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một

1 (becomes mốt when end part of bigger number)

bài

lesson, article, playing cards

xin

please

chào

hello, goodbye

bạn

friend or you (equal)

đang

progressive form indicator

đi

go, wear shoes or anything that belongs to the feet

đâu

where

đi ra

go out

ngân hàng

bank ('money shop')

thế

so, therefore, thus, or placed at end of a question

từ điển

dictionary

anh

England, English or you (equal man)

cùng

together

cho vui

for fun

hiệu

shop

tiệm

shop

sách

book

gần

near, close

vâng

yes (polite)

thì

then (also sometimes means is or are etc. but this is very clumsy)

tuyệt

wonderful

giới thiệu

introduction, to introduce

đây là

this is

sinh viên

tertiary student

học sinh

high school student

ban

department, committee

tiếng Việt

Vietnamese language

của

of, property

trường

school

đại học

university

tổng hợp

university with most faculties

tôi

I, me, my

rất

very

hân hạnh

pleased

gặp

meet

cũng

also

học

study, learn

bao lâu

how long

rồi

already

live, in, at

biết

know

nhiều

much, many

về

go home, about, regarding

hơn

more than

không

no, not

mới

new, just

đến

arrive, to

được

pleasant passive indicator, reach, get, achieve

tuần

week

thôi

only, stop

đã

past indicator

tháng

month

rồi

then

sang

come over, coming across

thêm

additional

trước

before

trước khi

just before

làm việc

to work

việc làm

job

làm cho

to work for

đại sứ quán Úc

Australian Embassy

phải không

question indicator, appears at end of expression, same as không

bí thư

secretary

thứ

rank

thứ tư

Wednesday, fourth

cơ quan

agency

nào

which

Bộ Ngoại Giao và Thương Mại

DFAT

chết chửa

gosh

nói chuyện

talk, talking, can also be cuộc nói chuyện

quên

forget

cả

all, even

thơi gian

time

xin lỗi anh

excuse me

phải

must, ought to, need to

trở lại

return, go back

chúng ta

we inclusive

chúng tôi

we exclusive

sẽ

future indicator

còn

still, again, and

nhau

each other, one another

ngay

immediately, straight

đặt

to place, to book

phòng

room

khách sạn

hotel

bao giờ

when

cần

need, necessary

tuần sau

next week

bây giờ

now

gia đình

family

chứ

but, emphasising

cháu bé

small children, implying children of the concerned

tiền cọc

down payment

indicates politeness at end of question

phục vụ

to serve

tính

to charge, to calculate

giá

price

giường

bed

giường cũi

cot

đặc biệt

special

cảm ơn bà

thank you (to older woman)

mấy

how many, some, several

người

person

cha mẹ

parents

khỏe không?

are you well?

tôi khỏe

I'm well

dạo này thế nào

these days how are you?

rủ

ask (someone to do something)

các

pluraliser

nhưng

but

những

pluraliser

anh chị

older brother and sister

con nhỏ

small child / children

cho

for, give, in order to, permit

có lẽ

perhaps

phòng đơn

single room

phòng đôi

couple room

cháu

nephew, niece, grandchild, great-grandchild

tuổi

age

chắc

probably

ngủ

sleep

mẹ

mother

đều

both, all

ngủ riêng

sleep separately

an toàn

safe

có chứ

of course

ông

you (older man)

you (older woman)

em

you (younger sister, flirtatious)

để

let (as in 'let me'), leave, in order to

tốt

good

nhất

first

tốt nhất

best

rẻ

cheap

khuyến mại

promotion

tiệm ăn

restaurant

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