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NTC's Vietnamese-English Dictionary (Vietnamese) Updated Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0844283579
ISBN-10: 0844283576
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This dictionary provides English definitions of approximately 50,000 Vietnamese words, morphemes, compound words, and phrases. It is ideal for students of Vietnamese as well as travelers and businesspeople.

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Product Details

  • Series: NTC Language Dictionaries
  • Paperback: 728 pages
  • Publisher: NTC Publishing Group; Updated edition (January 11, 1995)
  • Language: Vietnamese, English
  • ISBN-10: 0844283576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844283579
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Ok. It boggles my mind why this dictionary has yet to be reviewed, and is overlooked when students of vietnamese purchase reference material. This is the best Vietnamese Dictionary I have ever encountered. It includes all essential words for conversing even slang, though marked vulgar. DU MA MAY! Seriously this book got my through my trip to the Nam and continues unrivaled as my tool for translating Vietnamese text. I own three other Vietnamese-English dictionaries and Nguyen-Dinh-Hoa's book is unrivalled as the most definitive. YOU PEOPLE WHO BUY THE LE-BA-KHONG DICTIONARY ARE FOOLISHLY SQUANDERING YOUR MONEY! While that dictionary might have been suitable for the time during which it was published(During the war-or maybe earlier), language is living and this applies to Vietnamese. The NTC Dictionary is fairly modern(1995) and at least includes SIDA(HIV) as an entry. The only flaw with this dictionary is that the new word appendix is just that an appendix. To think of the time it would save me if the appendix was incorporated into the book instead of being thrown in the back. But nonetheless this book is an essential tool to learning Vietnamese, if you are a white fool like me. -----peace
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To August 29, 2001 reviewer:
Well, the title does say that it's a Vietnamese-English dictionary and NOT a Vietnamese-English/English-Vietnamese dictionary.
To everyone else:
This is very good dictionary if you have an understanding of the Vietnamese language. Compared to other Viet dictionaries I've seen, the printed words in this book are larger and clearer (there are a few cases where the accents and/or the words are blurred).
If you're just learning the language, this book won't be for you. You would be better off if you bought an Engish-Vietnamese dictionary or a dual language dictionary.
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I thought this book had the English- Vietnamese section but I didn't read the cover carefully. I sent it back and had to pay $5 in shipping :( I once had an NTC Korean dictionary and it was excellent. This dictionary is very good if you know how to read Vietnamese. Otherwise it is difficult to look up the English words. I ended up buying Tuttle's concise dictionary which is a keeper!
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Complete...wow, is it ever complete! Not the biggest Vietnamese dictionary I've ever come across but certainly a tome of a book. As for practical, well, that's debatable. I bought this as my reference for learning Vietnamese while living there for 2 1/2 years, but always found it a little frustrating.

For starters, it's only a one-way dictionary - which it does say on the cover, but definitely makes it less 'practical' than it claims to be. When trying to actually learn the language, instead of just translating some text I had, I always had to rely on www.vdict.com to figure out what I wanted to say. So, maybe useful if you just want to read Vietnamese, but for someone trying to learn how to speak or produce the language, a problem.

On top of that, my Vietnamese teacher was confused by some of the translations when she looked through it - maybe a function of her level of English, but she said that some of the translations were strange or old-fashioned. On top of that, she'd never heard of a large number of the (Vietnamese) words in the dictionary, which we figured out were archaic or very technical. The dictionary simply gives a word-for-word translation + word class, with no indication of usage or example sentences. Although it does mark some words as 'R' (restricted usage) it doesn't give any explanation for HOW the usage is restricted. It also doesn't contain a lot of slang words or colloquialisms, which is a weakness for a language learner.

Overall, a decent enough dictionary but inferior to the Tuttle version (http://www.amazon.
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Excellent choice for helping Vietnamese to learn our language. Easy to use. Very good for pronunciation. Just what I need to help
people learn to speak the English Language.
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This dictionary came to me in perfect condition. It has fairly easy to read type. I would buy it again if the Vietnamese person I knew wanted it. I gave this book to an older woman and she refused to even touch it. It still sits on her chair in our meeting place. I don't understand why. But, like I say, it is a real nice tool.
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This dictionary I would recommend to new learners of Vietnamese language.
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The Dinh Hoa dictionaries are the most practical dictionaries to use.
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