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Vietnamese Language

This is a selection of resources on Vietnamese language available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

NLB print and digital resources

Easy Vietnamese (Learn to speak Vietnamese quickly!)

A compact language book that makes it convenient for visitors to learn Vietnamese while they are getting around. It introduces one to the basics of the language, covering content on the expressions, sentence structure and vocabulary.

All rights reserved, Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2016.

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Instant Vietnamese: How to express 1,000 different ideas with just 100 key words and phrases

Instant Vietnamese helps visitors learn about the variations in the Vietnamese dialects used in the Northern and Southern parts of Vietnam.

All rights reserved, Rutland: Tuttle Publishing, 2011.

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Vietnamese stories for language learners: Traditional folktales in Vietnamese and English

This book facilitates learning of the Vietnamese language through the illustration of Vietnamese folktales. These stories are presented in both English and Vietnamese and offer a glimpse of the everyday grammar and vocabulary in use in Vietnam.

All rights reserved, Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2017.

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Survival Vietnamese: How to communicate without fuss or fear instantly!

This handy Vietnamese language guide is a competent phrasebook and dictionary for visitors travelling to Vietnam. It also provides a concise background and history of the Vietnamese language to allow for a deeper understanding of the language.

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The language difference: Language and development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

This book contains information on the role of language in four key sectors in Vietnam: education, economy, health and governance.

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Language and literature

This website provides comprehensive information about the development of the Vietnamese language and literature throughout the years.

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Learning the language: How to learn Vietnamese

This website recommends different platforms to learn the Vietnamese language.

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