Christmas is not an official public holiday in Vietnam but that doesn't stop Vietnamese people from celebrating Christmas Eve, especially young people!
That's why today, we're going to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Vietnamese and how to wish someone a happy Christmas.
The word for 'Christmas' in Vietnamese is Giáng Sinh.
You will also come across other French-influenced words which are Noel and Nô-en (where they are both pronounced as 'Nô-en').
So here is how to say 'Christmas Festival'
Here are some common ways to say 'Merry Christmas' in Vietnamese that you should know.
Literally means 'congratulate on Christmas', where the word chúc mừng means 'to congratulate'.
Chúc mừng Giáng Sinh is a slightly more formal way to say 'Merry Christmas' in Vietnamese. You will mostly see it on banners and greeting cards.
Literally means 'Happy Christmas', where the word vui vẻ means 'happy', 'enjoyable'.
Giáng Sinh vui vẻ is the most common and casual way to say 'Merry Christmas' in Vietnamese.
You can also add the final nha or nhé to make it sound more 'lovely'.
Literally means 'Peaceful Christmas', where the word an lành means 'peace' or 'peaceful'.How to say "Happy New Year" & Wish Someone in Vietnamese
Lời chúc means wishes in Vietnamese. Simply follow the table below to learn how to wish someone a Merry Christmas.
Chúc bạn Giáng Sinh vui vẻ bên gia đình và bạn bè
Wish you a happy Christmas with family and friends
Chúc ba mẹ Giáng Sinh ấm áp bên con cháu
Wish dad & mom a warm Christmas with children/grandchildren
Here are some activities that young Vietnamese people often do during the Christmas period.
trang trí cây thông Nô-en
decorate Christmas tree ('trang trí' = to decorate)
viết thiệp Nô-en
write Christmas card
tặng quà Nô-en
gift Christmas present ('tặng' = to gift)
đi nhà thờ
go to the church ('nhà thờ' = church)
đi chơi với bạn
hang out with friends
đi ăn với bạn
eat out with friends
tổ chức tiệc Nô-en
host a Christmas party
Here are some other activities that you may do in your country on Christmas.
đi trượt tuyết
làm người tuyết
nướng bánh quy
viết thư cho ông già Nô-en
write letter to Santa Claus
Here are some common words that you might come across during Christmas time.
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