How to say Hello in Vietnamese: Chào

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How to say Hello in Vietnamese: Chào

Learning Vietnamese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say Hello in Vietnamese: Chào
Say it out loud: “Jow

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Some more helpful words in our Vietnamese Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – Khỏe, Cảm Ơn.  (Hwey-Uh, Kam Uhn)
Good Afternoon – Chào Buổi Chiều  (Jow Buoy Je'w)
Good Evening – Chào Buổi Tối  (Jow Buoy Doy)
Good Morning – Chào Buổi Sáng  (Jow Buoy Sang)
Good Night – Chúc Ngủ Ngon  (Chuk Ngoo Ngon)
Goodbye – Tạm Biệt  (Tam Bee-Et)
Hello – Chào  (Jow)
How are you? – Bạn Khỏe Không?  (Ban Hwey-Uh Khom?)
Pleased to meet you – Rất Vui Được Gặp Bạn.  (Rut Vooey Dook Gup Ban)

And here’s how to say Hello in other languages!

Arabic–Marhaban  (mar ha ban)
Chinese–Nǐhǎo  (Nee Hao)
Croatian–halo  (ha lō)
Czech–Ahoy  (UH hoy)
Finnish–Hei  (hay)
French–bonjour  (bohn zhourh)
German–guten tag  (goo ten tahg)
Italian–buongiorno  (boo ohn johr noh)
Japanese–Konnichiwa  (Con Nee Chi Wah)
Korean–Annyeonghaseyo?  (Ahn Nyoung Hah Se Yo?)
Polish–Cześć  (che'shch)
Portuguese–Olá  (oh lah)
Russian–Privet  (Pree vyet)
Spanish–hola  (oh la)
Swahili–hujambo  (hoo jahm bo)
Thai–Sawat Di Khrap/Kha  (sa wat dee krahp/KAH)
Turkish–merhaba  (mehr' uh bah)
Vietnamese–Chào  (Jow)

There are phrases that have more than one use like in the case of "Hello" (Chào). This phrase can be used to open up a conversation, for example ""Hello" (Chào), can I please speak to the hotel manager?". "Hello" (Chào) can also be used to greet someone, it's informal and best suited among friends, for example "Hello, where did you disappear to last night?" Get instant access to the Vietnamese Language Set.

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Dang Van Tram
Biography: Hi, my name is Tram. I am originally from Quang Ngai City in central Vietnam, and now am living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a freelancer. I have a couple vacation apartment rentals in HCMC hosted on AirBNB.
Born: Quang Ngai City, Vietnam
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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