Vietnamese language resources – Language Links Database

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language. Spoken natively by an estimated 93.8 million people (2020), it is the native language of the Vietnamese (Kinh) people, as well as a first or second language for ethnic groups in Vietnam. Vietnamese speakers are also found in Southeast Asia, East Asia, North America, Australia and Europe (also see Vietnamese emigration). Vietnamese has been officially recognized as a minority language in 10 countries.

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Native speakers: 93.8 million (2020)

Official language in: Vietnam

Vietnamese Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Vietnamese grammar
  • - Vietnamese grammar in short lessons
  • - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Albanian for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)

Vietnamese Reading Materials

  • - Top 5 Vietnamese newspapers online
  • - “If you're trying to practice your Vietnamese Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Vietnamese and the second part is in English. “
  • - Reading Comprehension for Advanced Learners

Vietnamese Dictionaries

Vietnamese Listening and Video Resources

  • YouTube Learn Vietnamese in 4 Hours - ALL the Vietnamese Basics You Need
  • YouTube Learn Vietnamese with - Start speaking Vietnamese in minutes with Audio and Video lessons
  • Vietnamese - Survival Phrases - “The podcasts cover basic phrases that you might need while traveling or sightseeing. There are a range of episodes to choose from, all short, with topics such as greetings, terms you might need in a restaurant and more.”
  • Vietnamese for Everybody's Podcast - “f you find yourself struggling with some of the basic Vietnamese concepts in your current language course, catch up with this quick hit of Vietnamese language concepts. This podcast offers just six episodes, but each touches on an important aspect that you’ll need in order to build a strong foundation in the language. Learn about vowels, consonants, combining consonants, accents, pronunciation and numbers.”
  • SBS Vietnamese podcast - “The SBS Vietnamese podcast, from the Special Broadcasting Service, gives you extensive coverage of national and international news, all spoken in Vietnamese. You can find podcast episodes on just about every subject, from current events to sports, and episodes are uploaded on a regular basis, sometimes multiple episodes per day.” For advanced learners.


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