Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt]
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.
- Foreign Services Institute Vietnamese Basic
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’.
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.
- Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com
‘Learn about aspects of Vietnamese with our Vietnamese in Three Minutes series’.
- 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.
- 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’.
- Learn Vietnamese Alphabet
‘In this video we will teach you how to pronounce the Vietnamese Alphabet’.
- The Vietnamese Alphabet
‘Introduces the vowels and consonants that make up the Vietnamese alphabet’.
- 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’.
- Free online English
LingvoSoft. English-Vietnamese-English. Pronunciations
- Vdict : Vietnamese/English/French Dictionary
Use ‘all dictionaries simultaneously, browse for words, use wildcards, suggests options if spelling not accurate, audio pronunciation for English words’, more.
- Vietnamese Dictionary
‘Contains over 8 000 commonly used words and phrases and we update it monthly’. Use the “Quick Browse” link.
- Vietnamese Dictionary
‘Provides a broad based vocabulary and concise translations. A reliable tool for Vietnamese speakers to approach the English language. Providing phonetics and Part of Speech’
- Vietnamese Online Dictionary
‘VNDic currently supports 7 dictionaries; Audio pronunciation for English words’.
- L-Lingo Learn Vietnamese
Android, Not Free. ‘Thousands of words and sentences - all visualised with images’.
- Translator with
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
Apple, Free. ‘Bilingual dictionary and vocabulary-building app with full audio for Vietnamese language learners of all levels’.
- Freelang Vietnamese-English Dictionary
‘Download our free dictionary [Windows] and browse both the Vietnamese-English and the English-Vietnamese lists’.
‘Import a Vietnamese text and get instant word-translations by moving the cursor through the text or clicking on a word’. SourceForge.
- 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.
- Learn to Speak Vietnamese Online for Free
General background, words and phrases, videos.
- Learning Vietnamese Online
‘Web sites that offer language activities, online lessons, resources for learners of Vietnamese language’.
- Learning Vietnamese Through Songs
‘Click on the song titles or images to access learning activities’. Intermediate and advanced levels.
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 
‘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’.
- Vietnamese Virtual Keyboard
- Grammar Bank
‘Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and start perfecting your grammar with the Grammar Bank’.
Grammar : An Overview
‘Grammar Overview; Nouns; Adjectives; Verbs; Adverbs; Negations; Conjunctions; Summary’.
- Learn Vietnamese - Grammar
Select grammar areas from the lesson listing or the main menu.
- Digital Dialects : Vietnamese
‘Games for learning Vietnamese’.
- English-Vietnamese Vocabulary Quizzes
‘Quizzes to help you learn and review vocabulary’.
- North Vietnamese - Survival Phrases
‘Free podcast audio lessons, accompanying PDF guides, and a vibrant user community’.
- Survival Phrases
Some lessons free. Access to all lessons is fee-based.
- Vietnamese Vocabulary
Multiple topic lists from Art to Weather. Vietnamese and English words matched.
- Vietnamese Words and Phrases
Byki. Multiple collections. Click on title, use each to learn. Vietnamese, English, audio. Multiple options from Review to Own.
- Vocabulary Lists -
Multiple topics. English and Vietnamese, audio, slideshows, flashcards.
- Learn Vietnamese [iLanguages]
‘Helps you learn Vietnamese for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards’.
- Online Vietnamese Pronunciation and Spelling
Alphabet, sound discrimination, tongue twisters, riddles and Folk Poetry, songs and poems, practice.
- Resource list for learning Vietnamese Online
‘Organised by level and it’s also updated regularly, so keep checking back’. All aspects of language.
- 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.
- Vietnamese Culture Web !
Online resources, information
Art, architecture, history, literature, music, Champa, more.
- English to Vietnamese Translation
- Lexicon of Words
taken from French
Listing with all forms.
- Native Content for Vietnamese learners
13 sections. Some links are annotated.
- Vietnamese English Online
‘Use this translation service for colloquial translations. Avoid using it for important document translations’.
- Vietnamese Literature
‘Promotes Vietnamese literature in English translation, when necessary, to the world’.