Ch 1 - Greeting & getting acquainted

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ông

an older male (Mr/Sir)

an older female (Mrs/Madam)

a female teacher or unmarried female (Miss/female teacher)

thầy

a male teacher

anh

a young man or a male peer (male acquaintance)

chị

a young woman or a female peer (female acquaintance)

em

a male or female younger than yourself, a student, a young child (younger male or younger female acquaintance) - use as I

thưa, ạ

polite particles (thưa at beginning of response, ạ at end (opt))

chào

to greet, hello, goodbye

còn

as for, and

là gì?

is what?

tên

given name

tôi

I, me

tên tôi

my name (lit. name of mine)

xin lỗi

I beg your pardon, excuse me

họ

family name

họ tên

family name and given name

của

of (indicates possession)

đây là

here is (informal introduction)

kìa là

further

xin

to request, to beg

giới thiệu

to introduce

tôi xin giới thiệu

let me introduce (formal)

rất vui được gặp

very pleased to meet (from English)

với

with, to

anh chị

you (plural - when speaking to a man and a woman)

viết làm sao?

How do you write?

đây là ai?

Who is that? (cf. what is that person's name)

còn kìa là ai?

And who is that?

thưa/dạ

Use at beginning of response (polite)

gốc

origin

người

person

nước

country

tên đem

middle name

gặp

to meet

nào?

which?

nước nào?

which country?

người nước nào?

from which country?

cũng

also

không/không phải

no

vâng/phải

yes

không phải là....

not to be...

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