A handy Vietnamese phrasebook and guide to the Vietnamese language, Survival Vietnamese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around.
This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Vietnamese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Vietnamese or traveling to Vietnam, it also contains a beginner guide to the Vietnamese language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Vietnamese than a typical Vietnamese phrasebook or Vietnamese dictionary.
The phrasebook book is broken into four basic sections: Common Vietnamese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Vietnamese Communication Tools, Vietnamese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Vietnamese words and phrases are written in Romanized form as well phonetically, making pronouncing Vietnamese a breeze. Authentic Vietnamese script is also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.
This phrasebook includes:
Hundreds of useful Vietnamese words and expressions.
An A-Z index which allows the book to function as an English–Vietnamese dictionary.
Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Vietnamese script for all words and phrases.
A concise background and history of the Vietnamese language.
A complete guide to Vietnamese pronunciations.
A concise guide to using Vietnamese tones.
A brief introduction to Vietnamese grammar.
Not everyone has time to attend regular Vietnamese classes. A busy schedule, however, does not mean you cannot learn Vietnamese. With this fun and easy phrase book you will soon be speaking Vietnamese without fear or fuss! Titles in this bestselling phrase book series include: Survival Japanese, Survival Arabic, Survival Vietnamese, Survival Tagalog, Survival Hindi, and Survival Korean
About the Author: Bac Hoai Tran has been a language lecturer at UC Berkeley since 1992. He holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in linguistics. He is the author of the textbooks Conversational Vietnamese (19962013) and Anh Ngu Bao Chi (Newspaper English) (1993), and is a coauthor of Living with English (2001), the Vietnamese Dictionary & Phrasebook (2004), the Vietnamese Practical Dictionary (2010), and Colloquial Vietnamese (2012). He has also been the Vietnamese coordinator at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2000