Learning Vietnamese

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Vietnamese language is written in Latin characters, but it is a tonal language with 6 different tones and a variety of dialects from region to region.

The Latin script which clashes with other scripts and local Indian languages??, is due to the period of evangelization by the Portuguese Jesuits in the 17th century. The latter found it easier to impose this writing which replaced those present in that territory and that differed from north to south. This transcript was called Chu Quoc Ngu.
 

1)    Pronoun in Vietnamese

In Vietnamese, the personal pronouns of the first subject person, second person, third person singular and plural vary depending on the speaker social and family relation. Generally, it refers to family rank, reaching from the speaker.

 

1st person                              2nd person (you)
Tôi (general) Ông/Bà/Anh/Chị/Cô
Con Ông (bà) nội (ngoại) ba, mẹ, bác, chú, cô cậu dì
Em Anh/ chị
Anh Em
Chị Em
Bác, chú, dì, cô Cháu

 

2) Essential Vietnamese travel phrases to use in streets,market, hotels, restaurant

Shopping

How much does it cost                        Giá bao nhiêu nhiêu
I will buy it Tôi mua cái này
I want one  Tôi muốn một cái
No, thanks Tôi không mua, cám ơn
Number from 1 to 10 Một, hai, ba, bốn, nam, sáu, bảy, tám, chín, mười


 3) Userful vocabularies

In restaurant

Table                     Bàn                      Vietnamese currency Ðồng                     
Bowl Bát Sit Ngồi
Vietnamese noodle Phở Eat Ăn
Glass Cốc/ Ly Wait Đợi
Orange juice Nước cam Want/ Prefer Muốn/ Thích
Spring rolls Chả giò/ Nem Drink Uống
Money Tiền All tất cả
 Price Giá Delicious Ngon


Greeting

Thank you                              Cám ơn             
Hello (to men) Chào anh!
Hello (to women) Chào em!
My name is Tên tôi là
What's your name? Bạn tên gì?
Goodbye Tạm biệt
Excuse me Xin lỗi
I am sorry Tôi xin lỗi
I don't speak Vietnamese Tôi không nói tiếng Việt
I am American Tôi là người Mỹ
How are you today? Bạn có khỏe không
Fine, thank you Cám ơn, tôi khỏe
Please Xin mời
Perhaps Có lẽ
Yes
No Không
I agree Tôi đồng ý
May I take a photo of you Tôi có thể chụp ảnh bạn không?
I don't know Tôi không biết
Where is the market? Chợ ở đâu vậy
I want to get to the hotel Tôi muốn đến khách sạn