Vietnamese 101

a
like 'a' in "father": ba
ă
like 'a' in "father", except said very quickly: chăn
â
like 'u' in "hut", except shorter: sân
e
like 'eah' in "yeah": che
ê
like the Canadian English "eh": cà phê
i
like 'ee' in "see" or "deed": pin
o
like "awwwww...", but not quite as long: lý do
ô
like the first component of the diphthong 'ow' in "low": á-lô
ơ
like â, except longer:
u
like 'oo' in "hoop": Na Uy
ư
like 'oo' in "book", with a hint of the 'i' in "lick": thư

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