Vietnamese Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

This 16th lesson teaches the Vietnamese imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.


Knowing the imperative form in Vietnamese is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Vietnamese

Imperative Vietnamese Audio
Stop!Dừng lại!
Don't Go!Đừng đi!
Stay!Hãy ở lại!
Leave!Hãy rời đi!
Come here!Hãy đến đây!
Go there!Hãy tới đó!
Enter (the room)!Hãy vào (phòng)
Speak!Hãy nói đi!
Be quiet!Hãy giữ yên lặng!
Turn rightRẽ phải
Turn leftRẽ trái
Go straightĐi thẳng
Wait!Hãy đợi!
Let's go!Đi nào!
Be careful!Hãy cẩn thận!
Sit down!Hãy ngồi xuống!
Let me show you!Hãy để tôi chỉ cho bạn biết!
Listen!Hãy lắng nghe!
Write it down!Hãy viết ra!


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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Vietnamese

Places Vietnamese Audio
Bankngân hàng
Beachbãi biển
Desertsa mạc
Earthtrái đất
Forestkhu rừng
Gardenkhu vườn
Hospitalbệnh viện
Islandhòn đảo
Lakecái hồ
Moonmặt trăng
Mountainngọn núi
Riverdòng sông
Skybầu trời
Starsnhững ngôi sao
Sunmặt trời
I can see the starsTôi có thể nhìn thấy những ngôi sao
I want to go to the beachTôi muốn đi đến bãi biển
The moon is full tonightĐêm nay trăng tròn
This is a beautiful gardenĐây là 1 khu vườn đẹp

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Vietnamese

Household Vietnamese Audio
Bedroomphòng ngủ
Computermáy tính
Doorcửa ra vào
Furnituređồ nội thất
Kitchennhà bếp
Refrigeratortủ lạnh
Roofmái nhà
Stovebếp lò
Tablecái bàn
Toiletnhà vệ sinh
Windowcửa sổ


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Daily Conversation in Vietnamese

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Vietnamese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Vietnamese

English Vietnamese Audio
Can you close the door?bạn có thể đóng cửa ra vào lại được không?
Can you open the window?bạn có thể mở cửa sổ ra được không?
I need to use the computertôi cần sử dụng máy tính
I need to use the toilettôi phải sử dụng nhà vệ sinh
I'm watching televisiontôi đang xem ti-vi
This room is very bigcăn phòng này rất rộng
Holiday WishesLời chúc cho ngày nghỉ
Good luck!Chúc may mắn
Happy birthday!Chúc mừng sinh nhật
Happy new year!Chúc mừng năm mới
Merry Christmas!Chúc giáng sinh vui vẻ!
Congratulations!Chúc mừng!
Enjoy! (before eating)Xin mời thưởng thức! (trước khi ăn)
Bless you (when sneezing)Chúa phù hộ bạn (khi ai đó bị hắt hơi)
Best wishes!Gửi những lời chúc tốt đẹp nhất!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Vietnamese about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Vietnamese Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Vietnamese homepage.