Vietnamese slangs for human body parts | Learn Vietnamese With SVFF

Welcome to SVFF Tiếng Việt giọng miền Nam! If you’re a foreigner interested in learning Vietnamese, you’re in the right place. Today, join me, Hà , Mậu, as we delve into vocabulary related to different parts of the human body.

Let’s dive right in!

  1. Lỗ Tay Trâu (Buffalo’s Horns): Ever heard of “lỗ tay trâu”? It literally translates to “buffalo’s horns.” But what does that mean? Well, it’s a colloquial term for fingers! In Vietnamese culture, we often use colorful expressions like this.
  2. Não Phẳng (Flat Brain): Here’s a quirky one: “não phẳng” or “flat brain.” It’s a humorous way to say someone is not very smart. Remember, it’s all in good fun!
  3. Hoa Tây (Western Flowers): “Hoa Tây” refers to the palm of your hand. If your palm forms a circle, it’s called “hoa tây.” In Vietnam, having “hoa tây” is often associated with artistic skills.
  4. Lưng Dài (Long Back): In Vietnamese culture, “lưng dài” or “long back” is believed to signify hardworking individuals. Whether there’s truth to it or not, it’s an interesting cultural belief.
  5. Lưỡi Không Xương (Boneless Tongue): Have you ever been told you have a “lưỡi không xương”? It means you’re good at talking but not necessarily in a positive way. Watch out for those sharp tongues!
  6. Ruột Để Ngoài Da (Intestines Outside the Skin): Imagine having your intestines outside your body! It’s a humorous way of saying someone speaks without filtering their thoughts. Remember to think before you speak!
  7. Mặt Dày (Thick Face): “Mặt dày” describes someone who is shameless or thick-skinned. It’s a light-hearted term often used among friends.
  8. Hoa Mắt (Eye Flowers): “Hoa mắt” refers to stars or spots you see when you rub your eyes too hard. It’s a playful way of teasing someone about their vision.

Now, it’s time for a little game! Look at the pictures on the screen and match the Vietnamese words with the corresponding body parts. Don’t forget to comment your answers below!

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