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Vietnamese Travel Phrases

When traveling to a foreign land it is always helpful to learn a few phrases in the local language. We hope these Vietnamese travel phrases will help you communicate with Vientamese speakers during your vacation.

Tips: The Vietnamese letter đ (a letter d with a line through it) has the same sound as the letter d in the English alphabet. The letter d in Vietneamese produces the same sound as the letter y in the English alphabet.

Phrases to learn when traveling to Vietnam:

Greetings

  • 1. hello - xin chào
  • 2. thank you - cảm ơn
  • 3. you are welcome - không có chi
  • 4. my name is - mình tên là (name)
  • 5. what’s your name? - bạn tên là gì?
  • 6. excuse me, I’m sorry - xin lỗi
  • 7. I don’t speak Vietnamese - tôi không nói được tiếng Việt
  • 8. do you speak English? - bạn có nói tiếng Anh không?

Common Questions

  • 1. where is this location? (location e.g. hospital, restuarant) - (location) đâu?
  • 2. how much does this cost? - cái này bao nhiêu tiền?
  • 3. what time is it? - mấy giờ rồi?
  • 4. I don’t understand - không hiểu

Places & Things

  • 1. hospital - bệnh viện
  • 2. restaurant - nhà hàng
  • 3. police - cảnh sát
  • 4. airplane - máy bay
  • 5. taxi - taxi
  • 6. bus - xe buýt
  • 7. bathroom - vệ sinh, toilet
  • 8. water - nước
  • 9. beer - bia

Numbers

  • 1. one - một
  • 2. two - hai
  • 3. three - ba
  • 4. four - bốn
  • 5. five - năm
  • 6. six - sáu
  • 7. seven - bảy
  • 8. eight - tám
  • 9. nine - chín
  • 10. ten - mười