Vietnamese alphabet

LetterEnglish soundPronunciation
aα:a’ as in father
âɜu’ as in but
ăαa’ as in hat
bɓb’ as in big
ckc’ as in cat
cht∫, cch’ as in church
dz, jz’ as in zoo (north), ‘y’ as in yes (south)
đɗd’ as in done
eεe’ as in get
êea’ as in mate
gɣg’ as in good
ghɣg’ as in good
giz, jz’ as in zoo (north), ‘y’ as in yes (south)
hhh’ as in house
iii’ as in machine (north), ‘b’ as in bit (south)
kkc’ as in cat
khkh, xch’ as in the German Bach
lll’ as in life
mmm’ as in man
nnn’ as in nice
ngŋng’ as in singer
nghŋng’ as in singer
nhɲny’ as in cranyon
oɔo’ as in hot
ôooa’ as in boat
ơɜ:u’ as in fur
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phff’ as in find
qukwqu’ as in queue
rz, ɹz’ as in zoo (north), ‘r’ as in ring (south)
ss, ∫s’ as in sore (north), ‘s’ as in sure (south)
ttt’ as in stop
ththt’ as in top
trt∫, ʈɽch’ as in church (north), ‘tr’ as in tree (south)
uʊoo’ as in boot
ưɨoo’ as in boot
vv, jv’ as in van (north), ‘y’ as in yes (south)
xss’ as in sore
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