How to say ‘golden tree’ in English

Gold is “gold”, so do you know how to say a gold tree or a gold thread in English?
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How to say ‘golden tree’ in English
Gold is “gold”, so do you know how to say a gold tree or a gold thread in English?

“Gold” /ɡoʊld/ – is a fairly common word but many people mispronounce it. Usually Vietnamese people pronounce it like “gău-d”, missing the /l/ sound.

Worldwide, the unit of gold is “Troy ounce”, abbreviated as “ounce”, pronounced /aʊns/. This word is also read by Vietnamese people as “ao-s”, which is missing the /n/ sound in the middle. One “ounce” of gold weighs more than 31.1 grams. But when we go to a gold store in Vietnam, we usually don’t buy an “ounce” but buy a “golden tree” or “golden thread”.

A golden tree is “a tael of gold” with the word “tael” having the same pronunciation as “tale”. A gold tree weighs 37.5 grams, which is about 1.2 ounces of gold. The English word for gold is “a mace of gold” with the word “mace” pronounced /meɪs/.

In addition, to say gold is a safe-haven asset, English uses “the safe-haven asset”. In an economic uncertainty or recession – in an economic uncertainty or decline – the holder of gold does not lose value, or even increase the value of his or her assets.

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