Vietnamese Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Vietnamese. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.

Comparative Form in Vietnamese

Comparative Vietnamese Audio
As... ascũng ... như
TallerCao hơn
ShorterThấp hơn
YoungerTrẻ hơn
OlderGià hơn
As tall as Cũng cao như
Taller thanCao hơn
Shorter thanThấp hơn
More beautifulĐẹp hơn
Less beautifulKhông đẹp bằng
Most beautifulĐẹp nhất
HappyHạnh phúc
HappierHạnh phúc hơn
HappiestHạnh phúc nhất
You are happyBạn thật hạnh phúc
You are as happy as MayaBạn cũng hạnh phúc như Maya
You are happier than MayaBạn hạnh phúc hơn Maya
You are the happiestBạn là người hạnh phúc nhất!
BetterTốt hơn
BestTốt nhất
BadXấu / tồi
WorseXấu hơn / Tồi hơn
WorstXấu nhất / Tồi nhất


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Vietnamese

Shopping Vietnamese Audio
Can you take less?Bạn có thể lấy ít hơn được không?
Do you accept credit cards?Bạn có chấp nhận thẻ tín dụng không?
How much is this?Cái này bao nhiêu tiền?
I'm just lookingTôi đang ngắm
Only cash please!Làm ơn thanh toán bằng tiền mặt
This is too expensiveCái này đắt quá
CafeCà phê
Cashtiền mặt
CinemaRạp chiếu phim
Credit cardthẻ tín dụng
Expensiveđắt tiền
Gas stationNhà ga
MuseumViện bảo tàng
Parkingbãi đậu xe
Pharmacynhà thuốc
Supermarketsiêu thị


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Vietnamese

Restaurant Vietnamese Audio
I'm vegetarianTôi ăn chay
It is very delicious!Món này rất ngon
May we have the check please!Cho chúng tôi xin hóa đơn
The bill please!Làm ơn tính tiền cho chúng tôi!
Waiter / waitress!Bồi bàn!
What do you recommend? (to eat)Bạn gợi ý cho chúng tôi ăn món gì?
What's the name of this dish?Tên món này là gì?
Where is there a good restaurant?Ở đâu có quán ăn ngon?
A cup ofmột tách (trà / cà phê)
A glass ofmột ly (nước)
Black peppertiêu đen
Breadbánh mì
Dessertđồ tráng miệng
Foodthực phẩm
Knifecon dao
Menuthực đơn
Napkinkhăn ăn
Spoonthìa / muỗng
Tablecái bàn
Tip (money for the waiter)tiền bo (thưởng cho bồi bàn)

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Vietnamese about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Vietnamese Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Vietnamese homepage.