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65 Easy Names For Clothes In Vietnamese

May 30, 2022

Are you a shopaholic who happens to be living or vacationing in Vietnam? If that sounds like you, it's time to learn Vietnamese and start communicating about what you enjoy - clothes!

When you're learning a new language, remember that it's essential to learn vocabulary about what you're interested in! We know language learning can sometimes feel overwhelming with introductions, numbers, emergency vocabulary, common phrases, and everything else, but don't forget to learn words that you enjoy.

That's why we want to teach you 65 easy names for clothes in Vietnamese! That way, the next time you go to the local market or shopping mall, you can talk to the merchant about precisely what you want!

What Is The Traditional Vietnamese Clothing?

Clothes In Vietnamese

If you've ever traveled to Vietnam or seen photos of Vietnam, you're probably familiar with the traditional Vietnamese clothing known as an áo dài.

In Vietnamese, áo means "shirt," and dài means "long." So, when you put the two words together, the Vietnamese term refers to a "long shirt." If you've ever seen an áo dài in person or worn one yourself, you know it's like a tunic over trousers. What's fun about this garment is that you can find it in every pattern! But, if you still can't find one you like, you can even have one custom-made with the exact pattern you want.

If you happen to be in Hanoi, don't forget to visit Luong Van Can Street, where you can get fitted for an áo dài. If you want to see even more beautiful patterns, you can head to the city of Huế, which is known for its áo dài.

Typically, men and women wear the áo dài for special occasions, such as weddings, graduations, and the new year festival. However, you might see some female high school teachers wearing it. Nowadays, the áo dài is even worn in the famous "Miss Ao Dai" pageants, which have caused the garment to gain significant attention from those overseas.

There is even an áo dài festival held every year in San Jose, California, by Jenny Do. Since San Jose is home to a large Vietnamese community, the festival aims to showcase áo dài from international designers. Looking at recent áo dài designs, you might notice that a shorter, more modern version is becoming more popular. This is known as the áo dài cách tân and is often worn by the younger generation.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the áo dài is one of the few Vietnamese words that appear in the English dictionary?

Names For Clothes In Vietnamese

Names For Clothes In Vietnamese

We've divided up the clothing vocabulary into the seasons you'd typically wear them in to make things easier. For example, if you want to know how to say "scarf" in Vietnamese, then you can check out the "Winter Clothing" section!

Now, it's time to learn Vietnamese!

Summer Clothing

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Costumetrang phục
Dressđầm
Flip flopsdép tông
Sandalsdép xăng đan
Shortsquần short
Slippersdép lê
Skirtváy ngắn
Swimsuitđồ bơi
Tanktopáo ba lỗ
Tiecà vạt
T-shirtÁo thun

Fall Clothing

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Blazeráo khoác nỉ
Braáo lót
Coatáo choàng
Hoodieáo trùm đầu
JacketÁo khoác
Polo shirtáo thun có cổ
School uniformđồng phục học sinh
Sneakersgiày thể thao
Sweateráo len
Underwearđồ lót

Winter Clothing

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Button-down shirtáo sơ mi cài cúc
Hat
Long sleeve shirttay áo dài
Pantsquân dai
Scarfkhăn quàng cổ
Shoesđôi giày
Suitbộ đồ
Sweatshirtáo nỉ
Trousersquần
Vestáo vest

Spring Clothing

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Bootsngười đánh giày
Cargo pantsquần vận chuyển hàng hóa
Dress shirtáo sơ mi
High heelscao gót
Jeansquần jean
Raincoatáo mưa
ShirtsÁo sơ mi
Socksvớ
Tennis shoesgiày tennis

Different Fabrics In Vietnamese

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Canvastranh sơn dầu
Clothvải
Corduroyvải nhung
Cottonbông
Denimvải denim
Laceren
Leatherda thuộc
Linenlanh
Rubbercao su tẩy
Satinsa tanh
Silklụa
Spandexvải thun
Velvetnhung
Woollen

Additional Terms To Learn

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
Clothingquần áo
Men's clothingquần áo nam
Size smallkích thước nhỏ
Size mediumkích thước trung bình
Size largecỡ lớn
Skirtsváy
Tight fitting clothingquần áo bó sát
To try onthử
Wearing clothesmặc quần áo
Women's clothingquần áo phụ nữ

There you go! We hope this vocabulary has helped you learn Vietnamese!

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Names For Clothes In Vietnamese

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