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*** Lesson 1: Thank You, You’re Welcome, and No 

learnvietnamese            1:58 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol-SxJgOSQs   Uploaded on Jun 19, 2009

Thank You is pronounced Cám Ơn

Thank You Very Much = Cám Ơn Rất Nhiều
You’re Welcome = Không Có Chi
No Problem = Không Sao

* Scenario 1: At The Grocery Store
Cashier: Your total is ten dollars = Tất cả là mười đồng
Customer: Here is ten dollars = Đây là mười đồng
Cashier: Thank you = Cám ơn
Customer: You’re welcome = Không có chi

* Scenario 2: In The Streets
Person 1: Do you know where this place is? = Có biết chổ này ở đâu không?
Person 2: It is right over there = Ở bên kia
Person 1: Thank you very much = Cám ơn rất nhiều
Person 2: No problem = Không sao




Lesson 2: Yes, No, Maybe, and No, Thank You in Vietnamese

learnvietnamese           1:58 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=funAgxkPXRg    Uploaded on Jul 8, 2009

Yes is pronounced Dạ

No = Không

Maybe = Có Thể

No, Thank You = Dạ Không, Cám Ơn 

* Scenario 1: At A Friend’s House
Mother: Do you want something to eat? = Con có muốn ăn gì không?
Son: No, Thank You = Dạ Không
Mother: Do you want anything to drink? = Con có muốn uống nước gì không?
Son: Yes = Dạ 

* Scenario 2: At The Office
Employee: Are you going to dinner with your wife tonight? =Tối nây, chú có đi ăn với vợ không?
Boss: Maybe = Có thể
Employee: Do you want me to work more hours for you tonight?= Chú muốn con làm thêm giờ cho chú tối nây không?
Boss: No, thank you = Dạ không, cám ơn




Lesson 3: Hello, How Are You, My Name Is, and What Is Your Name in Vietnamese

learnvietnamese           1:28 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAmMn37K9N0 Uploaded on Aug 18, 2009
Hello is pronounced Chào
How are you? = Dạ  Khỏe Không?
My name is… = Tên Tôi Là…
What is your name? = Tên Bạn Là Gì? 

*Scenario 1: At A Coffee Shop Meeting Someone New
Person 1: Hello, how are you? = Chào, dạ khỏe không?
Person 2: I’m good = Dạ Khỏe
Person 2: My name is Tim. What is your name? = Tên tôi là Tim. Tên bạn là gì?
Person 1: My name is Donna = Tôi tên là Donna




Lesson 4: How To Count In Vietnamese: Numbers 1-10

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Một = One
Hai = Two
Ba = Three
Bốn = Four
Năm = Five
Sáu = Six
Bảy = Seven
Tám = Eight
Chín = Nine
Mười = Ten



Lesson 5: How To Count In Vietnamese: Advanced Numbers 11-99

learnvietnamese           1:40 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-efiaPlK0Vs       Uploaded on Jan 28, 2010

From 11-19:

Mười + _______(single digit number)

Multiples of 10:
_______(single digit number) + Mươi

All other numbers:
_______(single digit number) + Mươi + _______(single digit number)

single digit 5 is : Năm
in all other cases _5 is: Lăm



Lesson 6: How To Say The Days Of The Week In Vietnamese

learnvietnamese           :50 Minutes       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6k-Qvvlkio      Uploaded on Feb 10, 2010

In this lesson we will teach you how to say the days of the week in the Vietnamese language.

Sunday in Vietnamese is Chủ Nhật 
Monday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Hai
Tuesday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Ba
Wednesday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Tủ
Thursday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Năm
Friday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Sau
Saturday in Vietnamese is Thù́ Bay



Lesson 7: How To Wish Someone A Happy New Year – Chuc Mung Nam Moi For Tet

learnvietnamese           1:08 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWqGdPYhfM  Uploaded on Feb 11, 2010

In this Lesson we will teach you how to wish someone a Happy New Year or Chúc Tết.
This is especially important speaking to elders because you may receive lucky money or Lì Xì 

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới = Happy New Year

From then add on phrases such as:
An khang thịnh vượng = Prosperity
Sức khoẻ dồi dào = Good Health
Nhiều may mắn = Good Luck
Vạn sự như ý = May All Your Wishes Come True




Lesson 8: How To Say I Like You And I Love You In Vietnamese

learnvietnamese           1:14 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpoSvxmVis    Uploaded on Feb 13, 2010

In this lesson we prepare you for Valentine’s day with how to say I like you and I love you in Vietnamese.
I like you:
Girl to boy – Em thích anh
Boy to girl – Anh thích em

I love you:
Girl to boy – Em yêu anh
Boy to girl – Anh yêu em



Lesson 9: Titles – How To Address Others And Yourself

learnvietnamese           1:56 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yLDyhz9_uc    Uploaded on Jul 13, 2010

In this lesson we will learn the tricky topic of how to address someone by their age/gender. 
The choice of the appropriate word depends on the relative age, social status, gender, degree of acquaintance, and respect.

