused lesson yet.


In the Survival Series 1, the pronunciation of “gì” in “không có gì” is given as “zee”. This, we were told, is the Northern version.


Here, in what is supposedly the Southern version of the Survival Series, we have “yee” used throughout the audio, only to then be told towards the end of the audio that “yee” is a Northern version – in direct contradiction with what we learned in Survival Series 1 - and “gee” is the Southern/Central version.


To further confuse matters, we are informed in the lesson notes that the Southern version is in fact “chi”.


Could someone please clarify what on earth is going on?