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Vietnamese is the national and official language of Vietnam. There are about 70 million native speakers in Vietnam and another three million abroad, mostly in the USA. Vietnamese belongs to the Mon-Khmer group of the Austro-Asiatic family of languages. It was formerly written using the Chinese writing system, but today it uses an adapted version of the Latin alphabet, with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Vietnamese-English and the English-Vietnamese lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Khoi Bui.
List status: © Khoi Bui
Vietnamese > English: 3,669 words
English > Vietnamese: 3,650 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: June 25, 2002
2. Click here to download the program (2.21 mb)
3. Click here to download the Abaza word list (501.77 kb)
4. Double click on each file and install in suggested folder.
Spoken Vietnamese for beginners offer 20 interactive lessons for beginners, and Quick Vietnamese for seven days in country has online lessons with a series of short conversations for tourists. More resources at Arizona State University.