Vietnamese

Good morning, Vietnam! Greet a new day in Vietnam by escaping into its lush natural landscapes, sunbathing on the beaches of Nha Trang, or taking a trip down the Mekong Delta. Spend the day among the rice terraces with local mountain people or get away to Phu Quoc for an island getaway on one of the world’s most pristine beaches. The options are endless in Vietnam – and with 75 million native speakers, you’re bound to strike up an interesting conversation while traveling around this exquisite country.

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Basics

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    Basics

    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People about Your Age
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Learn Adjectives
    • Learn Terms of Address
    • Learn to Form Simple Sentences
    • Use Tag Questions
  • Languages and Origins
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    Languages and Origins

    • Ask and Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
    • Ask and Tell Where Someone Is from
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Form Negative Sentences with Không
    • Form Questions with Nào
    • Learn How to Form Yes/ No Questions
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Others
    • Recognize Vietnamese Names
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Construct Possessives
    • Give Short Answers to Phải không Questions
    • Learn More Terms of Address
    • Learn the Negative Form of
    • Use the Question Word
  • Places and Directions
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    Places and Directions

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Form Questions with Ở đâu
    • Learn Adverbs That Describe Places
    • Learn the Word Order in Noun Phrases
    • Use Imperative Sentences
  • Currency and Counting
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    Currency and Counting

    • Deal with Vietnamese Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Recite Vietnamese Numbers
    • Form Questions with Có... không?
    • Use the Classifier Cái
    • Use the Question Word Hả
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain Insight to Vietnamese Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Learn When to Use the Word Cho
    • Learn When to Use Ơi
    • Practice the Word Order in Noun Phrases and Questions
    • Use the Question Word Thế nào
  • Transportation and Payment
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    Transportation and Payment

    • Deal with Large Numbers
    • Handle Vietnamese Currency with Ease
    • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
    • Tell Whether You Can Use Something
    • Form Imperatives with nhé
    • Form Questions with Bao Xa
    • Use the Question Word Được không
    • Use the Term of Address Chúng tôi
  • Help and Requests
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    Help and Requests

    • Accept or Decline Help
    • Ask for or Offer Help
    • Expressing Gratitude for a Past Deed
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services
    • Tell What the Trouble Is
    • Form Questions with Sao vậy
    • Form Simple Suggestions or Requests
    • Use Bị to Express Loss or Suffer
    • Use Rồi to Emphasize the Past Deed
    • Use Đã to Express Appreciation
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    Compliments and Corrections

    • Ask and Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask and Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
    • Ask and Tell How Your Performance Is
    • Ask and Tell What Something Is
    • Give and Respond to a Compliment
    • Learn How to Form Adverbs
    • Learn the Classifiers cái , con , món
    • Learn the Uses of Adverbs Rất , Lắm and Quá
    • Practice the Demonstrative Adjectives Này and Đó
    • Use the Conjunction
  • Clarification and Explanation
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    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Answer How to Write / Pronounce / Say Something
    • Ask or Tell Someone You Are Learning Something
    • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
    • Request or Agree to Speak in a Particular Language
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
    • Express Continuous Actions with Đang
    • Use the Comparative Particle Hơn
    • Use Chưa in Sentences
    • Use Mới in Sentences
    • Use Đã for Past Actions