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Why is "papaya" vulgar or obscene in Vietnamese?

My Vietnamese teacher told me to never say "papaya" ( trái Đu đủ) because if my pronunciation is incorrect then I would say something obscene. Why should I avoid this word?

For learning: Vietnamese
Base language: English
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    May be your pronunciation like “đụ” (instead of "đủ"). It means "fuck" in English. Don't worry, we will understand you in almost circumstances if you say full word "trái đu đủ" (of course, except some funny guy ....)

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