The other day, I poured out some wine and said “ru” (my southern style for “ruou”). You repeated as “lu” and pointed to the pomegranate, your favorite fruit for the moment.
Yesterday, you broke the music box and told mom “uh oh.” Mom said in Vietnamese “I have to ask grandpa to fix it.” You heard the word “sua,” which means fix, but you associated with, “sua, sua, sua, sua” and pointed to the refrigerator for your milk.
You recognize family members through pictures. If I point to my mother, you would say “ba noi.” If I point to your mom’s mother, you would say “ba ngoai.” If I point to mommy, you would say “ma.” If I point out your baby pictures, you would say “baby.”