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1st Edition

An Essential Grammar

ISBN 9781138210707
Published July 28, 2020 by Routledge
334 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Vietnamese: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to modern Vietnamese. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language in short, readable sections.

Features include:

  • Clear and up-to-date examples of modern usage.
  • Special attention to those points which often cause problems to English-speaking learners.
  • Vietnamese / English comparisons and contrasts highlighted throughout.

The final section covers pronunciation, providing an introduction to the syllable structure of Vietnamese, and highlighting common errors made by English-speaking learners. Accompanying audio tracks for this chapter are available at

Vietnamese: An Essential Grammar is ideal for learners involved in independent study and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1 Nouns, noun phrases and their components 2 Verbs, verb phrases and their components 3 Adjectives, adjective phrases and their components 4 Word-formation 5 Sentences 6 Problem words, phrases and constructions. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Grammar Index. 7 Pronunciation. Glossary of Phonetic Terms

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Binh Ngo is the Director of the Vietnamese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, USA.