Vietnamese, the national language, is spoken widely in the country. Variations, however, in pronunciation, vocabulary and diction exist in the various dialects that are in use in the various parts and regions of Vietnam. Here are the some useful phrases that will help you get by and even assimilate your experience fully 🙂
Yes : vang (north), da (south)
No : khong
Hello : xin chao (sin chow)
Goodbye : tam biet (daam beet)
Good night: Ngủ ngon (noo norn)
What’s your name? : Tên bạn/anh/chị/em là gì? (la yi)
My name is… : ten toi la…
How are you? : ban co khoe khong?
Go : di
Come : den
Where : o dau
Thank you : cam on (cam urn)
Thank you very much : cam on rat nhieu
Sorry/Excuse me : xin loi
Hotel : khach san
Street : duong
Bus station : noi do xe
Train station : nha ga
Can you help me? : Ban co the giup toi duoc khong?
Do you speak English? : Ban co noi duoc tieng Anh khong?
I don’t understand : Toi khong hieu
How much is it? : Bao nhiêu? / Cái này bao nhiêu? (bow knew)