Post # 1
Hi, or should I say Chào má»«ng báº¡n. I was hoping some one could help me with saying Greetings (Chào má»«ng báº¡n?) Congratulations (Chúc má»«ng?) and thank you (Cám Æ n Ráº¥t Nhiá»u?) in Vietnamese for my speech. I also want to toast afterward. Is it informal or incorrect to use “Má»™t, Hai, Ba, Yo!” And if I can use it, do I need to take a shot or drink my entire glass?
I have zero knowledge on Vietnamese language or culture in regards to wedding speeches except for what I have found online, so pronuciations would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Other Vietnamese, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think “Mot Hai Ba, Do” (One, two, three, In” is informal because I only heard it at regular parties, not at wedding.
Post # 4
I called to my dad to ask the more formal way to say instead of “Mot Hai Ba, In” . You can say “Nan ly chuc muong co dau chu re” = raise glass to congratulate the bride and the groom.
And a more formal way to say thank you is “Cam on qui vi” = thank you honor guests
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
If you don’t speak Vietnamese, I think you should try out different sayings and see which is easiest for you to say. Guests won’t understand you if you use formal lanuage that they don’t understand. My dad used Mot Hai Ba, Do at our formal reception because it’s easiest for the Viet-speaking and non Viet-speaking to understand. Just something to consider. My non-Viet speaking hubs says “cam on” only because the additional add on endings are difficult for him to remember. People still really appreciated the effort. They’re really going to appreciate your effort!
Post # 6
Cool! Thanks so much for the help. I will feel more confient speaking now. 😀
Post # 7
I agree with hotwings about practicing a few and picking the one easiest to say. I’m sorry to say I can’t really help with pronounciations since I can’t even do it totally proper myself due to all the accents and intonations I usually anglicize words but people accept and understand it. And people really do appreciate the effort in trying more than anything else.