(Loa) Tricky Viet Names
By Gia Linh
Published May 24, 2015; Episode 5
Vietnamese names are hard to remember and even harder to pronounce – if you’re a non-native tongue.
Sometimes it can cause a bit of an awkward situation when Vietnamese names, like Bích, or Phúc, resemble profanities in English. It is best to ask the other person how their names should be pronounced. They will appreciate your consideration and effort even if you don’t say it correctly. But when in a bind, the following cheat sheet will provide the phonetic spelling of some common tricky Vietnamese names.