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Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt]

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Vietnamese is both the national and official language of Vietnam and also the language of Vietnamese emigre groups, especially those in the US and Australia. In the latter, it is among the most spoken languages after English. Around 80 million people speak Vietnamese. There are several dialects.

The Vietnamese alphabet - Quốc Ngữ or National Script is based on the Latin alphabet. Vocabulary has also derived from Chinese and French influences.

This page provides access to online courses, Vietnamese/English/Vietnamese dictionaries, grammar, vocabulary activities, tutorials, podcasts, current events, cultural information, free and fee-based software, other resources and information.

Courses/Tutorials

Language Courses

Free

  • Foreign Services Institute Vietnamese Basic Course
    Student text. 27 MP3 course tapes. Guide to Pronunciation using 8 tapes [MP3].
  • Have Fun Learning
    ‘Hello-World has a wide variety of language learning activities designed especially for children and the way children learn’.
  • L-ceps
    Ten lessons covering basics of the language. Audio files accompany vocabulary work. Links to the L-Lingo site listed below.
  • Learn How To Speak Vietnamese [EverydayViet]
    A series of 19 short video lessons.
  • New ! Learn Vietnamese - 18 Lessons
    ‘The following Vietnamese lessons are designed to help you improve your speaking, reading, and writing. Going through each lesson should take about 30 minutes’.
  • New ! Learn Vietnamese in just 5 minutes a day
    ‘Learn Vietnamese in just 5 minutes a day with our game-like lessons’.
  • Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com
    ‘Learn about aspects of Vietnamese with our Vietnamese in Three Minutes series’.
  • New ! Trang nhất
    ‘This is a program that is used to teach Vietnamese online, hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training. Users can also download all the lessons and exercises of the two series of textbooks “Tiếng Việt vui” [Interesting Vietnamese] and “Quê Việt” [Homeland Vietnam] from the website to use as learning materials’.
  • Vietnamese 101
    Pronunciation, Phrases & Vocabulary, Vietnamese Language, more. Each section has multiple components, e.g. Language - Overview, news, classification, geography, history, grammar, writing system, vocabulary.
  • Vietnamese Lesson by Topics
    ‘Vietnamese Express Course, Vietnamese Phrases, Vietnamese Grammar Learning Tools’, more.

Fee-based

  • L-Lingo Viet
    Free trial or subscribe and access 105 lessons. Mobile versions for multiple systems.
  • Updated ! Vietnamese Lessons Online
    ‘The easy & effective way for anyone to enjoy interactive online Vietnamese language lessons with some of the best native speaking Vietnamese teachers from around the world’.

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Language Tools

Alphabets

  • Guide to Pronunciation
    Hear pronunciations for all the words in the Top Pronunciation list [12 000+]. Subscribe to the New Words list.
  • The Vietnamese Writing System
    ‘Modern Vietnamese is written with the Latin alphabet, known as quốc ngữ in Vietnamese’.

Videos

  • Vietnamese Alphabet
    Letter names, pronunciation, consonants, vowels, tone marks, structure, history, quốc ngữ, computer support, bibliography, further reading, links. Wikipedia.
  • Vietnamese Alphabet [learn101.org]
    ‘Follow everything provided in this page. You will be able to read, write and pronounce the Vietnamese letters quickly and easily. I’m providing the sound so you can hear the pronunciation of the characters’.
  • Vietnamese Keyboard Online
    ‘You don’t need to install anything, simply use the virtual Vietnamese keyboard to type your text’.

