How to say shrimp in Vietnamese: Tôm


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How to say shrimp in Vietnamese: Tôm

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

To say shrimp in Vietnamese: Tôm
Say it out loud: “Tom

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Some more helpful words in our Vietnamese Seafood category:

crab – Cua  (Koo-Uh)
fish – Cá  (Ka)
lobster – Tôm Hùm  (Tom Hoom)
salmon – Cá Hồi  (Ca Hoy)
shellfish – Sò  (Saw)
shrimp – Tôm  (Tom)
tuna – Cá Ngừ  (Ca Ngu)

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

Arabic–Jambari  (jam ba ri)
Chinese–Xiārén  (Shya Ren)
Croatian–morski račić  (more skee rah chich)
Czech–kreveta  (kreh veh tah)
Finnish–katkarapu  (cut kah rah poh)
French–crevette  (cruh vet)
German–shrimp  (zrimp)
Italian–gamberetto  (gahm bear et o)
Japanese–Ebi  (Eh Bee)
Korean–Saeu  (Sae Woo)
Polish–krewetka  (kre vet' ka)
Portuguese–Camarão  (kah maa rah-oo)
Russian–krevetka  (cree vyet kah)
Spanish–camarones  (kah ma rōn' ace)
Swahili–uduvi  (oo doo vee)
Thai–Kung  (GOONG)
Turkish–karides  (kah ree dehs)
Vietnamese–Tôm  (Tom)

While not all your visits will lead you to a seafood loving culture, it does not hurt to learn what they are referred to in the particular language. For example "shrimp" (Tôm) in Vietnamese, so that you are able to enquire whether they consider that particular delicacy part of their food item.

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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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