Like any other language, we always learning the language with 4 skills that are listening, speaking, reading and writing. There aren’t not the most important skill but you can’t deny that listening is a starting point for everything. With some people or even kids, the method is just listening and copying. Today, we’ll show you what you should listen to.
I. Listening source
You can start studying Vietnamese by watching television. Just take your remote, turn on the television and let your ears and brain do its work. There are a lot of contents in television through many national and cable channels. But as you know, we have the different accents that are North and South Vietnamese. So, if you would like to speak North accent, just turn to VTV1, VTV2, VTV3 channels.
Or you’re falling in love with a girl from South of Vietnam, just turn to HTV channel and learn how to speak like exactly what she pronounces. We believe that your South accent will impress her for sure.
Or you can access Youtube channel to watch a short cut of the program on television.
For HTV, they have HTV Entertainment channel on youtube.
And with VTV, they have VTV Go Channel
II. Popular show in Vietnam:
1. Reality show:
The popular viral now in Vietnam is “Chạy đi chờ chi” which is Vietnamese version of Running Man show from Korea. This show collects most of the popular celebrities in Vietnam such as Tran Thanh (comedian artist and MC), BB Tran (comedian artist), Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc (famous actress), Ngo Kien Huy (famous singer)… If you’ve ever watched the Korean version, watching this show will be the best time for relaxing after a hard-working day. But the artist may speak very fast, but if you start from hard, it’s will be easy in the next step. Just click the link and laugh as much as you can with the Vietnamese dictionary in your hand.
"Chạy đi chờ đi - Running Man (Vietnamese version)"
You would like to watch something romantic and funny, don’t be shy to watch the show “Bạn muốn hẹn hò? – Do you want to date?”. Or even apply to join it is not a bad idea. The first episode was on air from 2013, until now it pairs up many couples with a lot of funny and romantic situations in more than 400 episodes.
"Bạn muốn hẹn hò - Do you want to date (Vietnamese version)"
2. Education show
The most popular education show in Vietnam is “Đường lên đỉnh Olympia – On the way to Olympia mountain”. Even a child knows this show and the contestants in the competition are the most excellent students from high schools around the country. They have great knowledge of everything such as Math, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, English… A season runs through a year to choose the best students of the week, the month, the quarter and finally, they will have the champion of the year who will get awards by cash and scholarship to go to study in Australia. This show is the dream of any student in Vietnam. Maybe, it’s quite difficult for someone who has just learned Vietnamese because of specialized vocabulary. But we have an idiom that is “Mưa dầm thấm lâu – Rain cats and dogs, it will permeate deeply”. It means to do something for a long time, it will be your habits and instincts.
"Đường lên đỉnh Olympia - On the way to Olympia Moutain"
About updating news every day, we recommend you Thanh Nien’s Youtube Channel. Thanh Nien has started from newspaper, newspaper online and now is a news channel on Youtube. This newspaper was with Vietnamese people as a best friend who always gives her friend the updated news in Vietnam and in the world. They provide breaking news, reportage, reportage investigation, strange story, street interview…
Báo Thanh niên is one of Vietnamese famous traditional newspaper
4. Vietnamese movie and drama:
Like any other country, the drama in television on prime time is always the topic for everybody talks on the following morning. Especially the drama on the national channel such as VTV or HTV.
For the North accent, we recommend the drama on-trend now (Octorber, 2019) that is “Hoa hong tren nguc trai – Rose on the left chest”. The main character of this drama is "Khue" who is Mrs.Hong's daughter in law. As another Asian wife, she accepted to quit job, be at home to take care of her husband and son. But so that her husband insults her because she can not earn money by herself. He has an affair with other girls who are more beautiful and younger. In this drama, you can see many relationship break-ups, many ending, but when looking back on the way, you can see that the ending of this story is the starting point of other story. We often see the value of something when we lost it already.
Link: Link: https://www.vtvgiaitri.vn/title/hoa-hong-tren-nguc-trai
"Hoa hồng trên ngực trái – Rose on the right chest"
And for South accent, if you would love to enjoy the beautiful and luxury scene with pretty boys and girls, just watch “Ngay mai binh yen – Peace will come tomorrow”. The drama tells about a girl who has to be disguised as a boy to inquire about the big secret in a rich family. She has to fight with a craft and beautiful woman and stick in the relationship with a high-social man.
"Ngày mai bình yên - Peace will come tomorrow"
Learning any language is always started from listening and watching a movie is the best way ever. Let’s achieve and speaking Vietnamese like Vietnamese people now!
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