This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Vietnamese. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Vietnamese Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Vietnamese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Tôi nhìn bạn|
|I write with a pen||Tôi viết với một chiếc bút|
|You love apples||Bạn thích những quả táo|
|You give money||Bạn đưa tiền|
|You play tennis||Bạn chơi tennis|
|He reads a book||Anh ấy đọc một quyển sách|
|He understands me||Anh ấy hiểu tôi|
|She has a cat||Cô ấy có một con mèo|
|She knows my friend||Cô ấy biết bạn tôi|
|We want to learn||Chúng tôi muốn học|
|We think Spanish is easy||Chúng tôi nghĩ Tiếng Tây Ban Nha rất dễ|
|You (plural) work here||Các bạn làm việc ở đây|
|You (plural) speak French||Các bạn nói Tiếng Pháp|
|They drive a car||Họ lái xe hơi|
|They smile||Họ mỉm cười|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Vietnamese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||anh có sao không?|
|Call a doctor!||gọi bác sĩ|
|Call the ambulance!||kêu xe cứu thương!|
|Call the police!||kêu cảnh sát!|
|Calm down!||hãy bình tĩnh!|
|I feel sick||tôi cảm thấy buồn nôn|
|It hurts here||tôi bị đau ở chỗ này|
|It's urgent!||gấp lắm rồi!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||nhà thuốc tây gần nhất ở đâu?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Bạn trông thật đẹp! (đối với phụ nữ)|
|You have a beautiful name||Bạn có một cái tên đẹp|
|This is my wife||Đây là vợ tôi|
|This is my husband||Đây là chồng tôi|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Vietnamese about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Vietnamese Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Vietnamese homepage.