"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 professor in Vietnamese studies and served as the Convenor of the Vietnamese Language and Culture program at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia for over 18 years. He has taught Vietnamese and English since 1965. He was the founder Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Culture Studies at Hoa Sen University. Professor Phan is the author of many textbooks: "Vietnamese for Beginners (1-4)," "Functional Vietnamese," "Modern Vietnamese (1 - 4)," "Vietnamese for Foreign Travellers," "Vietnamese Interactive Books" and a series of "Pocket," "Concise" and "Compact Vietnamese-English" dictionaries. He was the editor of several Vietnamese literature magazines and newspapers and awarded the Order of Australia Medal and the International Educator of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of Vietnamese language and culture. Professor Phan is now working for the International Baccalaureate, United Kingdom.