Basic Vietnamese Verbs

Basic Vietnamese Verbs 2017-03-20T16:49:45+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Vietnamese conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishVietnamesePronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
thì



(to) have
(to) do / (to) make
làm
can / (to) know how to
có thể
(to) know (how)
hiểu biết
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
quen biết
(to) understand
hiểu
(to) speak / (to) talk
nói
(to) listen to
nghe
(to) hear
nghe thấy
(to) see
thấy
(to) feel
cảm nhận
(to) live
sống
(to) want
muốn
(to) need
cần
(to) like
thích
(to) love
yêu
(to) give
cho
tặng

(to) take
lấy
dắt

(to) play
chơi
(to) laugh
cười giỡn
(to) come
đến
(to) go
đi
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
đi qua
(to) write
viết
(to) read
đọc
(to) count
đếm
(to) pronounce
phát âm
(to) spell
đánh vần
(to) conjugate
giao hop
(to) remember
ghi nhớ
(to) forget
quên
(to) eat
ăn
(to) try
thử
(to) use
sử dụng
(to) open
mở
(to) close
đóng
(to) greet / (to) welcome
đón tiếp
(to) begin
bắt đầu
(to) end
kết thúc

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