is the perfect beginner's book for anyone who wants to learn Vietnamese on their own or with a teacher.
This invaluable guide introduces all the basics of the Vietnamese language, as well as vocabulary and tips for practical daily conversation. There is also a glossary of commonly used words and phrases, useful notes, pronunciation, greetings, sentence structure, idiomatic expressions, etiquette, and cultural dos and don'ts included throughout.
Filled with useful practice exercises, and online audio recordings for all the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises, Easy Vietnamese
will have you communicating effectively very quickly.
Bac Hoai Tran holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in linguistics. He has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley since 1992 and is the author of Conversational Vietnamese and Anh Ngu Bao Chi (Newspaper English). He has translated many Vietnamese short stories that have appeared in The Stars, The Earth, The River as well as other anthologies. He is the author of Survival Vietnamese and coauthor of Colloquial Vietnamese and Living with English.