Tonight’s the eve for the Vietnamese new year! And even though I’m neither a Vietnamese nor currently in Vietnam, being someone trying to learn the language still makes me excited for this biggest festival in Vietnam — also known as Tết Nguyên đán, or simply Tết.
Here’s a video for my Vietnamese friend Anh and also for my friend Donna, who’s currently working in Saigon.
“I think I said the last syllable wrong… hahaha…”
As you may have known, it’s been years since I attempted learning Vietnamese, but I am still not good with it. Ha! My last syllable on the video, I believe, is wrong. It should have a rising tone. Huhuhu.
It’s still fun though. But I’m not full time on learning Vietnamese language. I guess that’s good for long-term memory.
What I said:
Chúc mừng năm mới
You may have guessed it, the greeting is:
Happy New Year!
To break the phrase down:
chúc mừng – congratulations, toasts or something like merry wishing
năm mới – new year
Simple, isn’t it?
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Em yeu anh!