How do you pronounce Thi Bui?
In well-chosen words and black-and-white drawings splashed with a fiery orange wash, Thi Bui (pronounced TEE BOO-ee) tells this fierce story.
How do you pronounce Nguyen in English?
Southern Vietnamese tend to clip some of their sounds, so Nguyen would be pronounced something like “Win” or “Wen.” Northern Vietnamese would keep it, giving a pronunciation more like “N’Win” or “Nuh’Win,” all done as best you can in one syllable.
How do you pronounce Bao Phi?
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My name is Bao Phi. That’s pronounced bow, as in take a bow, and fee, as in you have to pay a fee. Bao means treasure, and Phi means quickly flying, or swift.
What are common Vietnamese names?
The most common are Le, Pham, Tran, Ngo, Vu, Do, Dao, Duong, Dang, Dinh, Hoang and Nguyen – the Vietnamese equivalent of Smith. About 50 percent of Vietnamese have the family name Nguyen. The given name, which appears last, is the name used to address someone, preceded by the appropriate title.
What is a Nguyen?
Nguyen is the most common surname in Vietnam and among the top 100 last names in the United States, Australia, and France. Meaning “musical instrument” and actually rooted in Chinese, Nguyen is an interesting name that you’ll encounter throughout the world. Alternate spellings include Nyguyen, Ruan, Yuen, and Yuan.