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06:05 Jan 13, 2003
English to Vietnamese translations [Non-PRO]
IT (Information Technology) / IT
English term or phrase: hello
how to greet someone in this dialect

Summary of answers provided
5Chao + Pronoun
Shane Wall
4 +1Xin chào
Rowan Morrell



39 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Xin chào

Sorry, I don't know Malay (or much Vietnamese), but I believe this is how you say "Hello" or "Hi" in Vietnamese.

Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  caotien: chào+pronoun for whom you say "hello" (anh, em, ông, bà, chị, cô, bác...)
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Chao + Pronoun

Hi Along,
Chao {Chow) literally means "Hello", but it is not used by itself, it is followed by a personal pronoun.

Chao +
Ong = man quite older than speaker
Ba = woman quite older than speaker
Anh = man slightly older than speaker
Chi = woman slightly older than speaker
Co = young woman
Em = man/woman younger than speaker
Con = a child

There are many more, but these are the main ones we use.


Warm regards,


Shane Wall
Local time: 10:31
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in VietnameseVietnamese
PRO pts in category: 4
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