Phan C: Bai tap
Part C - Exercises
C 1- B gives a full affirmative answer to A's question, and then practices with negative answers.

Example:
A:    Anh co oi khong?
B1:  (Da) co, toi oi lam.
B2:  (Da) khong, toi khong oi.
1- Ch co met khong?
2- Co co om khong?
3- Thay ay co giau khong?
4- Anh co khat khong?
5- Ong ay co gia khong?
6- Cac ba co lanh khong?

C 2 - A tells B about somebody doing something , then B aks if A has done that something.
A gives affirmative answer:

Example:
A:  Ch Ngoc xem phim Indochine.
B:  Con anh, anh co xem phim Indochine khong?
A:  Da co, toi xem phim Indochine roi.
1- Ch Nhan oc bai nay.
2- Anh Hieu uong bia.
3- Anh Thi hieu anh ay.
4- Co ay biet anh Quan.
5- Ch Lan i tham ba ay.
6- Cac ba ay gap ch Mai.

C 3 - B gives a negative response to A's question.
Example:
A:  Ch co biet tieng Anh khong?
B:  Da khong, toi khong biet tieng Anh.
1- Anh co hoc lch s Thai khong?
2- Co co oc bai nay khong?
3- Ba co gap anh Khanh khong?
4- Ch ay co en Khong?
5- Ong co i Nha Trang khong?
6- Co ay co noi tieng In-o-ne-xia khong?

C 4 - Following the cues, A urges B to do something and B expands with a time.
Example:
i chi, toi nay
A:  Chung ta i chi nhe.
B:  Toi nay chung ta i chi nhe.
1- i xem phim, toi chu nhat
2- an ph, sang mai
3- i tham thay, th hai tuan ti
4- lam bai tap mot, bay gi
5- i Qui Nhn, nam nay
6- i uong che, ba gi

C 5 - Using the cue, B answers A's question.
Example:
Cue: om
A:  (Tai) sao hom nay anh khong i hoc? 
B:  Da, v toi (b) om.
1- (Tai) sao ch khong i lam? (au)
2- (Tai) sao co ay khong en? (ban)
3- (Tai) sao hom nay anh khong i uong bia? (met)
4- (Tai ) sao hom qua ch khong en gap toi? (ban)
5- (Tai) sao cac anh khong an? (khong oi)
6- (Tai) sao anh Phu khong i chi?   (khong khoe)

C 6 - Using the cue, B answers A's question, ' How long did you......?'
Example:
Cue: (2 thang)
A:  Ch hoc tieng Viet c bao lau?
B:  Toi hoc tieng Viet c 2 thang.
1- Anh ay ngh c bao lau? (5 tieng)
2- Co An-o bao lau? (2 thang)
3- Ch b om bao lau? (3 ngay)
4- Thay day kinh te c bao lau? (4 nam)
5- Co ay lam viec o bao lau? (2 tieng)
6- Anh lam Bo Tai chnh c bao lau? (7 tuan)

C 7 - Using the cue from C6, add roi for the question, 'How long have you.....?' then, for the same questions, B uses thoi instead of roi in the answer.
Example:
A:    Ch hoc tieng Viet c bao lau roi?      (2 thang)
B1:  Toi hoc (tieng Viet) c hai thang roi.
B2:  Toi hoc (tieng Viet) c hai thang thoi.

C 8 - Give Vietnamese equivalents.
1- Hello, Lan.  How are you today?
  • I'm very well, thank you.  And how about you?
  • I'm all right too, thank you.  Oh, how is Thi?
  • He was sick last week, but he is fine now?
2- Did you go to school yesterday?
  • No, I didn't go to school yesterday.
  • Why didn't you?
  • Because I was sick.  Our class started studying Lesson 7, isn't that right?
  • Right.  The (female) teacher began to explain the lesson already.
3- How long were you in Spain last year?
  • I was there for only two months.
  • How long will you stay in Hanoi next year?
  • I'll stay there for about three weeks, something like that.

C 9 - Bai tap oc.
Read this conversation, practice it, then hold similar conversations with your friends in Vietnamese.

