Bai Mi Chn - Lesson 19
Phan C: Bai tap
Part C - Exercises
C 1 - (C2 in the text book) A politely invites B to do something.
Example:
go this way
A: Xin mi ch i loi nay.
1 - take a seat here
2 - wait for a while
3 - come to his table
4 - try this dish
5 - read this paper
6 - go over to the lounge room

C 2 - (C4 in the text book) A asks B a question, B answers in the negative; then A asks the same question, referring instead to previous time; and B answers in the affirmative, supplying a longer answer if desired.
Example:
A: Hom nay co g ac biet khong?
B: Khong.
A: The hom qua co g ac biet khong?
B: Co.
1- Tuan nay co g mi khong?
2- Toi nay co g la khong?
3- Nam nay co g vui khong?
4- Chieu nay co g ngon khong?
5- Toi th bay co g ac biet khong?
6- Sang chu nhat co g hay khong?

C 3 (C5 in the text book)
A makes a statement about a group of things and B asks which one in the group has the quality stated in brackets.
Example:
A: Toi co hai quyen t ien.              [tot]
B: Hai quyen t ien o, quyen nao tot?
1-  pho co nam quan ca-phe. [ngon]
2- Toi mi mua ba bai hat . [hay]
3-  lp nay co tam sinh vien. [thong minh]
4- Tren ban co bon t bao. [mi]
5- Anh Thuy mi mua hai cuon bang. [ac biet]
6- Ba Thuy mi gi cho toi hai bc tranh. [ep]

C 4 (C6 in the text book) A asks B has (ever) done something yet.  B hasn't yet done it.  A urges B to try it.
Example:
an ph (bao gi)
A: Ch an ph (bao gi) cha?
B: Da cha.
A: Ch nen an th ph xem.
1- nghe cuon bang nay
2- oc bai nay
3- lam viec o
4- an bo xao sa t bao gi
5- nau hu tieu bao gi
6- uong che Thai Nguyen bao gi

C 5 (C7 in the text book) A asks B's advice and B advises to try the one given in brackets.
Example:
hai quyen nay [hay]    ( oc, quyen Saigon)
A: (Theo co) hai quyen nay, quyen nao hay?
B: Anh oc th quyen Saigon xem.
1- may mon ga nay [ngon] (an, ga xao nam)
2- hai cuon bang nay [hay] (nghe, cuon Le Thu)
3- hai bc tranh nay [ep] (mua, bc  chua * Mot Cot)
4- may quan ca-phe o [ngon] (en, quan Khanh Ly)
5- hai khach san nay [tot] (, khach san Phu Loc)
6- may hieu che nay [ngon] (uong, che Thanh Hng)
* chua = temple or pagoda

C 6 ( C8 in the text book) Give Vietnamese equivalents.
1- People say the Que Viet restaurant is the most famous here.
  • They have specialty dishes from the three regions: North, Central and South.
  • Let's go to Que Viet to find out.
2- Please (you couple) sit at this table.
  • What will you have to eat tonight?
  • Please give us one plate of steamed spring rolls and one plate of  chicken fried with lemon grass and chilies.
  • Do you want to drink anything first?
  • No, I don't want anything to drink.
  • Do you have any special dish today?
  • Please figure out the bill.
3- Please come in and sit down and have something to drink.
  • Thank you for inviting us to come and eat.
  • The food is ready, please sit down.  I invite you to eat.

C 7 (C9 in the text book) Bai tap oc
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spkr.gif (282 bytes) Co ban (da theo mot truyen ci dan gian Viet Nam)
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Keo gap Cot ngoai pho. Ca hai eu ang oi bung. Cot noi:
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ta i an cm i .
spkr.gif (282 bytes) An quan nao bay gi ? Keo hoi .
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ta en quan Ba Beo i.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) , phai ay. Nhng ....anh co bao nhieu tien?  Keo hoi.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Cot luc tui mai mi c ba ong, noi:
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Toi co ba ong thoi, con anh co may ong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sau khi a luc tat ca cac tui quan, tui ao, Keo ngap ngng noi :
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Toi chang co ong nao ca.
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Thoi c, - Cot noi - so tien cua toi u goi mot mon an va hai bat cm. Ta c i an, ng lo.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Hai ngi en quan Ba Beo, ngoi vao ban. Keo hoi:
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Hom nay co mon g ac biet khong ba?
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Da, co banh cuon Thanh Tr, hu tieu My Tho... A, hom nay toi co tom ti. Hai cau an th tom nan bot xem.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Vang, - Keo noi - Ba cho chung toi hai da tom lan bot va....
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Ay, ay - Cot voi noi - Hom nay toi....khong oi lam. Co le, ba cho chung toi mot da bon con tom va hai bat cm thoi.
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Ba Beo em en mot da bon con tom va hai bat cm. Keo oi qua, ngoi an mot mach het ba con. Ngng len, thay con mot con tom ma Cot van ngoi im khong gap, Keo ngac nhien:
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ka, sao anh khong an i?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Thoi, con mot con, anh an not i, cho no co ban.
T vng Vocabulary
da theo based on
truyen story, tale
ci to laugh, smile
truyen ci humourous story, andecdote
dan gian folklore
eu each one equally, all
ca hai eu both equally
phai ay that's right
luc to search
tui pocket
Verb+ mai keep on doing + verb
luc ....mai mi c... kept searching...and finally found...
tat ca all
ngap ngng hesitatingly
chang...ca not...at all
thoi c Well, that's all right
c to go ahead, continue
cau (maternal) uncle, term address to young men
ay, ay hey! wait a minute/hold on/hang on
voi hurriedly
con animate being (Classifier for animals)
mot mach at one go, at a stretch
ngng (len) to raise one' head (up)
con be left, remaining
ma but, yet
im be quiet, unmoving
gap to pick up with chop sticks
ngac nhien be surprised
Ka Say!
not to finish
cho so that
cho no co ban for that one to have company

C 8 (C10 in the text book) oc th
Hear the Whole Dialog 

Westminster, ngay.... thang....nam....

