Episode 12: Vietnamese Last Name Pronunciation

by Team EDV on April 17, 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.

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

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Touy May 17, 2011 at 6:19 am

thanks

2 Vo May 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

In the last names video, you pronounced “Vo” as “Vaw” but in the text above you wrote “Voh” by mistake I guess.

3 giang June 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

hello everyone!, Who want to learn vietnamese?, I can help. and I also want to learn english too!.

4 Angela June 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Actually my name is Nguyen Thi Hai and I pronounce my last name “win” so…

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