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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Friday at 03:51 PM
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Hi David,


Thank you for your comment. Both are actually equivalent in meaning, it's just that 'một chút' is more commonly used in the Southern Vietnam than the Northern parts. :) Please let us know if you have any further questions.


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Khanh

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David
Thursday at 02:47 PM
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When I took lessons in Hanoi, my teacher told me I should say một ít and not một chút. She said that một chút is more for a little quantity of time or of something.

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Monday at 11:37 AM
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Hi Nicholas van der Net,


Thank you for your question and thanks to our friend Bretto's reply, it's correct. I am just adding the intonations to make it clear: "Tôi không biết nói tiếng Việt.".


Let us know if you have any further questions.


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Khanh

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Bretto
Friday at 05:42 PM
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Nicholas: Your question "How to say 'I don't speak Vietnamese?'" is SO important. This is probably the phrase that I use the most, after Xin Chao and cam on. The best option is probably "Toi khong biet noi tieng Viet" meaning literally "I don't know speaking Vietnamese". It raises a laugh in many situations, especially if well spoken. All of these words are in the earlier lessons except "biet" which is similar to the English pronounciation of Bee and Et. Think "a bee et a flower" (despite it being horribly incorrect English). Cheers

Nicholas van der Net
Saturday at 02:24 PM
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How about "No, I don't speak Vietnamese"?

VietnamesePod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 03:55 PM
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Hello Alyson,


Thank you for your question.

At VietnamesePod101.com you can find lessons both in Southern and Northern dialects.

Take for example Absolute Beginner Survival phrases season 1 (Northern):

https://www.vietnamesepod101.com/index.php?cat=3


and Absolute Beginner Survival phrases season 2 (Southern):

https://www.vietnamesepod101.com/index.php?cat=30


Let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Lena

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Alyson
Monday at 04:20 AM
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In general, are we here learning Vietnamese as spoken in the south or in the north? I have also listened so some Pimsleur VN language tapes--and much of the vocabulary is different....THANK YOU!