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SlashExpress!™️, Learn Vietnamese with Harry Potter subtitles! - Part #13


This is our regular series to help students learn Vietnamese better with literal translations to get used to Vietnamese grammar. This is free for now, do learn all you can when it is free! We love teaching the Vietnamese language to you who are so interested in Vietnamese culture. Welcome!

Read the instructions over here!

Because Vietnamese sometimes has 2 words for one word in English, it is the easiest to learn by putting slashes after all 1 or 2 words that mean one word in English, and then putting the words at the bottom in English, also separated by slashes, so that it is really easy for you to learn and revise what you learned in your Singchao class!

⁃ The first line, in black, is the Vietnamese subtitles of Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone.

⁃ The second line, in blue, is the literal translation, the words are literally in order, you can have a fun game trying to figure out the grammatical structure of Vietnamese, because we have not explained how grammar works in Vietnamese, you can do it, figure it out yourselves and have fun! Some sentences in Vietnamese have the same grammar as English, but sometimes Vietnamese grammar and English are more different though. It is important that you first get used to Vietnamese grammar by getting used to literal translations, get into the habit of Vietnamese grammar by using words in your mother tongue English, and you will have a breeze learning Vietnamese as well!!!

⁃ The third line, in black, is the original English movie script.

Additional advice: Do watch the movie, Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone once through, first, and you will SURELY have a better understanding of the subs, instead of just reading first hand off the bat ya.

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Have fun learning Vietnamese with harry potter! We love Harry Potter and believe you would too!


Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone, next 10 lines of the movie script:

1. ...tao /đã/ biết /mày /cũng /giống/ như thế/ mà thôi/. lạ lùng/ và/ dị thường/

I / did / know /you / also / the same /like this / only/ strange/ and /abnormal

.....and I knew you would be the same. Just as strange, just as abnormal.

2. Và/ khi /nó/ nổ tung/ khiến /bọn tao/ mắc kẹt/ với/ mày/.

And / when / she (it) /blow up /make / we / stuck / with / you

.And then she got herself blown up, and we got landed with you.

3. Nổ tung?/Các người/ nói/cha mẹ/ cháu/ mất/ trong/ một/ vụ/ đâm/ xe/

Blow up / You guys / say / parents / me / die / in / a (one) / case / crash / car

.Blown up? You told me my parents died in a car crash.

4. Một/ vụ/ đâm/ xe/ mà /giết /chết /được / Lily /và /James Potter/ ư?/

A (one) / crash / xar/ but / kill / die / get / Lily/ and /James Potter / yah?

.A car crash? A car crash killed Lily and James Potter?

5. Thật/ xúc phạm/ và/ đáng xấu hổ/

Truly/ outtrage / and / shameful

We had to say something. ~ lt's an outrage! A scandal!

6. Nó /sẽ/ không/ đi/ đâu/ cả,/

He(it) /will / not / go / where / any

.He'll not be going.

7. Một /tên/ Muggle/ béo/ như/ ông/mà/ đòi /lên tiếng/ sao?/

A (one) / guy / Muggle / fat / like/ you / but / ask / speak up / yah?

.A great Muggle like you is going to stop him?

8. Muggle?/



9. Kẻ/ không/ có/ phép thuật/. Thằng bé /có/ cái/ quyền/ấy/ từ khi/ nó /sinh ra/

Guy/ don’t / have/ magic/ The boy / have / the / right / that / since /he (it)/ was born

.Non-magic folk. This boy's had his name down since he were born.

10. Cháu /sẽ/ học/ ở/ trường /pháp thuật /tốt nhất/

You /will / study/ at/ school/ magical/ the best

.He's going to the finest school of witchcraft and wizardry.

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