Colloquial Vietnamese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Vietnamese as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Vietnamese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Vietnamese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
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Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Vietnamese is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Vietnamese.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
1. Hello 2. At the Airport 3. Arriving to the Hotel 4. Make a Phone Call 5. On a Street 6. At a Restaurant 7. At a Market 8. Visiting Hue and Hanoi 9. Going to the Bank 10. Touring Dalat and Saigon 11. A Friendly Conversation 12. Making Travel Plans for Next Week 13. A Day at the Beach 14. Returning to Hanoi and Saying Goodbye