Dictionaries

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Software

Apps

  • New ! L-LuvLingua Learn Vietnamese Language
    Android, Free. ‘Offers to teach you Vietnamese through fun games, beginner and intermediate learn to speak and read Vietnamese level courses’.
  • New ! 100 Vietnamese Phrases with Audio
    Nemo Vietnamese Phrasebook. ‘The translations in this app are useful for learning either dialect. The audio recordings are from a speaker of southern dialect’. App available for both Android and Apple.
  • New ! Simply Learn Vietnamese
    Android, Free [Ads, IAP]. ‘All Vietnamese phrases and words are presented to you in original Vietnamese writing. They are recorded by native persons from North and South of Vietnam’.
  • Translator with Speech
    Apple, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Instantly translate any text into any of 72 languages. It also pronounces the translation for you’. Need to purchase the language pack.
  • Vietnamese English Comprehensive Dictionary & Phrasebook
    Apple, Free; In-app purchases. ‘Comprehensive and fastest offline dictionary combined with millions of bilingual example sentences’.
  • Vietnamese for Beginners
    Apple, Not Free. ‘Designed for people who are just starting to study the Vietnamese language and for those who want to improve their basic Vietnamese’.
  • WordUP Vietnamese LITE
    Apple, Free. ‘Bilingual dictionary and vocabulary-building app with full audio for Vietnamese language learners of all levels’.

Free Software

  • Freelang Vietnamese-English Dictionary
    ‘Download our free dictionary [Windows] and browse both the Vietnamese-English and the English-Vietnamese lists’.
  • VietReader
    ‘Import a Vietnamese text and get instant word-translations by moving the cursor through the text or clicking on a word’. SourceForge.

Other Sites

  • Free Vietnamese Lessons and Courses
    ‘Lessons and courses for those learning Vietnamese Other Vietnamese language resources, such as Vietnamese online newspapers, Vietnamese dictionaries, Vietnamese internet radio sites’, more.
  • Learning Vietnamese Through Songs
    ‘Click on the song titles or images to access learning activities’. Intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Vietnamese
    History, sounds, grammar, vocabulary, writing system, references, further readings, links. Wikipedia.
  • Vietnamese Language
    geographic distribution, classification, policy, history, vocabulary, sounds, variation, grammar, writing system, pragmatics, ethnography, examples, notes, bibliography, links. Wikipedia.
  • Vietnamese Language [2]
    ‘Articles and resources to help you read or speak Vietnamese. This section includes an interesting list of Vietnamese proverbs, Vietnamese fonts you can use on your computer, and resources for learning the Vietnamese language’.
  • Updated ! Vietnamese Virtual Keyboard

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Language Usage

Grammar

  • New ! Elementary Vietnamese Grammar
    THỰC HÀNH NGỮ PHÁP TIẾNG VIỆT Bài 1- Bài 5.A handbook that ‘provides extensive and varied practices of all grammar patterns. It is written for students who are learning Vietnamese as a second or foreign language at basic and lower-intermediate levels’.
  • Learn Vietnamese - Grammar
    Select grammar areas from the lesson listing or the main menu.
  • Updated ! Vietnamese Grammar
    ‘Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and start perfecting your grammar with the Grammar section’.
  • New ! Vietnamese Grammar [17 Lessons]
    ‘This page contains links to lessons about the Vietnamese grammar. Here are the topics discussed in each lesson: adjectives, adverbs, plural, prepositions, feminine, numbers, negation, pronouns, questions, determiners, nouns, verbs, present tense, past tense, future tense, imperative, and the comparative. Going through each lesson should take about 30 minutes’.
  • Vietnamese Grammar : An Overview
    ‘Grammar Overview; Nouns; Adjectives; Verbs; Adverbs; Negations; Conjunctions; Summary’.

Vocabulary

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Other Information

Culture

  • Culture of Vietnam
    Kinship, marriage, funerals, religion, philosophy, literature, visual arts, performing arts, communication, cuisine, clothing, martial arts, holidays, world heritage, links, more. Wikipedia.
  • Vietnamese Culture
    ‘Getting to know Vietnam and Vietnamese culture is interesting and fascinating. We hope with this website, you can find the most fascinating resources to understand Vietnamese culture and beyond’. Customs to religion, Art to history.
  • Updated ! Vietnamese Culture Web !
    Online resources, information
  • Viettouch
    Art, architecture, history, literature, music, Champa, more.

Other Sites

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