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
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good
tốt
bad
dở
tệ
new
mới
old
già
small
nhỏ
large / big
rộng
lớn
long
dài
short
ngắn
cheap
rẻ
expensive
mắc
light / clear
sáng
dark
tối
late
trễ
early
sớm
interesting
thú vị
boring
chán
tired
mệt
easy / simple
dễ
đơn giản
for free
miễn phí
right / correct
đúng
wrong
sai
strong
mạnh
weak
yếu

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