Eating and Drinking
1. Learn how to describe your daily meals.
|Daily Meal||Bữa ăn hàng ngày|
|To have breakfast||Ăn sáng|
|To have lunch||Ăn trưa|
|To have dinner||Ăn tối|
|Everyday||Mỗi ngày / hàng ngày|
- In Vietnamese, there are many words for rice. For example: “gạo” is uncooked rice, and “cơm” is cooked rice.
2. Learn how to invite someone to eat.
In a Vietnamese family dinner, there are some traditions or rules have been followed, especially for the young.
- The younger should invite the elder to eat the food before eating. This is called “mời cơm”.
- Do not take food from the same plate at the same time with another person, but wait until that person finished with taking the food.
- When getting soup (“canh”), one should put down his chopsticks before holding the soup spoon. Do not hold the chopsticks and the soup spoon at the same time.
- When eating or drinking soup, try not to make noise.
|How many meals do you have a day?||Bạn ăn mấy bữa một ngày?|
|Three meals.||Ba bữa.|
|What are these meals?||Đó là những bữa nào?|
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner.||Bữa sáng, bữa trưa và bữa tối.|