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SlashExpress!™️, Learn Vietnamese with Harry Potter subtitles! - Part #17


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. Bác/ không/ chắc/ bác/ là/ người/ thích hợp/để/ kể/ cho/ con/ nghe/ về/ điều/ đó/

I/ not/ sure/ I/ am/ person/ suitable/ to/ tell/ for/ you/ hear/ about/ thing/ that

I'm not sure I'm the right person to tell you that.

2. Chào mừng/ con/ đến /Hẻm Xéo./

Welcome/ you/ to/ Diagon Alley

Welcome, Harry, to Diagon Alley

3. Ở đây /con /sẽ /kiếm được/lông nhím/ và /mực./

Here/ you/ will/ get/ quills/ and/ ink

Here, you get your quills and ink.

4. Ở đây/ có/ đủ thứ/ tả pí lù /cho /phép thuật./

Here/ have/ all things/ many/ for/ magic

.Over there, all your bits and bobs for doing wizardry

5. Cây chổi /bay/ đẳng cấp/ quốc tế/.

Broom/ fly/ level/ international

It's a world-class racing broom

6. Hãy/ nhìn/ nó/ kìa /chiếc/ Nimbus 2000/ mới/ nhất/

Let’s/ look/ it/ ya/ the/ Nimbus 2000/ new/ -est

Look at it! The new Nimbus 2000! It's the fastest model yet.

7. Bác /Hargid,/ cháu/ làm/ thế nào/ để /trả/ tiền/ đây?/Cháu/ không /có/ tiền/

Uncle/ Hargid/ I/ do/ how/ to/ pay/ money/ here?/ I/ don’t/ have/ money

.But how am I to pay for all this? I haven't any money.

8. Kia/ là/ tiền/ của/ cháu,/ngân hàng/ phù thủy/ Gringotts/

There/ is/ money/ of/ you/ bank/ wizard/ Gringotts

There's your money. Gringotts, the wizard bank.

9. Không thể/ an toàn/ hơn. /Trừ /Hogwarts./

Impossible/ safe/ more/ Except/ Hogwarts

Ain't no safer place, not one. Except perhaps Hogwarts

10. Chính xác/ chúng /là/ gì /vậy ạ?/

Exactly/ they/ are/ what/ yah?

Hagrid, what exactly are these things?

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