This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Vietnamese. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Vietnamese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearsáng / rõ
darktối
colorcolormàu sắc
coloredcoloredcó màu
whitewhitetrắng
blackblackđen
yellowyellowvàng
orangeorangecam
redredđỏ
pinkpinkhồng
violetvioletmàu tím
bluebluexanh
greengreenxanh lá
brownbrownnâu
greygreyxám

Appearance & attributes

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
(Audio)
newmới
oldgià
smallnhỏ
large / bigrộng / lớn
youngtrẻ
kind / pleasanttốt / sung sướng
unkind / unpleasantkhông tốt / không vui
patientkiên nhẫn
tall (when talking about people)cao
middle sized (when talking about people)người trung bình
small (when talking about people)nhỏ
fatmập
thin / slimốm / mỏng
nice / prettyxinh đẹp
beautifulđẹp
uglyxấu
ill / sickyếu / bệnh
healthykhoẻ mạnh
happy / cheerfulvui
sadbuồn
sportythể thao
ambitionedtham lam
intelligentthông minh
creativesáng tạo
activechủ động / hoạt động
sentimentalđa cảm
rationalhợp lí
emotionalxúc động
naturaltự nhiên
romanticlãng mạn
nice / amiablethân thiện
spontaneoustự phát
energeticđầy năng lượng
stressed (out)áp lực
relaxedthư giãn
frustratedthất bại
talentedcó tài

Questions & phrases

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?anh ấy nhìn như thế nào?
What does she look like?cô ấy nhìn như thế nào?
What is he like?anh ấy giống cái gì?
What is she like?cô ấy giống cái gì?
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