• Vietnamese course for beginners A1
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  • 1 The Vietnamese alphabet
  • 2 How to pronounce Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 3 Vietnamese keyboard and how to write accents
  • 4 How to introduce yourself in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 5 Vietnamese greetings [0/2]
  • 6 Vietnamese personal pronouns [0/2]
  • 7 How to talk about the weather in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 8 Counting numbers in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 9 Telling the time in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 10 Days, months and seasons in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 11 Learn the Vietnamese colours [0/2]
  • 12 Getting directions in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 13 How to write country names in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 14 How to name body parts in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 15 Foods and drinks in Vietnamese [0/2]
  • 16 Vietnamese sayings (life, love and new year) [0/2]
  • Days, months and seasons in Vietnamese

    In this chapter, we will introduce you to the vocabulary about the days, months and seasons in Vietnamese. It is important to note that for both the days and the months, the Vietnamese don't have specific names but they count them. For instance, January would be tháng một = month 1.

     

    The days of the week in Vietnamese

    As mentioned before, there are no specific names for the days of the week. 

    Ngày means literally day and can be placed in front of the days but it is mostly left out in the spoken language.

    English Vietnamese
    Sunday chủ nhật
    Monday thứ hai 
    Tuesday thứ ba
    Wednesday thứ tư
    Thurday thứ năm
    Friday

    thứ sáu

    Saturday thứ bảy

     

    • Chủ nhật means main day and that's when the week starts. That's why Monday continues with day 2.

    The months of the year in Vietnamese

    Tháng again means literally month and you count them as follows:

    English Vietnamese
    January tháng một
    February tháng hai
    March tháng ba
    April tháng tư
    May tháng năm
    June tháng sáu
    July tháng bảy
    August tháng tám
    September tháng chín
    October tháng mười
    November tháng mười một
    December tháng mười hai

     

    The seasons in Vietnamese

    For the word season, the Vietnamese use mùa and then add the word for the specific season:

    Season English Vietnamese
    spring spring mùa xuân
    summer summer mùa hè
    autumn autumn  mùa thu
    winter winter mùa đông

     

    How to say the date in Vietnamese

    If you want to tell the date in Vietnamese, you should remember the following format first DD/MM/YYYY.

    For day you use ngày, for month tháng and for year năm:

    • Ngày + (1-31) + tháng + (1-12) + năm (xxxx)
    • e.g. 31/07/2017 = ngày ba mốt tháng bảy năm hai nghìn không trăm mười bảy

    Summary

    This was pretty easy, wasn't it? Instead of needing to learn new vocabulary, you can just name the days and months by counting them. How convenient! Let's test your skills with our exercises!

    Exercises

    Fill in the blanks exercise - days, months and seasons

    Days, months and seasons Vietnamese exercise