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Vietnamese Basic Dictionary for Tourist

It’s very interesting to know some basic Vietnamese words while traveling in Vietnam. Here we give you some basic Vietnamese words with the phonetic spelling to help you talk with Vietnamese people in a friendly way.

Common Words

Wechúng tôichoong toi
Pleasexinsom
110Thank youcám ơncam uhn
MotMooyHelloxin chàosin chow
220Goodbyechào/tạm biệtchow/tam beet-et
HiHi-mooiSorryxin lỗisin loy
321I want to buytôi muốn muatoy moo-uhn mooa
BaHi-mooi-motHow much?bao nhiêuba-ow nyew
499Want to gomuốn đimoo-uhn de
BawnCheen Mooy-cheenWhere isở đâuuh dow
5100Hotelkhách sạnkhack san
NumMot-chumRestaurantnhà hàngnya hang
6101Toiletnhà vệ sinhnya veh sing
SaowMot-chum-ling-motBottled warternước khoángnoo-uk kwang
7230Boiled waternước sôinook soy
BuyHi-chum-ba-mooyTeachè (north)chay
84000trà (south)chah
TaamBawn nyeenCoffeecà phêca-fay
950,000Ticketveh
CheenNum-mooy-nyeenRailway stationga tàugah
10600,000Hotnóngnong
MooySaow-chum-nyeenColdlạnhlang
8,000,000Do you have?có khôngko..khong
Taam ChiewYes I havevâng, cóvahng,kwa
9,000,000,000Good/Badtốt/ không tốttoh-t/khong toh-t
Cheen TeeI (do not) liketôi (không) thíchtoy (khong) thik

Dates

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Vietnamese personal pronouns

ITôitoy
YouAnh (m) when addressing people the same age, formalang
Chị (f) when addressing a woman who is slightly older than youchee
Em (m or f) when addressing some youngerem
Ông(m),Bà(f) when addressing an elderly man(ong) or woman(ba)ong/ba
Cháu ( m or f) when addressing a childchow