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Vietnamese Vocabulary → Greetings and Introductions → Hello and Goodbye

In this lesson, you will learn basic Vietnamese greetings and farewells. As a Vietnamese language teacher with 20 years of experience teaching Vietnamese, I will share with you some cultural information and interesting facts to help you better understand the language and the culture in which it is used.

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Greetings[edit | edit source]

The Vietnamese language has different ways to greet someone depending on the time of day and the relationship between speakers. Here are some common greeting phrases:

Vietnamese Pronunciation English
Xin chào Sin jao Hello
Chào buổi sáng Jao bui sang Good morning
Chào buổi trưa Jao bui trua Good afternoon
Chào buổi tối Jao bui toi Good evening
Tạm biệt Tum byeet Goodbye
Tạm biệt nhé Tum byeet ne Bye
  • "Xin chào" is suitable for any time of day and any situation. It's a general greeting that can be used with anyone, regardless of age or status.
  • "Chào buổi sáng" is used early in the day while "chào buổi trưa" and "chào buổi tối" are used respectively for afternoon and evening greetings.
  • "Tạm biệt" is a formal way to say goodbye. Use "tạm biệt nhé" when you want to sound more casual, for example with friends or family.

Remember that in Vietnamese culture, it's important to address people by the appropriate title or pronoun depending on their age and status. Use "Anh" for older males or males of the same age as you, "Chị" for older females, and "Em" for younger males or females. If you are not sure about the appropriate pronoun to use, ask the person how they want to be addressed.

Farewells[edit | edit source]

Farewell phrases are also different depending on the situation and the relationship between speakers. Here are some common farewell phrases:

Vietnamese Pronunciation English
Tạm biệt Tum byeet Goodbye
Tạm biệt nhé Tum byeet ne Bye
Chào nhé Jao ne Bye
  • "Tạm biệt" and "tạm biệt nhé" are formal and informal ways of saying goodbye, respectively.
  • "Chào nhé" is a casual way to say goodbye to friends or family.

Remember that Vietnamese culture values politeness and respect. When saying goodbye, it's always appropriate to thank the person for their time or assistance, saying "Cảm ơn" (thank you) or "Cảm ơn bạn" (thank you, friend).

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

In this lesson, we covered some basic Vietnamese greeting and farewell phrases, and some cultural information about appropriate language use in different situations. Remember to always address people with the appropriate pronoun, and to show politeness and respect when communicating with others.

I hope this lesson was helpful to you in your journey to learn Vietnamese. Please stay tuned for the next lesson in the "Complete 0 to A1 Vietnamese Course" on introducing yourself and asking someone's name in Vietnamese.

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