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Tuttle Concise Vietnamese Dictionary is the most up-to-date compact Vietnamese dictionary available today.
It is designed for English speakers who are studying the Vietnamese language, traveling to Vietnam, or using the language on a daily basis to interact with Vietnamese speakers. It has both Vietnamese to English and English to Vietnamese sections, with enough depth that it may also be used by Vietnamese speakers who are learning or using English. It's depth makes it a great way to learn Vietnamese.
Divided into two parts—Vietnamese–English and English–Vietnamese—this concise dictionary has a total of 25,000 entries. The entries given within each section include all everyday words and expressions used in educational, cultural and tourism contexts in Vietnam today. The entries give core information about:
Parts of speech of the headwords.
Useful meanings, common collocations, idiomatic expressions and sample sentences.
Vietnamese loanwords, many from French, list the original source word as well as alternate Vietnamese words with the same meaning.
English entries provide additional information such as alternate British or American spellings, singular and plural forms, and irregular verb forms.
Contemporary internet, computer and mobile phone terms are included, making this dictionary invaluable everyday use. A guide to Vietnamese pronunciation and spelling, and other grammar pointers and explanations are also included. The Tuttle Concise Vietnamese Dictionary is an compact and comprehensive tool for successful language learning.
Phan Van Giuong is a professor emeritus of Vietnamese studies at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is the author of the Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary.