How to say Color names in Vietnamese

Colors in Vietnamese

In this free lesson, you'll learn the Vietnamese words for basic colors.

This lesson will definitely be handy when going shopping! You can also start new conversations by talking about your favorite color.

Don't forget to create your own sentences in the comment section below, and I'll check them out!

Colors in Vietnamese

Here is a list of basic colors in Vietnamese to get you started!

  • màu ⇢ color
  • đỏ ⇢ red
  • hồng ⇢ pink
  • tím ⇢ purple
  • cam ⇢ orange
  • xanh lá ⇢ green
  • xanh dương ⇢ blue
  • trắng ⇢ white
  • xám ⇢ gray
  • vàng ⇢ yellow
  • đen ⇢ black
  • nâu ⇢ brown

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Example sentences

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màu ⇢ color

Bạn thích màu gì?
[ You-like-color-what? ]
What color do you like?


đỏ ⇢ red

Mình thích màu đỏ
[ I-like-color-red ]
I like red color


hồng ⇢ pink

Cổ thích màu hồng nhất
[ She-likes-color-pink-the most ]
She likes pink color the most


tím ⇢ purple

Ảnh không thích màu tím
[ He-doesn't-like-color-purple ]
He doesn't like purple color


cam ⇢ orange

Ba lô (màu) cam là của mình
[ Backpack-(color)-orange-is-mine ]
The orange (color) backpack is mine

Note: Của mình refer to the possession "mine". The word "của" literally means "of" or "belong to".


xanh lá ⇢ green

Ảnh mặc áo (màu) xanh lá
[ He-wears-top-(color)-green ]
He wears a green (color) top


trắng ⇢ white

Cổ mặc váy (màu) trắng
[ She-wears-skirt-(color)-white ]
She wears a white (color) skirt


xanh dương ⇢ blue

Mắt của ảnh màu xanh dương
[ Eyes-his-color-blue ]
His eyes are blue color


xám ⇢ gray

Điện thoại của mình màu xám
[ Phone-mine-gray ]
My phone is gray color


vàng ⇢ yellow / gold

Chuối chín màu vàng
[ Bananas-ripe-color-yellow ]
Ripe bananas are yellow


đen ⇢ black

Mình muốn mua hai cái quần màu đen
[ I-want-buy-two-pants-color-black ]
I want to buy two black pants


đen ⇢ black

Mình cần một đôi giày màu nâu
[ I-need-one-pair-shoes-color-brown ]
I need a pair of brown shoes




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