Our Top 5 Resources for Learning Vietnamese

 

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to learn Vietnamese, here’s our round-up of free resources that can get you started:

This series of short videos covers all the basics from salutations to colours to useful travel phrases, using Southern pronunciation: https://www.youtube.com/user/learnvietnamese/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0

If you learn best by singing, start on Youtube with Vietglish Fun’s hilarious videos that teach you the names of the most common animals and the numbers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpgSDsmrpU6-T8jeOOpFvPBsE9F1zjDFS

We’re guessing you’ve already heard about Duolingo – the free language app you can download onto your phone. Here’s the website in case you haven’t tried it yet: https://www.duolingo.com/

The best feature of the following resource is the clear explanations – the author tells you exactly what to say in a wide range of situations and includes tips to help you achieve a more respectful tone when speaking: http://yourvietnamese.com/vietnamese-phrases/

For the top 500 most commonly used words in Vietnamese, visit: https://www.memrise.com/course/37054/vietnamese-500-common-words/

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