What you need to know about Vietnamese Pronunciation

Vietnamese pronunciation can be tricky for foreigners. However, I would argue it’s the only tricky part of the language. Also, the way Vietnamese is written is very phonetic. What you see is what you say.

This page covers the key areas of Vietnamese pronunciation, including the use of tones and some sounds which can be hard to pronounce.

Vietnamese pronunciation resources

Want to work on your pronunciation? Got a sound that’s troubling you? Here are some top articles and videos on Vietnamese pronunciation:

General pronunciation tips

Vietnamese tones

This article is a detailed guide to Vietnamese tones and vowel sounds, with embedded videos.

Further tone resources:

General Vietnamese pronunciation videos

Consonants and consonant combinations

Vietnamese vowels and vowel combinations

See also: The Ultimate Vietnamese Resource List.