This collection of photos of Vietnam in 1992 was taken by famed French photographer Raymond Depardon.
Here are all the words & phrases you need to talk about birthdays in Vietnamese:
Birthday: Sinh nhật
Today is my birthday: Hôm nay là sinh nhật của tôi
Happy birthday: chúc mừng sinh nhật
Born: sinh ra
Where were you born? Bạn sinh ra ở đâu
I was born in Australia: tôi sinh ra ở Úc
When is your birthday? Bạn sinh ngày nào?
How old are you? : Bạn bao nhiêu tuổi?
I am thirty years old: Tôi ba mươi tuổi
We think you’ll fall in love with these illustrations of Hanoi bicycles & motorbikes by Eisen Bernard Bernardo
With the Mid-Autumn festival coming up fast, here’s the top 4 gifts you should never give a Vietnamese person:
So what should you give your Vietnamese friends during the Mid-Autumn Festival? Moon cakes – pure and simple. No need to supplement the gift with flowers or wine – just moon cakes is the norm.
Trời mưa: It’s raining
Trời gió: It’s windy
Hôm nay trời ấm: It’s warm today
Hôm nay trời lanh: It’s cold today
Mùa xuân: spring
Mùa hẹ: summer
Mùa thu: autumn/fall
Mùa đông: winter
Mùa hẹ rất là nắng: It’s really sunny during summer
Tôi thích ở trong nhà vào mùa đông: During winter, I like to stay at home
Thỉnh thoảng Hà Nôi có bốn mùa trong một ngày: Sometimes Hanoi has 4 seasons in one day
Hôm nay thời tiết thế nào? :What’s the weather like today?
This Sunday 20th August, come visit the Tay Ho Artisan Bites Food Market at Emporium, featuring locally-made, organic (or close to organic) products!
The market’s mission is to provide a platform to support existing, up-and-coming businesses as they sell their homemade, or handmade foods within the local community.
It’s all all about community and we want to invite you to sample new products, give direct feedback and purchase your favorite artisan bites to enjoy at home.
Join us for the inaugural market on August 20th from 9am to 3pm in front of the Emporium at 172 Xuan Dieu Street.