Past Tense

Vietnamese Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Vietnamese. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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.


The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past 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.

Past Tense in Vietnamese

Past Vietnamese Audio
I saw youTôi đã thấy bạn
I wrote with a penTôi đã viết bằng một chiếc bút
You loved applesBạn đã thích những quả táo
You gave moneyBạn đã đưa tiền
You played tennisBạn đã chơi tennis
He read (past tense) a bookAnh ấy đã đọc sách
He understood meAnh ấy đã hiểu tôi
She had a catCô ấy đã có một con mèo
She knew my friendCô ấy đã biết bạn tôi
We wanted to learnChúng tôi đã muốn học
We thought Spanish is easyChúng tôi đã nghĩ Tiếng Tây Ban Nha rất dễ
You (plural) worked hereCác bạn đã làm việc ở đây
You (plural) spoke FrenchCác bạn đã nói Tiếng Pháp
They drove a carHọ đã lái xe hơi
They smiledHọ đã mỉm cười


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List of Colors in Vietnamese

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Vietnamese

Colors Vietnamese Audio
Blackmàu đen
Bluemàu xanh da trời
Brownmàu nâu
Colorsmàu sắc
Dark colormàu đậm
Graymàu xám
Greenmàu xanh lá cây
Light colormàu nhạt
Orangemàu da cam
Redmàu đỏ
Whitemàu trắng
Yellowmàu vàng


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Daily Conversation in Vietnamese

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!

Common Expressions in Vietnamese

English Vietnamese Audio
Black is his favorite colormàu đen là màu yêu thích của anh ấy
I have black hairTóc tôi màu đen
Red is not his favorite colormàu đỏ không phải là màu yêu thích của anh ấy
She drives a yellow carcô ta lái chiếc xe màu vàng
The sky is bluebầu trời thì màu xanh
Your cat is whitecon mèo của bạn thì màu trắng
I enjoyed myself very muchTôi rất vui
I agree with youTôi đồng ý với bạn
Are you sure?Bạn có chắc chắn không?
Be careful!Hãy cẩn thận!
Would you like to go for a walk?Bạn có muốn đi dạo không?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Vietnamese about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Vietnamese Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Vietnamese homepage.