How to form simple sentences in Vietnamese

How to form simple sentences in Viet­namese

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Vietnamese? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Vietnamese lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Vietnamese sentences easy.

Simple Viet­namese sentences

In a typical sentence in Vietnamese which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. If the attribute is an adjective the verb form 'thì' is used. If the attribute is a noun the verb form '' is used.


Con ngựa đen.
The horse is black.
Con ngựa lớn.
The horse is big.
Con ngựa nhỏ.
The horse is small.
Con ngựa trắng.
The horse is white.
Con ngựa già.
The horse is old.
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Vietnamese is the official language of the Republic of Vietnam where it is spoken by 65 million people. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Vietnamese would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Viet­namese

Learn to get by in Vietnamese with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Vietnamese greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Có nhiều trẻ em.
There are many children.
Có nhiều nhà.
There are many houses.
Có nhiều chó.
There are many dogs.
Có nhiều mèo.
There are many cats.
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Step 10 : Simple sentences in Viet­namese

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Ðây là một quyển sách, Ðây là cái ghế and Ðây là cánh cửa (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases and (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases and (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Vietnamese sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Vietnamese. Give it a try yourself!

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