Xin chào! (Hello)

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President: Thu Hoang
Phone: 801-319-1849


Useful Vietnamese Words

Xin chào /Xin-chao/ Hello
Bạn có khỏe không /Bon-ca -koe-kong/ How are you?
Tôi khỏe /Toi-koe/ I’m fine
Cám ơn /Caem-on/ Thank you
Tạm biệt /Taem-biet/ Good bye
Tôi yêu bạn /Toi-yeu-bon/ I love you

Fun Facts

  1. The current capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. We used to have Hue as the old capital city. 
  2. The biggest and most dynamic city in Vietnam is Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City).
  3. We have 54 ethnic groups in our country (H'mong is one of these). Our most populated ethnic is Viet (88% of the population).
  4. Our traditional dress is called Ao-dai.
  5. Some interesting things that you can find in Vietnam: monochord, water puppetry, One Pillar pagoda, Central highland music, etc.
  6. We have lots of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in our country, such as: Phong Nha - Ke Bang (a National Park in Quang Binh), Ha Long Bay, Complex of Hue Monument, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, etc.
  7. The most popular religion in our country is Buddhism (approximately 85% of our citizens are Buddhists).
  8. From elementary school to high school, students are required to wear uniform when they go to class. Different schools have different uniforms.
  9. Vietnamese cuisine traditionally features a combination of five fundamental taste "elements" in the overall meal. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. 
  10. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is known for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables, and is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.