Lesson 41: Vietnamese vocabulary for different types of drinks

Vietnamese vocabulary for different types of drinks includes a variety of beverages, both traditional and modern, that are enjoyed in Vietnam. Here’s a detailed guide to help you learn the names and descriptions of various drinks in Vietnamese, covering categories such as water and soft drinks, coffee and tea, alcoholic beverages, juices and smoothies, and traditional drinks.


Water and Soft Drinks

Vocabulary

  • Water – Nước
  • Mineral water – Nước khoáng
  • Sparkling water – Nước có ga
  • Soda – Nước ngọt
  • Coca-Cola – Coca-Cola
  • Pepsi – Pepsi
  • Sprite – Sprite
  • Fanta – Fanta
  • Lemonade – Nước chanh
  • Iced tea – Trà đá

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Example Sentences

  • I would like a glass of water.
  • Tôi muốn một ly nước.

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  • Do you have mineral water?
  • Bạn có nước khoáng không?

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  • He bought a bottle of Coca-Cola.
  • Anh ấy mua một chai Coca-Cola.

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  • Iced tea is very refreshing.
  • Trà đá rất mát.

Coffee and Tea

Vocabulary

  • Coffee – Cà phê
  • Black coffee – Cà phê đen
  • Milk coffee – Cà phê sữa
  • Iced coffee – Cà phê đá
  • Vietnamese iced coffee – Cà phê sữa đá
  • Espresso – Cà phê espresso
  • Latte – Cà phê latte
  • Cappuccino – Cà phê cappuccino
  • Green tea – Trà xanh
  • Herbal tea – Trà thảo mộc

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Example Sentences

  • I drink coffee every morning.
  • Tôi uống cà phê mỗi sáng.

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  • She ordered a cup of green tea.
  • Cô ấy gọi một tách trà xanh.
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  • I like my coffee with milk.
  • Tôi thích cà phê với sữa.

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  • Espresso is very strong.
  • Cà phê espresso rất mạnh.

Alcoholic Beverages

Vocabulary

  • Beer – Bia
  • Wine – Rượu vang
  • Red wine – Rượu vang đỏ
  • White wine – Rượu vang trắng
  • Champagne – Rượu sâm banh
  • Whiskey – Rượu whisky
  • Vodka – Rượu vodka
  • Rum – Rượu rum
  • Cocktail – Cốc tai
  • Liquor – Rượu mạnh

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Example Sentences

  • He enjoys drinking beer with friends.
  • Anh ấy thích uống bia với bạn bè.

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  • Would you like a glass of red wine?
  • Bạn có muốn một ly rượu vang đỏ không?

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  • They celebrated with champagne.
  • Họ ăn mừng với rượu sâm banh.

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  • She made a delicious cocktail.
  • Cô ấy pha một cốc tai ngon.

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  • Whiskey is a popular liquor.
  • Rượu whisky là một loại rượu mạnh phổ biến.

Juices and Smoothies

Vocabulary

  • Orange juice – Nước cam
  • Apple juice – Nước táo
  • Grape juice – Nước nho
  • Pineapple juice – Nước dứa
  • Mango juice – Nước xoài
  • Strawberry smoothie – Sinh tố dâu
  • Banana smoothie – Sinh tố chuối
  • Mixed fruit smoothie – Sinh tố trái cây hỗn hợp
  • Coconut water – Nước dừa
  • Carrot juice – Nước ép cà rốt

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Example Sentences

  • I like to drink orange juice in the morning.
  • Tôi thích uống nước cam vào buổi sáng.

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  • She made a strawberry smoothie.
  • Cô ấy làm một ly sinh tố dâu.

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  • Coconut water is very refreshing.
  • Nước dừa rất mát mẻ.

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  • He prefers grape juice over apple juice.
  • Anh ấy thích nước nho hơn nước táo.

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  • Mixed fruit smoothies are very nutritious.
  • Sinh tố trái cây hỗn hợp rất bổ dưỡng.

Describing Drinks

Useful Adjectives

  • Delicious – Ngon
  • Sweet – Ngọt
  • Bitter – Đắng
  • Sour – Chua
  • Refreshing – Mát mẻ
  • Hot – Nóng
  • Cold – Lạnh
  • Spicy – Cay
  • Creamy – Béo
  • Nutritious – Bổ dưỡng

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Example Sentences

  • This coffee is very delicious.
  • Cà phê này rất ngon.

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  • The lemonade is too sour.
  • Nước chanh quá chua.

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  • The herbal tea is very refreshing.
  • Trà thảo mộc rất mát mẻ.

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  • This smoothie is creamy and sweet.
  • Sinh tố này béo và ngọt.

Cultural Insights

  1. Coffee Culture: Vietnamese coffee culture is rich and varied, with popular drinks like cà phê sữa đá (iced milk coffee) and cà phê trứng (egg coffee) being unique to the country.
  2. Tea Traditions: Tea is an integral part of Vietnamese hospitality, often served to guests and during ceremonies.
  3. Healthy Drinks: Traditional Vietnamese drinks like nước mía (sugarcane juice) and nước rau má (pennywort juice) are valued for their refreshing taste and health benefits.

Conclusion

Learning Vietnamese vocabulary for different types of drinks allows you to navigate menus, order beverages, and engage in conversations about drinks with ease. By familiarizing yourself with these terms and practicing them in context, you can enhance your language skills and enjoy a wide variety of Vietnamese beverages. Use these words and phrases in real-life situations, explore local drinks when in Vietnam, and appreciate the rich beverage culture of the country.


Lesson 42: Ordering drinks in various settings in Vietnamese