Learn these 16 basic and essential verbs in Vietnamese , with Audio — to go, to want, to need, to take, to help, and more.
There is no single word for “he” or “she” in Vietnamese. There are a variety of words based on age and sex and reference family-members.
Vietnam has a complex system of polite speech, including special pronouns, age- and sex-specific speech, and even different vocabularies.
Some funny mis-translations of public-signs and menus in Vietnam. A great way to learn proper Vietnamese from Google-translate failures.
In Vietnamese, adjectives come after nouns, e.g. “man tall” instead of “tall man”. We discuss word-order, superlatives and comparatives like “better than” and “as good as”.
Một, hai, ba,… Numbers are easy in Vietnamese. They use arabic numerals like the West. The ordering of numbers is similar to English.
In Vietnamese, the past, present and future tenses are distinguished by 3 modifiers: đã, đang, and sẽ. Listen to examples of tense construction.