====== Addressing Others ======
To someone:
Grandparents age (Female) – bà
Grandparents age (male) – ông 
Parents Age (Female or Male) – bac
Slightly Younger than parents (Female) – cô
Slightly Younger than parents (Male) – chi
Slightly Older than you (Female) – chị
Slightly older than you (male) – anh
Your age (Female or Male) – bạn
Younger than you (Female or Male) – em

====== Addressing Yourself ======
To someone:
Grandparents age – cháu
Parents Age – con
Slightly Younger than parents – con
Slightly Older than you – em
Your age – tôi
Younger than you (if you are female) – chị
Younger than you (if you are male) – anh




Lesson 11: Speaking The Vietnamese Alphabet

learnvietnamese           1:20 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOq_qLZacc   Uploaded on Nov 4, 2010

Note: This lesson is taught with the Southern Vietnamese dialect

In this lesson you will learn how to speak the Vietnamese alphabet and hear the proper pronunciation of each letter.




Lesson 12: Pronouncing 20 Common Vietnamese Last Names

learnvietnamese           1:13 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPUvgLAhf1U     Uploaded on Apr 15, 2011

In this lesson we will address an everyday question that we get:
“How do you say your last name?”

This lesson will be helpful in pronouncing some of your friends, co-workers, or classmates last names. The lesson will cover the pronunciation for 20 of these common Vietnamese surnames.

Bùi = boui
Cao = cao
Đặng = dangt
Đinh = din
Đỗ = doh
Hoàng = hwang
Huỳnh = hwin
Lê = lay
Lưu = lou
Lý = lee
Ngô = ngoh
Nguyễn = ngween
Phạm = phaam
Phan = phan
Tôn = tone
Trần = trun
Trương = truung
Võ = voh
Vũ = vu
Vương = vuung

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Lesson 13: Travel Series [pt 1] Modes Of Transportation and Common Locations

learnvietnamese           1:14 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYwcJQKrFaU    Uploaded on May 24, 2011

In this series we will be covering some of the most useful words and phrases to know while traveling. Please comment on what you would like to learn next!

Bus :: xe đò 
Taxi :: tắc xi 
Motorcycle :: xe mô tô
Rickshaw :: xích lô

Airport :: sân bay
Hotel :: khách sạn
Hospital :: bệnh viện
Restaurant :: nhà hàng
Restroom :: nhà vệ sinh
Club :: vũ trường



Lesson 14: Travel Series [pt 2] Common and Useful Traveling Phrases

learnvietnamese           1:49 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydb1mIPIcKw   Uploaded on Sep 28, 2011

Here are a few of the most requested phrases to know while traveling. 

Im sorry, excuse me:          xin lỗi dạ thưa

Do you speak English?:     bạn có biết nói tiếng Anh không

I do not understand:            Tôi không hiểu

I am lost:                                tôi đi lạc đường

I do not feel well:                 tôi không thấy khỏe

Where is____?:                   _____ ở đâu

Where is the bathroom?    nhà vệ sinh ở đâu




Lesson 15: Vietnamese Food: How To Pronounce Pho, Banh Mi & More

learnvietnamese           :51 Minutes       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySSDmBVf9J8   Published on Jul 3, 2012

In this lesson we go over how to pronounce some of the most common Vietnamese Foods that you might see on a restaurant menu. 

Beautiful images are provided by our friends at Ravenous Couple (http://bit.ly/vietnamesefoodblog) a Vietnamese food blog. Check them out!

Phở – A noodle soup with a rich, clear broth made from a long boiling of meat and spices. There are many varieties of phở made with different meats (most commonly beef or chicken) along with beef meatballs. Phở is typically served in bowls with spring onion, (in phở tai) slices of semi-cooked beef (to be cooked by the boiling hot broth), and broth. In the South, vegetables and various herbs are also added.

Bánh mì – Vietnamese baguette or French bread traditionally with pâté, Vietnamese mayonnaise, cold cuts, jalapeños, pickled daikon, pickled carrot, and cucumber slices. While traditional cold cuts include ham, head cheese, and Vietnamese bologna, it is common to see varieties of stuffing such as eggs, canned sardines, shredded pork, fried tofu, and grilled meats. Sandwiches are often garnished with coriander leaves and black pepper.

Cà phê sữa đá – Strong iced coffee, most often served with sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of the cup to be stirred in. The beverage is very popular among the Vietnamese.

Gỏi cuốn – Also known as Vietnamese fresh rolls, or summer rolls. They are rice paper rolls that often include shrimp, herbs, pork, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped up and dipped in nước chấm or peanut sauce. Spring rolls almost constitute an entire category of Vietnamese foods, as there are numerous different kinds of spring rolls with different ingredients in them.

