Mandarin is the most spoken language in this world, followed by Spanish and English. Vietnamese is not even in the top 10 list, so why bother learning Vietnamese?
1. For the Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)
Pho actually refers to Vietnamese noodle soup. The noodles are made from rice. Together with Asian basil, mint leaves, lime, and bean sprouts, the dish is just so d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
2. Elly Tran Ha
Elly Tran Ha is not some kind of Kung Fu. Elly Tran Ha (real name: Tran Kim Hong) is a Vietnamese girl, a sweet combination of cuttie and hottie. The super hot Elly is from Ho Chi Minh City. She was a blogger turned celebrity. She is also known as Paris Hilton of Vietnam.
3. The Vietnam War
For full story, please refer to Wikipedia’s Vietnam War.
4. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long bay is definitely a place that will take your breath away. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very popular travel destination. The word Ha Long Bay literally means descending dragon bay. The bay has thousands of limestone islets in various sizes and shapes
Do you know Vietnamese is the world second largest coffee producer? But their coffee is really strong. Coffee was introduced to Vietnamese when French came to the nation. In Vietnam, the Vietnamese-grown dark roast coffee is brewed with a small metal French drip filter into a cup, then sweetened condensed milk is added as fresh milk is not easy to obtain in old time. A bold, sweet and smooth drink.
The NTC’s Vietnamese-English Dictionary is published by NTC Publishing Group. The reference material includes all essential words and even slang. Do keep in mind that the dictionary is Vietnamese-English, not English-Vietnamese. It is good to have some Vietnamese language knowledge to use the reference material. If you need an English-Vietnamese dictionary, below are several options: