Lesson 13: Vietnamese vocabulary about goods and currency

When learning Vietnamese, it is essential to know the vocabulary related to goods and currency, especially if you are planning to shop or conduct business in Vietnam. “Lesson 13: Vietnamese vocabulary about goods and currency” will provide you with a comprehensive list of words and phrases related to goods (hàng hóa) and currency (tiền tệ) in Vietnamese.


Goods — Hàng Hóa

1. General Terms for Goods:

  • Hàng hóa — Goods
  • Sản phẩm — Product
  • Hàng hóa tiêu dùng — Consumer goods
  • Thực phẩm — Food products

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2. Types of Goods:

  • Đồ ăn — Food
  • Đồ uống — Drinks
  • Quần áo — Clothes
  • Giày dép — Footwear
  • Đồ điện tử —- Electronics
  • Đồ gia dụng — Household goods
  • Đồ chơi — Toys
  • Sách — Books

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3. Describing Goods:

  • Chất lượng — Quality
  • Giá cả — Price
  • Rẻ — Cheap
  • Đắt — Expensive
  • Mới — New
  • Cũ — Old

Currency — Tiền Tệ

1. General Terms for Currency:

  • Tiền tệ: Currency
  • Tiền: Money

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2. Types of Currency:

  • Tiền mặt — Cash
  • Thẻ tín dụng — Credit card
  • Tiền xu — Coins

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3. Vietnamese Currency:

  • Đồng — Vietnamese dong (VND)
  • Một nghìn đồng — One thousand dong (1,000 VND)
  • Mười nghìn đồng — Ten thousand dong (10,000 VND)
  • Một trăm nghìn đồng — One hundred thousand dong (100,000 VND)
  • Một triệu đồng — One million dong (1,000,000 VND)

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4. Describing Transactions:

  • Giá bao nhiêu? — How much does it cost?
  • Tôi muốn mua… — I want to buy…
  • Bạn có thể giảm giá không? — Can you give me a discount?
  • Trả bằng tiền mặt — Pay by cash
  • Trả bằng thẻ — Pay by card

Practice Dialogues

Dialogue 1: Buying Food at a Market

Person A:

  • Giá bao nhiêu một cân táo?
  • How much is one kilogram of apples?

Person B:

  • Hai mươi nghìn đồng một cân.
  • Twenty thousand dong per kilogram.

Person A:

  • Tôi muốn mua hai cân.
  • I want to buy two kilograms.

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Dialogue 2: Shopping for Clothes

Person A:

  • Chiếc áo này giá bao nhiêu?
  • How much is this shirt?

Person B:

  • Ba trăm nghìn đồng.
  • Three hundred thousand dong.

Person A:

  • Bạn có thể giảm giá không?
  • Can you give me a discount?

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Dialogue 3: Paying at a Restaurant

Person A:

  • Tổng cộng là bao nhiêu?
  • How much is the total?

Person B:

  • Năm trăm năm mươi nghìn đồng.
  • Five hundred fifty thousand dong.

Person A:

  • Tôi trả bằng thẻ.
  • I will pay by card.

Having a strong grasp of Vietnamese vocabulary about goods and currency is crucial for anyone interacting in Vietnamese markets, shops, or any financial transactions. This guide provides you with the necessary words and phrases, along with practical examples and dialogues, to help you navigate these situations with confidence. Practice these terms to enhance your communication skills and make your experience in Vietnam more enjoyable and efficient.


Lesson 14: Asking prices and bargaining in Vietnamese