Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Vietnamese adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Vietnamese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
(Audio)
goodtốt
baddở / tệ
newmới
oldgià
smallnhỏ
large / bigrộng / lớn
longdài
shortngắn
cheaprẻ
expensivemắc
light / clearsáng / rõ
darktối
latetrễ
earlysớm
interestingthú vị
boringchán
tiredmệt
easy / simpledễ / đơn giản
for freemiễn phí
right / correctđúng
wrongsai
strongmạnh
weakyếu
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