Common Vietnamese verbs: Daily activities | Learn Vietnamese With SVFF

Welcome to SFF Tiếng Việt Cho Người Nước Ngoài! If you’re here, it means you’re ready to dive into learning Vietnamese daily activities. Today, we’ll be focusing on some of the most common verbs that will help you express yourself fluently in Vietnamese. So, let’s get started!

1. Ngủ (Sleep)

Ngủ is a fundamental activity in everyone’s daily routine. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, knowing how to talk about sleep is essential.

Example conversation:

  • M: Em ngủ lúc mấy giờ? (What time do you sleep?)
  • E: Em ngủ lúc 12 giờ. (I sleep at 12 o’clock.)
  • M: Anh ngủ lúc mấy giờ à? (What time do you sleep?)
  • E: Anh ngủ lúc 9:00 tối. (I sleep at 9:00 PM.)

2. Thức dậy (Wake up)

Thức dậy means to wake up, the opposite of ngủ (sleep). Let’s see how it’s used in a conversation:

Example conversation:

  • M: Anh thức dậy lúc mấy giờ? (What time do you wake up?)
  • E: Anh thức dậy lúc 7:00 sáng. (I wake up at 7:00 AM.)
  • M: Anh ngủ 12 tiếng rồi đó. (You’ve slept for 12 hours already.)
  • E: Thức nhậy đi anh. (Wake up already.)

3. Đánh răng (Brush teeth)

Keeping good oral hygiene is important. Let’s learn how to say “brush teeth” in Vietnamese:

Example conversation:

  • M: Em nhớ phải đánh răng thường xuyên. (Remember to brush your teeth regularly.)
  • E: Em đánh răng thường xuyên mỗi ngày. (I brush my teeth regularly every day.)

4. Rửa mặt (Wash face)

Starting your day with a fresh face is refreshing. Here’s how to talk about washing your face:

Example conversation:

  • M: Anh rửa mặt đi. (Go wash your face.)
  • E: Anh đã rửa mặt hôm nay rồi. (I’ve already washed my face today.)

5. Thay đồ (Change clothes)

Changing clothes is part of our daily routine, whether it’s for comfort or style:

Example conversation:

  • M: Anh đi đâu mà thay đồ đẹp vậy? (Where are you going that you’re changing into nice clothes?)
  • E: Anh đi gặp khách hàng. (I’m meeting clients.)
  • M: Ừ, anh đi khách. (Ah, you’re meeting clients.)

6. Cười (Laugh)

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. Let’s learn how to express laughter in Vietnamese:

Example conversation:

  • M: Anh xem gì mà cười dữ vậy? (What are you watching that you’re laughing so much?)
  • E: Anh đang xem video của SFF. (I’m watching SFF’s video.)
  • M: Ồ, hay quá. (Oh, it’s so good.)

7. Khóc (Cry)

Expressing emotions is an essential part of communication. Here’s how to talk about crying:

Example conversation:

  • M: Tại sao em khóc? (Why are you crying?)
  • E: Em không mua được vé họng hường. (I couldn’t buy Black Pink’s concert tickets.)
  • M: Hường là Pink Black đó, anh à. (Hường is Black Pink, isn’t it?)

8. Nói (Speak/Talk)

Communication is key. Let’s learn how to talk about speaking:

Example conversation:

  • M: Alo, anh nói gì em không nghe. (Hello, what are you saying? I can’t hear you.)
  • E: Em thay điện thoại mới. (I’m getting a new phone.)
  • M: Anh nói gì không? (What did you say?)

9. Cho (Give)

Giving and receiving are integral to human interaction. Let’s see how to use “cho” in a conversation:

Example conversation:

  • M: Anh cho em chiếc nhẫn này đẹp quá. (You’re giving me this beautiful ring.)
  • E: Ok, anh cho em. (Okay, I’ll give it to you.)
  • M: Em cho anh xin 50 triệu nhé. (Can you give me 50 million?)

10. Biết (Know)

Knowledge is power. Let’s learn how to talk about knowing something:

Example conversation:

  • M: Em biết đây là ai không? (Do you know who this is?)
  • E: Đây là ba đúng không? (This is dad, isn’t it?)
  • M: Không, cái này là hình của anh mà. (No, this is a picture of me.)

In conclusion, mastering Vietnamese daily activities is an essential step towards fluency in the language. Practice these verbs regularly, and soon you’ll be able to express yourself confidently in Vietnamese. Cảm ơn bạn for joining us today, and bye for now!

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