I couldn't understand what he was trying to say because he said it way too fast
Indeed. His speaking is a little bit too fast for learners to understand. :) Hope the VN team offers slow speeches soon.
I think "anh gọi một ly sữa" should be a valid answer here.... I literally got it wrong because I forgot the name An......
An and anh don't sound that similar. it's definitely An. but I agree that he reads quite fast for those who are still learning. don't worry, you'll get used to it and your ears will be trained enough to differentiate them.
There's also that this is a likely English typo. I thought I had written "An" and found out I had typed in "Anh" from habit.
Like I have been saying, I wish DL was less forgiving oF Vietnamese spelling errors, especially on diacritics, but was very forgiving of English spelling errors and typos. Seems it's more the other way around.
Since "ask for food" means "order food", your sentence is totally fine. Cheers!
I've been exposed to Vietnamese for a while and can hear each word this talent is saying in this sentence relatively easy. It comes down to patience and more training. When people speak in an informal environment, they don't articulate. It's unnecessary. We all do this in our first languages. I'm thankful I can learn languages for free. :-)
Can someone explain to me why the g in gọi makes a regular g sound instead of a z sound? Also would the pronunciation be the same in the southern dialect? Or would it be a yuh sound?
The g only makes z sound when followed by "i". So "gi" would make a kind of zi in northern dialect, yi in southern. Gioi would be zioi but goi, ga, gu, etc will keep the regular g sound.
may I just add: if you want to get the [g] sound with vowels [e], [ê], and [i], you'll need to add the letter [h]. ghen (to be jealous), ghế (chair), ghi (to note), etc.
I speak with a Northern accent and am used to hearing the "s" of a word being pronounced as a subtle "sh" and "x" as a "ss". I don't know how to spell some things in Vietnamese. How can I tell the difference between s and x, y and i, etc. when having to write it out?
The accent for goi and sua though...I'm still learning (I've been for longer than it looks like) but the accents are SO WRONG when he says it