POZENA’s professional human translations from Vietnamese to English and any other language or from English and any language into Vietnamese are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.
Why choose professional Vietnamese translations?
- Vietnamese is the native language of around 76 million people worldwide (nearly 1.1% of the world's population). It is ranked as the 16th most spoken language by native speakers.
- Vietnamese is naturally the official language of Vietnam. Interestingly, though, it is officially recognized as one of the 14 minority languages in the Czech Republic. It is also spoken as a native language by members of the Vietnamese diaspora in multiple countries, including China, Australia and France. With 1.5 million native speakers, Vietnamese is the sixth most spoken language in the United States.
POZENA’s professional Vietnamese translations
- Assurance of professional quality
- Business-class reliability
- Translators who are native-speakers of Vietnamese
- Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
- Document translations of any type and format
- Certified Vietnamese translations
- Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
- Translations from Vietnamese to English or any other language
- Friendly and professional client service
- Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project
Vietnamese – basic information
- Vietnamese is a member of the Austroasiatic language family. In the early stages of its development (in the first millennium AD, when the Vietnamese territory was under Chinese rule), the language was considerably influenced by Chinese. Vietnamese emerged as a distinct language in the 9th century. However, for many centuries, it was Chinese that served as the language of administration and education. With the onset of the colonial period, French was introduced in official settings.
- For about a thousand years, written Vietnamese was rendered by modified Chinese characters. In the 17th century, a romanized script was devised by Catholic missionaries. However, it was not until the early 20th century that the Latin alphabet became the predominant writing system.
- Modern Vietnamese is divided into three major dialect groups: North (Hanoi), Central (Hue) and South (Saigon). These dialects are mutually intelligible and differ primarily in pronunciation (minor differences occur at the level of lexis).
Specialist industry translations from and into Vietnamese
Translations for the energy sector
Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting
Translation of agreements and power of attorney
Translations of user guides and service manuals
Basic words and phrases – English-Vietnamese mini dictionary
yes - vâng
no - không
please - xin / xin mời / làm ơn
thank you - cám ơn
sorry - xin lỗi
good morning - chào
good evening - chào buổi tối
goodbye - tạm biệt
good night - chúc ngủ ngon
hi - chào
How are you? - Bạn có khỏe không?
good - tốt
My name is… - Tôi tên là…
I don't understand - Tôi không hiểu
I'm from the UK - Tôi đến từ Anh Quốc
- Being an isolating language, Vietnamese is lacking in such grammatical categories as: tenses, persons, genders or cases. The proper meaning of utterances is determined by context or special words.
- Vietnamese employs reduplications (syllable repetitions), which sometimes alter the word meaning.
- The Vietnamese alphabet contains two letters that are unique to Vietnamese: Ơ, ơ and Ư ư. The alphabet contains ten digraphs and one trigraph (Ngh).
- Like many other Asian languages, Vietnamese is a tonal language. Each syllable has a tone which distinguishes words. Overall, there are six tones (including the neutral one), which in writing are indicated with diacritics.
- The most common Vietnamese family name is Nguyễn (38% of Vietnamese people have this name). Nguyễn was the name of the dynasty that ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945.