How to introduce yourself in Vietnamese
Whether you are an expat, a student or have personal interest in learning Vietnamese, this chapter will teach you how to introduce yourself. After completing this chapter, you will be able to greet, to say your name, how you are, where you come from and how old you are. In general, it is very important to know how to address the person you are talking to. In this chapter, we will only cover the general forms.
In this table, we will provide you with a general way of greeting.
|Hello!||Xin chào!||More formal, when the other person is a stranger i.e. when a waiter greets you|
"My name is" in Vietnamese
Below you can find the expressions with regard to asking for and telling the name.
|What's your name?||Bạn tên là gì?||Bạn literally means "friend", therefore only in informal settings, when addressant is more a less the same age|
|My name is ...||Tôi tên là ...||Formal but when only when there is no significant age difference|
|Nice to meet you.||Rất vui được gặp bạn.||Informal, when the other person is more a less the same age|
"How are you" in Vietnamese
We will provide you with the phrases of asking how someone is doing and the response accordingly.
|How are you?||Bạn có khỏe không?||Again only in informal settings with persons more or less the same age|
|I'm good, thanks.||Tôi khỏe, cảm ơn.||More formal way of responding when the age difference is not clear.|
|Very good.||Rất khỏe.||-|
|Not very good.||Không khỏe lắm.||-|
|I'm not well.||Tôi không có khỏe.||
More formal way of responding when the age difference is not clear.
Where are you from?
Here you will learn some expressions of where you come from.
|Where are you from?||Bạn từ đâu đến?||
Again only in informal settings with persons more or less the same age
|I'm from ...||Tôi đến từ ...||More formal, when age difference is not clear|
|Where do you live?||Bạn sống ở đâu?||Informal, when more or less the same age|
|I live in ...||Tôi sống ở...||
More formal, when age difference is not clear
What do you do?
Here you will learn a few phrases about what you do and some possible answers.
What do you do for work?
|Bạn làm việc gì?|
What do you do?
|Bạn làm gì?|
I am a (translator, businessman/-woman)
|Tôi làm (phiên dịch viên / nhà kinh doanh).|
|I am a student.||Tôi là sinh viên.|
"How old are you" in Vietnamese
We will show you how to ask for the age and how to respond to it in the table below.
|How old are you?||Bạn bao nhiêu tuổi?|
|I am ...||Tôi ... tuổi.|
Obviously, Vietnamese is not the easiest language to learn but we are sure you will be able to introduce yourself in Vietnamese after completing this chapter. To train your skills, you might want to try out our free exercises!
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