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20:14 Mar 22, 2003
English to Vietnamese translations [Non-PRO]
Names (personal, company) / name
English term or phrase: kimberly

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Shane Wall



10 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

Hi Kimberly,
Most western names have no Vietnamese equivalent, especially multi-syllable names. However, "Kim" IS a Vietnamese female name, and also the title of perhaps the greatest literary work in Vietnamese history. I'd suggest just Kim.

It is possible to transliterate names, but they sound slightly odd when spoken in Vietnamese, and since ALL Vietnamese names have meanings, you might get some odd looks. In your case, the sounds "Kim-ber-ly" do exist in Vietnamese. Your name would translate as "The glass butter needle"!

Hope that helps.
Warm regards,

Shane Wall
Local time: 06:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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