Vietnamese Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

The 5th Vietnamese lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Vietnamese Classes.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Vietnamese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Vietnamese

Feminine Vietnamese Audio
Boycậu bé
Girlcô bé
Manngười đàn ông
Womanngười phụ nữ
Brotheranh em
Sisterchị em
ActorNam diễn viên
ActressNữ diễn viên
Cat (Masc.)Mèo đực
Cat (Fem.)Mèo cái

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Vietnamese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Vietnamese Gender in a Sentence

English Vietnamese Audio
He is tallAnh ấy cao
She is tallCô ấy cao
He is a short manAnh ấy là một người đàn ông thấp
She is a short womanCô ấy là một người phụ nữ thấp
He is GermanAnh ấy là người Đức
She is GermanCô ấy là người Đức
Japanese men are friendlyĐàn ông Nhật rất thân thiện
Japanese women are friendlyPhụ nữ Nhật rất thân thiện


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Vietnamese

Clothes Vietnamese Audio
Beltdây thắt lưng
Clothesquần áo
Coatáo khoác
Glasseskính mắt
GlovesGăng tay
Hatmũ hoặc nón
Jacketáo giắc-két
Pants (Trousers)quần dài
Shirtáo sơ mi
Socksbít tất / vớ
Suitbộ veston
Sweateráo len chui đầu
Tiecà vạt
Umbrellaô hoặc dù
Underwearđồ lót
Watchđồng hồ


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Daily Conversation in Vietnamese

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Vietnamese Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Vietnamese

Do you like my dress?Bạn có thích cái váy của tôi không?
I lost my socksTôi đã làm mất đôi tất của mình
It looks good on youBạn mặc vậy trông đẹp đấy
She has a beautiful ringCô ấy có một cái nhẫn đẹp
These pants (trousers) are longCái quần này dài
These shoes are smallNhững chiếc giày này nhỏ
Where are you from?Bạn từ đâu tới?
I'm from the U.STôi đến từ Hoa Kỳ
I'm AmericanTôi là người Mỹ
Where do you live?Bạn sống ở đâu?
I live in the U.STôi sống ở Mỹ
Do you like it here?Bạn có thích cuộc sống ở đây không?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Vietnamese about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Vietnamese Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Vietnamese homepage.