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Allergies in Vietnam! My friend and I are traveling to Vietnam and… 
14th-Oct-2009 02:31 pm
Allergies in Vietnam!

My friend and I are traveling to Vietnam and she is deathly allergic to shellfish but we don't have it written in Vietnamese yet.

Could someone please help?

Something like...:

It is important that there is nothing made from or uses shellfish in the food I eat. No shellfish bases in the sauce or any shellfish products. I am highly allergic to shellfish and eating it could have a reaction that would send me to the hospital.

Thank you so much in advance!
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15th-Oct-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
What kind of shellfish? Vietnamese doesn't group those animals together the same way as the English word "shellfish" does. Can you be a little more specific? Oysters, clams, snails, lobster, etc. There's no direct equivalent for "shellfish" in Vietnamese. I've seen translations that rendered it as "animals with shells" (which would include turtles too) or "crustacean species" (which would include lobster and crab but not scallops or clams).
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