Learn the pronunciation, meaning, and crucial differences between hotels (*khách sạn*) vs. motels (*nhà nghỉ*) in Vietnam
Happy birthday in Vietnamese is “Chúc mừng sinh nhật!” Use our handy guide to know how to celebrate birthdays in Vietnam and what kinds of gifts to get.
Vietnamese mooncakes are a thick, dense, hearty sweet-bean cake with a doughy exterior. They are eaten only around the Mid-Autumn festival.
How to ask “What is your name?” in Vietnamese, as well as some fun facts about Vietnamese name ordering and common names.
How to ask “Where is?” or “Which direction to…?” in Vietnamese, as well as common answers to direction questions
What does “Bích Phúc Đạt” mean in Vietnamese? Expats and tourists can learn Vietnamese via its funny (& naughty) sounding names.
Expats in Vietnam should learn the vocabulary about family, which is super important in Vietnam. Mẹ means mother, and Bố imeans father.
The Vietnamese expression for “Happy Birthday!” is Chúc mừng sinh nhật. Learn more about Vietnamese culture surrounding birthdays
Bà & Ông are key words to know in Vietnamese, in order to speak politely to elderly people. Listen to the properly pronunciation
The Vietnamese expression for “Help me!” is Cứu tôi với. To call for an ambulance, say Gọi xe cấp cứu đi!
For Valentine’s Day, learn how to say “kiss me” in Vietnamese: Hôn anh đi (for a man to say to a woman); Hôn em đi (for a woman to say to a man)
“You” is commonly translated as bạn in Vietnamese. But, there are numerous second-person pronouns, varying by age, sex and familiarity
From dealing with loud karaoke sounds or disciplining out-of-control children, learn how to politely say “please be quiet” in Vietnamese.
To wish someone a ‘Happy Lunar New Year” (aka Tết) in Vietnamese is ‘Chúc mừng năm mới!’
How to say “just a little bit” in Vietnamese, like if someone offers you some alcohol or tea.
There are a variety of ways to say “I love you” in Vietnamese, like “em yêu anh” in North Vietnam, or “em thương anh” in South Vietnam
Trần is one of the most common Vietnamese surnames. In modern Vietnamese it has multiple meanings, like roof-top, naked, and dusty.
Calling someone béo in Vietnamese (fat) is not considered offensive — it is just a matter-of-fact description. Learn about Vietnamese fat culture.
Vãi is “very” in Vietnamese. But, the more fun slang is to say “Vãi đái”, which is like “so f**king awesome”.
“Ối giời ơi”, or just “giời ơi” is pronounced like “zoi oi”. It means “Oh my God!” or “Oh Heavens!” in Vietnamese. People love to hear it.