Vietnamese 101

b
like 'b' in "bed"
c
like 'c' in "cat", with a hint of the 'g' in "gone"
d
in the South (Saigon), like 'y' in "yes"; in the North (Hanoi), like 'z' in "zip"
đ
like 'd' in "dog"
g
like 'g' in "go"
h
like 'h' in "help"
k
like 'c' in "cat", with a hint of the 'g' in "gone"
l
like 'l' in "love" -Used only at the beginning of a syllable
m
like 'm' in "mother"
n
like 'n' in "nice"
p
like 'p' in "pig" - Used only at the end of a syllable
r
like 'r' in "row", or like 'tt' in "butter" (when said quickly in the American accent)
s
like 'ss' in "hiss"
t
like 'th' in "thunder"
v
like 'v' in "victory"
x
like 's' in "kicks"
y
like 'y' in "yes"

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