Vietnamese 

This page is to help you learn Vietnamese easier. Begin your Vietnamese with simple sentences and words, expand your vocabulary or find more interesting things from Vietnam culture & society, nature or even stories. Also can you find tutors or partners to practice Vietnamese with you.

Sentences

Common Vietnamese sentences are used everyday.

Vocabulary

Help you get most Vocabulary

Topics (Culture & Society, Nature, Stories, Tour…)

Study with a big topics store in most fields in the life about Food, Travel, Climate, Season, …and about Stories.

Most contents are made by us who like sharing and want to introduce Vietnam to world friends. Any errors you can find, please tell us.

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Introduction to Vietnamese Language

Vietnamese language is considered as a part of the Austroasiatic language family. It is the official language of Vietnam, spoken by over ninety one million Vietnamese people in Vietnam and about millions Vietnamese expatriates in Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, Thailand, …

There are three main dialects: Northern, Central and Southern which correspond to the three main regions of Vietnam. The Hà Nội (Northern) dialect is widely accepted and mostly used in Vietnam. The three dialects differ in terms of pronunciation and to a certain extent in vocabulary.

Speakers of different dialects can understand one another. Vietnamese is a tonal language with six tones: mid-level, low-falling, high rising, low-falling rising, high- rising broken, and low-falling broken. The changes of the tones or of the pitch level convey different meanings to a word. Besides the tones, there are also diacritic marks placed above the vowels a, e, o, u to create a wide range of sounds.

The current writing system of Vietnamese language developed by Catholic missionaries in the mid-seventeenth century was influenced by Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French. The Roman writing system, called chữ Quốc ngữ, was not officially used until the beginning of twentieth century. Sentence structures in Vietnamese have the same word order as in English: subject-verb object. Words are invariable in Vietnamese and there is no inflection in the speech. Consequently the language depends strictly on the order of words to convey meaning.

Why do you study Vietnamese?

  • know more the world
  • work in Vietnam
  • travel
  • make friends

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