actually i've never heard a vietnamese says "chào buổi sáng" in real life. Only foreigners
I already indicated in Tips & notes that the phrase “Good morning” does not actually exist in Vietnamese.
Is this a requirement for designing the course? It seems odd to teach a phrase that is essentially made up for the course. Is there a way the space could be given to teaching a phrase that Vietnamese do use?
Hi there, you can not say that "Good morning" is not used in Vietnamese. Because "Good morning" means "Chào buổi sáng", but that phrase also means "Buổi sáng tốt lành".
"Morning" means "Buổi sáng"
"good" means "tốt lành" or "tốt đẹp".
You can say it (or send messages) when you meet your friends in the morning or you also say it to greet your uncle, your aunt, etc.... in the morning. When you say "Buổi sáng tốt lành" (Good morning), it will show that you hope your friends, your relatives have a good day. It looks like the best wishes for your friends, your relatives.
Starting to question duolingos credibility. You are very unprofessional when answering these comments and duolingo should and will be reported
Yep, I know I've been guilty of saying it that way to my friend who lives in HCMC. There was a time when I even greeted her saying "buổi sáng tốt" haha. She understood what I was saying, but she told me chào is fine, it works for any time of day. Much easier too. :)
Correct. Several of my friends use that acronym, so force of habit. Sorry for any confusion. :)
they will understand you if you say that, but i mean it is not natural and the locals here never say that to the others. But when the children learn English at school, they also are taught that "good morning" means "chào buổi sáng". Funny huh ? In vietnamese, i just need to say: "chào" whenever we met, there is not a special greeting for only morning
Yes, it still make sense in Vietnamese. You can read my comment to JamesT.Wilson above.
Goooooooooooood moooorniiing Viiietnaaaaaam! We will never forget this, and, of course, we have to be able to say this in Vietnamese!