Chả giò – A kind of spring roll (sometimes referred to as egg roll) — deep-fried flour rolls filled with pork, yam, crab, shrimp, rice vermicelli, mushrooms (“wood ear” variety) and other ingredients. The spring roll goes by many names – as many people actually use (falsely) the word “spring roll” while referring to the fresh transparent rice paper rolls (discussed below as “Summer Rolls”), where the rice paper is dipped into water to soften and then rolled up with various ingredients. Traditionally these rolls are made with a rice paper wrapper but in recent years Vietnamese chefs outside of Vietnam have changed the recipe to use a wheat-flour-based wrapper.

Cơm tấm – In general, grilled pork (either ribs or shredded) plus bì (thinly shredded pork mixed with cooked and thinly shredded pork skin plus fried ground rice) over com tam (“broken rice” in Vietnamese) and sweet and sour fish sauce. Other types of meat, prepared in various ways, may be served with the broken rice. One can have barbecued beef, pork, or chicken served with the broken rice. The rice and meat are served with various greens and pickled vegetables, along with a prawn paste cake (chả tôm), steamed egg (trứng hấp) and grilled prawns.

Bánh bèo – A central Vietnamese dish consisting of tiny round rice flour pancakes, each served in a similarly shaped dish. They are topped with minced shrimp and other ingredients such as chives, fried shallots, and pork rinds. Eaten with nước chấm.

Bánh xèo – A type of crêpe made out of rice flour with turmeric, shrimps with shells on, slivers of fatty pork, sliced onions, and sometimes button mushrooms, fried in one or two teaspoons of oil, usually coconut oil, which is the most popular oil used in Vietnam. It is eaten with lettuce and various local herbs and dipped in Nước chấm or sweet fermented peanut butter sauce. Rice papers are sometimes used as wrappers to contain banh xeo and the accompanying vegetables.

Bún bò Huế – Spicy beef noodle soup originated from the royal city of Huế in Central Vietnam. Beef bones, fermented shrimp paste, lemongrass, and driedchilies give the broth its distinctive flavors. Often served with mint leaves, bean sprouts, and lime wedges.




Lesson 16: Colors and How To Pronounce Them

learnvietnamese           :58 Minutes       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVl22476lYc      Published on Jul 18, 2012

In this lesson we go over the common colors and how to pronounce them in Vietnamese.




Lesson 17: Leisurely Activities and Sports

learnvietnamese           1:12 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my_79-pkfjQ    Published on Aug 3, 2012

Fishing – Câu Cá
Badminton – Đánh Cầu Lông
Camping – Cắm Trại
Swim – Bơi
Beach – Biển
Horseback Riding – Cưỡi Ngựa
Basketball –  Bóng Rổ
Soccer – Bóng Đá
Hike – Leo Núi
Dance – Nhảy Đầm
Traveling – đi du lịch



Lesson 18: Cities In Vietnam – How To Say Hà Nội, Huế, Sài Gòn And More!

learnvietnamese           :52 Minutes       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0myRjzxCpx4    Published on Aug 31, 2012

In this lesson we go over how to pronounce some of the most popular cities in Vietnam.

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Hà Nội is Vietnam’s capital city and houses many of Vietnam’s historical landmarks and museums

Huế is the former imperial city of Vietnam and is a popular cultural destination

Sài Gòn is officially known as Hồ Chí Minh City but is belovedly called by its former name. Sài Gòn is the most populous city in Vietnam and a major attraction for expatriates and business people

Hội An means peaceful meeting and is a well preserved ancient town famous for its silk textiles and silk lanterns

Hạ Long means descending dragon and is famous for the scenic Hạ Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nha Trang is one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations with beautiful beaches and delicious food like nem nuong

Phú Quốc is the largest island in Vietnam and is famous for its fish sauce

Mũi Né is a popular coastal town with strong breezes that are great for surfing

Buôn Ma Thuột is located in Vietnam’s central highlands is known as the capital for coffee growing

Đà Lạt is known for its moderate temperature in contrast to Vietnam’s tropical weather making it popular with travelers

Đà Nẵng is one of the major ports city in Vietnam, and the biggest one in the South Central Coast of Vietnam

Vũng Tàu is a beach city in Southern Vietnam quickly becoming a tourist destination with resorts and theme parks being built as well as being one of Vietnam’s newest party destinations



Lesson 19: Common First Names – How To Say ÁNH, BẢO, MINH, THẢO, and more!

learnvietnamese           1:07 Minutes      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WzvgHvl-F4      Published on Dec 12, 2012

In this lesson we go over how say some of the most common Vietnamese first names.
ÁNH: Aahn

BẢO: Bow


ÐỨC: Duuk

DUY: Yuuy

DƯƠNG: Yuung

HIỀN: Hee-an

HIẾU: Hee-ew

LOAN: Lu-awn


NHÂN: Nhan

QUÂN: Kwu-awn

QUANG: Kwu-ang

THANH: Thanh

THẢO: Tha-ow

TRƯƠNG: Troong

TRUNG: Trung

TUẤN: Tu-awn