On our fifth meeting we were at Trung’s place and we learned a bit about the Vietnamese culture and language. Our goal was to just learn a bit about the culture and maybe some basic phrases. We did that while eating some Vietnamese food.
Some Vietnamese phrases we learned:
Hello – Xin chao (sin chow)
How are you? – Ban co khoe khong? (ban co kwe khome?)
Thank you – Xin Cam on (sin gahm un)
Coffee – Ca phe (cah feh)
We definitely learned a lot and got to know a lot about the Vietnamese culture. We had some difficulties with the pronunciation, because they use a lot of sounds and symbols that were unknown to us. But we solved that by writing the pronunciation in our own way. The language itself is very different, but interesting nevertheless.