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March 20, 2019

It is indeed stimulating to learn the language of a country you intend to travel to. Then, why don’t you try Vietnamese while your Vietnam tour package is being prepared?

Useful sentences for travel in Vietnam

Vietnamese in daily conversations

Perhaps, it is the same to the situation when a Vietnamese guy is trying to pronounce vocabulary items in English; although it is not easy but extremely interesting. Even you realize that some words in this new language sound funny and weird in yours. While travelling to the S-shaped country, you are advisable to practice helpful simple sentences in Vietnamese in case no local around you knows English. This learning is also considered as a good way to gain insight into their daily life.

Hi/hello/good morning/good evening/good afternoonXin chào!Sin chow
How are you?Bạn có khỏe không?Ban co kwe kong
I’m good, thank youTôi khoẻ, cám ơn bạnToy kwe, kham un ban
Goodbye!Tạm biệtTam bi-et
Good nighChúc ngủ ngonChook ngu ngon
What’s your name?Bạn tên gìBan ten zee
My name’s….Tôi tên là….Toy ten la
Sorry/Excuse meXin lỗiSeen loy
No problemKhông saoKong sao
Can you help you?Bạn có thể giúp tôi không?Ban co the zoop toy kong
I understandTôi hiểuToy hey-oh
You’re welcomeKhông có chiKong co chee

Vietnamese for directions and travelling

Ever wonder why you should learn simple Vietnamese sentences concerning directions and travelling? The answer is, the complex system of traffic and frequently crowded streets make you confused about your destination. While taxicabs and motorbike taxis are always available to catch, you will get anxious to go with the drivers without speaking Vietnamese since most of them are not good at English. Hence, the best way to smooth your traveling in Vietnam is to equip yourself with necessary vocabulary items related to this topic.

Where is….?…ở đâu….uah dau?
I want to go to…Tôi muốn đến….Toy muan dean
Go straightĐi thẳngDi tan
Turn leftRẽ tráiRe tchai
Turn rightRẽ phảiRe phai
I am lostTôi bị lạcToy bee lag
Stop hereDừng đâyZun dey
Turn aroundQuay lạiKue lai
Next toBên cạnhBen canh
Wait hereChờ ở đâyChuoh o dey
Please slow downĐi chậm lạiDi chaem lai
Hurry!Nhanh lênNian len
CrossroadNgã tưNga tu
Where is it on the map?Ở đâu trên bản đồUah dau tchuen bawn dau?

Vietnamese for shopping

You are a shopaholic and on the journey to explore the Vietnam’s culture with a Vietnam package tour, right? Then, famous markets in this country will be the shopping paradise for you, and more excitingly it is a good chance to practice the art of bargaining over the prices of various items. Some Vietnamese words are definitely helpful tools to smooth your bargaining!

SouvenirQùa lưu niệmWa lew niem
How much?Bao nhiêu tiền?Bow neuw tee-en
Can you give a discount?Bớt được không?Bot duoc kong?
I would like something else.Tôi muốn cái khácToy muan kai khac
That’s too expensiveMắc quá.Mac wa
I can’t afford itTôi không đủ tiềnToy kong du ti-en
I don’t need itTôi không cần món nàyToy kong kern mon ney
Smaller sizeCỡ nhỏ hơnCor nyor hurn
Larger sizeCỡ lớn hơnCor lurn hurn
What is it?Cái gì đâyKie zee dey

Vietnamese for ordering food

It is difficult to resist the Vietnamese traditional food, which is not only luscious, cheap, but also carries the quintessential qualities in the culture of this country. Especially, each region through the country will have the unique cuisine you wish to discover. As a result, entering some restaurant, you get absorbed right from ordering food to ways for enjoying it. Let’s learn a certain number of Vietnamese words to have your meal more easily.

BreadBánh mìBanh mee
Spring RollsChả giòCha yaw
I need more sugarTôi muốn thêm đườngToy muan them duong
Bill, pleaseTính tiền cho tôiTinh ti-en cho toy
Is there any restaurant/food stall nearby?Có quán ăn nào gần đây không?Cou quan ane nao gan dey kong?
I am fullNo rồiNo roi
YummyNgon quáNgon wa
DessertTráng miệngTrang mieang
Mineral WaterNước suốiNucc suoi


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