Episode 19: Common Vietnamese Names

by Team EDV on December 12, 2012

In this episode, we go over how pronounce some of the most common Vietnamese first names.

ÁNH is pronounced Aahn
BẢO is pronounced Bow
BÌNH is pronounced Ben
ÐỨC is pronounced Duuk
DUY is pronounced Yuuy
DƯƠNG is pronounced Yuung
HIỀN is pronounced Hee-an
HIẾU is pronounced Hee-ew
LOAN is pronounced Lu-awn
MINH is pronounced Min
NHÂN is pronounced Nhan
QUÂN is pronounced Kwu-awn
QUANG is pronounced Kwu-ang
THANH is pronounced Thanh
THẢO is pronounced Tha-ow
TRANG is pronounced Traang
TRƯƠNG is pronounced Troong
TRUNG is pronounced Trung
TUẤN is pronounced Tu-awn


Episode 18: Popular Cities in Vietnam

by Team EDV on October 7, 2012

In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of some of the most popular cities in Vietnam. Tell us if you’ve traveled there before and if there are any specific spots you’d recommend to other viewers!

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


In this episode, we go over some of the most common leisurely activities and how to say them in Vietnamese.

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


Episode 16: Saying Common Colors In Vietnamese

July 18, 2012

In this episode, we cover the basics of pronouncing common colors in Vietnamese. We hope this episode helps you with describing objects or things to people in Vietnamese! How to say red in Vietnamese How to say orange in Vietnamese How to say yellow in Vietnamese How to say green in Vietnamese How to say […]

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Episode 15: Pho Pronunciation – How To Pronounce Vietnamese Foods

July 3, 2012

In this episode, we’ll go over the basics of pronouncing common Vietnamese foods and cuisine that you’ll see on a menu. How To Pronounce Pho (Phở) How To Pronounce Banh Mi (Bánh mì) How To Pronounce Ca Phe Sua Da (Cà phê sữa đá) How To Pronounce Goi Cuon (Gỏi cuốn) How To Pronounce Cha […]

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