Hear the Whole Dialog
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien: Chao anh Ed.  The nao, khoe khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed: Chao ch, cam n, toi khoe lam.   Con ch, the nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien:

Hom qua toi b met, nhng bay gi khoe roi. Tri lanh qua.  Denver van lanh nh the nay, phai khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed: Vang, nhng hom nay tri nang, am, ch thay khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien: Da, nang, am.  Nhng toi van thay lanh.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed: Ch sinh au?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien:

Toi sinh Nha Trang.  Mien bac Viet Nam cung lanh nh the nay, Nha Trang mien Nam, tri thng nong.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed: Vang toi NhaTrang roi, toi biet.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien: Vay a, anh Nha Trang hoi nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed: Toi en hoi thang nam nam mot nghn chn tram tam mi bay.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien: Anh thay Nha Trang the nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed:

O, ep lam.  Nha Trang ep lam.   Tri ep, bien ep va cac co gai
cung rat ep.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien: Cam n, anh qua khen.  A, anh ve My hoi nao vay?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Ed:

Toi ve hom mi lam thang bay nam mot nghn chn tram tam mi chn.  Con ch, ch My bao lau roi? Toi khong ng gap mot co gai Nha Trang Denver.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Lien:

Toi My c chn thang roi.   Co le nam ti toi se don i San Antonio v ay lanh qua.
T   vng Vocabulary
tri the sky, weather
qua   very very
van   still, continue to
nh the nay like this
nang sunny
am   warm
thay   to perceive, feel, find
thng usually
bien sea, ocean
co gai girl, young woman
rat ADJECTIVE very ADJECTIVE 
khen   to praise
anh qua khen  you praise too much
. ..vay/the   So....
ng   to suspect
toi khong ng I didn't expect
co le  perhaps
don i  to move to
Anh thay Nha Trang the nao? How do you find Nha Trang?

Answer for exercise C 8
1. Hello, Lan.  How are you today?
  • Chao ch Lan.  Hom nay ch co khoe khong?
  • I'm very well, thank you.  And how about you?
  • (Da) cam n, toi khoe lam, Con anh/ch, the nao?
  • I'm all right too, thank you.  Oh, how is Thi?
  • (Da) cam n, toi cung khoe.  A, anh Thi the nao (ch)?
  • He was sick last week, but he is fine now.
  • Tuan trc anh ay/Thi b om, nhng bay gi anh ay khoe roi.
2. Did you go to school yesterday?
  • Hom qua anh/ch (co) i hoc khong?
  • No, I didn't go to school yesterday.
  • Khong, hom qua toi khong i hoc.
  • Why didn't you?
  • (Tai) sao anh/ch khong i hoc.
  • Because I was sick.  Our class started studying Lesson 7, isn't that right?
  • (Tai) v toi b om.  Lp chung ta bat au hoc bai Bay, phai khong?
  • Right.  The (female) teacher began to explain the lesson already.
  • Co giao bat au giang bai o roi.

C 9 - English equivalents for C9.
Lien: Hello, Ed.  How goes it? Are you well?
Ed: Hello (sister).  Thanks, I'm very well.  And how about you?
Lien:

I was tired yesterday, but now I'm fine. It's very cold ! Denver is always cold like this, isn't it?
Ed: Yes, but today it's sunny and warm, don't you think?
Lien: Yes, it's sunny and warm, but I still feel cold .
Ed: Where were you born?
Lien: I was born in Nha trang.  Northern Vietnam is also cold like this, but Nha trang is in the South and it's usually hot.
Ed: Yes, I've been in Nha trang already, so I know.
Lien: Really? When were you in Nha trang?
Ed:  I came (there) in May of 1987.
Lien: What did you think of Nhatrang?
Ed: Oh, very pretty.  Nha trang is very beautiful.  The weather is beautiful, the sea is beautiful, and the girls are also very beautiful.
Lien:

Thank you (but) you give too much praise! Oh, so when did you return to America?
Ed: 

I came back on the 15th of July 1989.  And you, when did you come to the United States? I did not expect to meet a Nha trang girl in Denver.
Lien:

I've been in America for nine months already.  Perhaps next year I'll move to San Antonio because here it's cold.

 

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