Vietnamese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Vietnamese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Vietnamese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Vietnamese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Vietnamese
I speak English
tôi nói tiếng anh Audio
you speak French
bạn nói tiếng pháp Audio
he speaks German
ông ta nói tiếng đức Audio
she speaks Italian
cô ấy nói tiếng ý Audio
we speak Arabic
chúng tôi nói tiếng ả rập Audio
they speak Chinese
họ nói tiếng trung quốc Audio

The past tense in Vietnamese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Vietnamese
I visited France
tôi đã đến thăm pháp Audio
you visited Italy
bạn đến thăm italy Audio
he visited Morocco
ông ta đã đến thăm nước ma-rốc Audio
she visited China
cô đã đến thăm trung quốc Audio
we visited Mexico
chúng tôi đã đến thăm nước mễ tây cơ Audio
they visited Kenya
họ đã đến thăm kenya Audio

The future tense in Vietnamese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Vietnamese
I will drink milk
tôi sẽ uống sữa Audio
you will drink coffee
bạn sẽ uống cà phê Audio
he will drink tea
ông ta sẽ uống trà Audio
she will drink water
cô ấy sẽ uống nước Audio
we will drink apple juice
chúng tôi sẽ uống nước táo Audio
they will drink tea
họ muốn uống trà Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
tai
eye
eye Audio
mắt
mouth
mouth Audio
miệng
nose
nose Audio
mũi
hair
hair Audio
lông
face
face Audio
khuôn mặt
head
head Audio
đầu
heart
heart Audio
tim
hand
hand Audio
tay
fingers
fingers Audio
những ngón tay
leg
leg Audio
chân
feet
feet Audio
bàn chân

Travel Phrases in Vietnamese

Imagine yourself in some Vietnamese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Vietnamese
Can you help me?
bạn giúp tôi được không? Audio
Can I help you?
tôi có thể giúp bạn được không? Audio
Where is the airport?
phi trường ở đâu? Audio
Go straight
đi thẳng Audio
Then
rồi Audio
Turn left
quẹo trái Audio
Turn right
quẹo phải Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Vietnamese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Vietnamese Vocabulary   Vietnamese Vocabulary

Vietnamese Audio   Vietnamese Audio



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