While traveling in Vietnam, I heard a few Vietnamese words that sound very similar to Thai words. This similarity is interesting since the two languages have different roots. Here are some words I’ve found.
|Noodle soup1||hủ tiếu||Ǩwy teī̌yw||ก๋วยเตี๋ยว|
|Squid3||mực ống||Plāh̄ mụk||ปลาหมึก|
- Phở is the generic word for noodle soup in Vietnamese. The word hủ tiếu refers to a specific type of noodle soup. In Thailand, the word ก๋วยเตี๋ยว (Ǩwy teī̌yw) is the generic word for noodle soup.
- หมี่ (H̄mī̀) in Thai and Vietnamese both refer to yellow rice noodle specifically.
- In both Thai and Vietnamese, muc refers to the ink that squids have.