Ch Hoang Oanh men,

Ch khoe khong? Muon viet th cho ch nhieu lan roi nhng em qua ban vi viec lam mi cua em. Bay gi em lam cho mot hang du lch va co rat nhieu ngi en hoi mua ve may bay i Viet Nam.

Cach ay hai thang, em co lam quen vi mot cap v chong My muon sang Viet Nam chi.  Ho en hang em hoi tham ve chuyen i cua ho va nhng thu tuc phai lam. Ho rat than thien, nen trc khi ho len ng em co mi ho en an cm nha em. Em nau vai mon Hue cho ho th, nhng em khong e nhieu t nen thc an khong cay lam, hp khau v cua ho. Ho rat thch cm Viet va mong co nhieu dp thng thc cac mon an ac san cua ba mien Bac, Trung, Nam tai Viet Nam.

Em co cho a ch cua ch e khi nao ho en a Nang ho se lien lac vi ch e lam quen.  Ch co the cho ho biet nhng ni nao e i tham quan.

Thoi, em xin ngng ay. Mong nhan th cua ch.  Chuc ch c vui ve va manh khoe.

Men,

Thu Nga

 

T vng Vocabulary
hang agency, company
ve ticket
lam quen to make acquaintance
mot cap a couple
hoi tham to enquire
chuyen i journey, travel
than thien friendly
len ng to set off
hp khau v to suit the taste (Hue food is typically spicy.)
mong to hope, expect
thng thc to enjoy
lien lac to make contact, get in touch
ni place
tham quan to go sightseeing
chuc to wish (somebody)

Partial answers for Part C - Exercises
C 6 ( C8 in the text book)
1- People say the Que Viet restaurant is the most famous here.
  • Ngi ta noi tiem/hieu Que Viet co tieng nhat ay.
  • They have specialty dishes from the three regions, North, Central, and South.
  • Ho co nhng mon ac san ba mien Bac, Trung va Nam.
  • Let's go to the Que Viet to find out.
  • (Chung) mnh/ta i en tiem/hieu Que Viet (e) an cho biet.
2- Please (you couple) sit at this table.
  • Xin mi hai ong ba ngoi ban nay.
  • What will you have to eat tonight?
  • Toi nay ong ba (muon) dung g?
  • Please give us one plate of steamed spring rolls and one plate of chicken fried with lemon grass and chillies.
  • Cho chung toi mot a banh cuon va mot a ga xao xa/sa t.
  • Do you want to drink anything first?
  • Ong ba muon uong g trc khong?
  • No, I don't want anything to drink.
  • Khong, toi khong muon uong g ca.
  • Do you have any special dish today?
  • Hom nay co mon g ac biet khong?
  • Please figure out the bill.
  • Xin anh/ ch tnh tien.
3- Please com in and sit down and have sosmething to drink.
  • Xin mi ong/ba/anh ch/ cac co/...vao ngoi chi xi bc.
  • Thank you for inviting us to come and eat.
  • Cam n ba/ong/ co/.... a mi chung toi en dung cm.
  • The food is ready, please sit down.  I invite you to eat.
  • Thc an san roi, mi hai ong ba/....ngoi.  Mi hai ong ba/...dung/xi cm.

C 7 (C9 in the text book)
Keo meets Cot out in town.  Both of them are hungry.  Cot says:
  • Let's go eat.
  • At what cafe? Keo asks .
  • Let's go to Ba Beo's .
  • O.K., that's good. But, how much money do you have? Keo asks.
Cot searches and searches his pockets and comes up with three piasters, and says:
  • I have only three piasters, and how much do you have?
After searching in all his pants pockets and shirt pockets, Keo hesitatingly says:
  • I don't have any money at all.
  • Never mind, Cot says, my money is enough to order one dish and two bowls of rice.
Let's go eat, don't worry.
The two go to Mrs. Beo's cafe and sit down at a table.  Keo asks:
  • Do you have anything special today?
  • We have Thanh Tri steamed rolls and My Tho noodle soup. Oh, today we have fresh shrimp. Try shrimp fritters and see how good they are.
  • All right, Keo says, bring us two two plates of shrimp fritters and
  • Hey! Hey! Cot says hurriedly, today I'm not very hungry. Pershaps you could bring us one plate of four shrimp fritters and two bowls of rice.
Mrs. Beo brings a plate of four shrimp fritters and two bowl of rice. Keo is vey hungry:
he sits and eats three shrimps at a go. Looking up he sees there's still one shrimp but Cot continues to sit quietly without picking up the shrimp. Keo is surprised:
  • Say, why don't you eat?
  • No, there's just one shrimp you go ahead and eat it so it will have friends (the other three shrimps).

 

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