Vietnamese Grammar in short lessons

Below are the links to the foundational lessons for Vietnamese grammar, which would cover: sentence structure, verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions, negations.

Now, let’s have a quick look at the most important features of Vietnamese Language that we’ve learned:

    • Vietnamese is similar to English in the general sentence structure, which is: Subject + Verb (+ Object) + Adverbs. It was mentioned in Vietnamese sentence structure.
    • There is no change to words’ form, i.e., no inflection; use additional words to express the added meaning instead.
    • Nouns when used to refer to specific objects require the use of an appropriate measure word. It was taught in the lesson on Vietnamese Nouns.
    • Vietnamese Adjectives are put after the nouns they modify. It was mentioned in the lesson on Adjectives.
    • The two main verb tenses are present simple and present continuous. Past and Future references are encoded in the situation or through time expressions. Review it in the lesson on Vietnamese Verbs.
    • The usage of adverbs in Vietnamese is mostly similar to their English usage. It was concluded in the lessons on Adverbs.
    • To negate, use không(“not”) in the place where you use doesn’t, don’t or isn’t, aren’t, etc in English. Review the lesson on Vietnamese negation.
    • Use and nhưng in the place where their English counterparts and and but are used. Find more in the lesson on Vietnamese conjunctions.

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2 years ago

Learning Vietnamese right now! Thank you for this site, it’s awesome.

1 year ago

Great site!

1 year ago

Hi Peter. I hope you are well. Which dialect are you teaching from within your website? Is this Southern or Northern?

Nhan Nguyen Dinh
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5 months ago
Reply to  Katherine

Each student in vietnamese must not depend the regional accent of his professor. The vietnamese learn must be the standard vietnamese : That means pronoucing clearly the 6 tones (accents) pronouncing correctly “r”, “d’, “tr”, “ch”, etc