Vietnamese Idioms & Phrases
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Vietnamese Idioms & Phrases

Speak Vietnamese Naturally from Day 1
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Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • Use various Vietnamese phrases to communicate with locals
  • Use Vietnamese phrases to get out of difficult situations with locals
  • Use Vietnamese phrases to speak politely to locals
  • Use Vietnamese phrases to greet, exchange names, and other basic information with locals
  • Use Vietnamese phrases to get around while visiting the country on vacation
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  • Some basic Vietnamese
  • The Vietnamese tones and alphabet

In Vietnamese Idioms & Phrases you will learn colloquial and very natural phrases to use when visiting the country on vacation or while living in Vietnam as an expat.

All of the phrases in the course are useful from the moment you step foot in Vietnam and will be understood by the locals as they are phrases and idioms that are used everyday by native Vietnamese speakers.

In the course you will learn:

1. Phrases to meet and greet locals

2. Idioms to express various thoughts, ideas, and feelings

3. Traditional sayings and proverbs

4. Phrases to help you get around the country

5. Phrases to help get you out of troublesome situations that sometimes arise

6. Phrases to generally communicate effectively while visiting or living in Vietnam

I have helped hundreds of students like you improve their Vietnamese by using the same methods I used when first beginning to study the language over ten years ago.

If you are serious about learning Vietnamese or just want to have some useful phrases ready for your brief visit to the country (and be able to pronounce them correctly), Vietnamese Phrases & Idioms will help you achieve your learning goals.

See you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Vietnamese language learners
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Introduction to Vietnamese Phrases and Idioms
1 Lecture 07:56

Learning Vietnamese phrases acts as a shortcut to language acquisition and accelerates the process because phrases allow to communicate immediately while helping with pronunciation and grammar. In this lesson we will look at the value of learning and memorizing every Vietnamese phrases and how to incorporate them into your overall Vietnamese study program for success.

Preview 07:56
Basic Vietnamese Phrases That Everyone Should Know
3 Lectures 27:53

In this lesson you will learn basic Vietnamese greetings and other very common questions and answers that you will repeatedly have when making basic conversations with native Vietnamese speakers. These phrases and questions are useful immediately and are great tools for generally Vietnamese language practice.

Greetings and Information Exchange

These useful everyday Vietnamese phrases will help you navigate the country and its culture from the minute you step foot in the country. Whether you are planning a short trip or considering making a permanent move to Vietnam, these phrases will be useful to you on your journey.

Useful Everyday Phrases

With a modern twist on many traditional idioms, the Vietnamese phrases you will learn in this lesson will help you to understand the Vietnamese culture and its people, which in turn will boost your Vietnamese language acquisition skills immensely.

Popular Modern Idioms
Traditional Vietnamese Phrases and Idioms
3 Lectures 12:13

These ancient Vietnamese proverbs will further help you to get in touch with the Vietnamese culture and the psychology of the people. They will also make you popular with the older generation of Vietnamese people that still use these phrases and follow traditional folk wisdom as a guide to everyday life.

Ancient Vietnamese Wisdom

These traditional Vietnamese idioms provide even more background into the language and culture of Vietnam while giving you practical language tools that you can use every day. 

Traditional Idioms

These Vietnamese proverbs provide excellent sentence structures to practice and memorize that will speed up your Vietnamese language learning as you combine various language acquisition methods. Learning these popular proverbs will both give you useful phrases that can be practiced every day while helping you to understand Vietnamese history and culture.

Vietnamese Proverbs
Generally Useful Vietnamese Phrases
2 Lectures 13:06

These Vietnamese phrases will help you navigate some tricky and dangerous situation that you may find yourself in while traveling around Vietnam. Memorizing these phrases will give you confidence knowing that you can communicate well in a sticky spot and give you confidence as you enjoy your journey.

Preview 08:43

These Vietnamese phrases were hand picked for practice and memorization as they will help you to acquire correct use of the all important tones while building muscle memory and dexterity in your throat and tongue, which is necessary if you aspire to attain total fluency in Vietnamese.

Common phrases to use every day
Miscellaneous Vietnamese Phrases
3 Lectures 23:36

These Vietnamese phrases will help you to be able to express contrition and regret, which can be very useful as you find yourself in various different situations as you travel around and spend time in Vietnam.

Phrases to express contrition or regret

Sometimes it is necessary to express anger and to be able to understand a Vietnamese person expressing anger about something, as their culture is quite different from ours. In this lesson you will learn Vietnamese phrases to help you express feelings of anger or hurt that can help you in these situations.

Phrases to express justified anger

In this lesson you will learn various Vietnamese phrases to use when out having fun that are sure to get a laugh out of your Vietnamese friends and acquaintances. Using these phrases will surprise your hosts and generally delight the locals as they will certainly be unexpected!

Phrases to have fun with
Vietnamese Phrases and Idioms Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:46

In this lesson I offer Vietnamese language tips to help you on your way to total Vietnamese language fluency. 

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About the Instructor
Greg Vanderford
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My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.

The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.

The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.

While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.

While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.