One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to Vietnam, its people, or their language.
- ‘He liked Asian people, Vietnamese people in particular, and their culture, considerably more than he liked Australian culture.’
- ‘Their village had been overrun by Vietnamese troops in 1979.’
- ‘My recipe for today is for Vietnamese lemon chicken.’
- ‘I, for one, have no idea whether this is appropriate in Vietnamese culture or not, nor what a bishop can and cannot permit in his own diocese.’
- ‘Larger donations can be channeled to specific Vietnamese groups.’
- ‘The opening scene begins with Ho Xuan Huong in Vietnamese peasant clothing, at the funeral of Commissioner Coc.’
- ‘We were representing a Saturday morning Vietnamese language school.’
- ‘She also famously described US ambitions as ‘imperialist’ and advised Richard Nixon to read up on Vietnamese history.’
1A native or inhabitant of Vietnam, or a person of Vietnamese descent.
- ‘They share their classrooms with Arabs, Africans and Vietnamese.’
- ‘Western love songs, especially slow, sad songs recorded by Asian artists, are also much loved by the Vietnamese.’
- ‘The streets to the American Embassy were so crowded with GIs and Vietnamese alike, all wanted to leave the gem of the orient.’
- ‘I think it's no accident that the best cooks on Earth are the Basque and the Vietnamese.’
- ‘From the 1400s on, the Cambodians lost territory to both the Siamese and the Vietnamese.’
- ‘He honestly thought that Americans tried to improve the lot of the Vietnamese.’
- ‘Thais and Vietnamese also came in large numbers and this is really where Asian Fusion cooking was born.’
2mass noun The language of Vietnam, spoken by about 60 million people. It probably belongs to the Mon-Khmer group, although much of its vocabulary is derived from Chinese.
- ‘In addition, Cambodians have borrowed words from Thai, French, Chinese, and Vietnamese.’
- ‘This person may have married an Irish person but probably still thinks in and speaks Vietnamese.’
- ‘The books have been re-published many times, in a number of different Asian languages including Japanese and Vietnamese.’
- ‘He speaks five languages, Vietnamese, French, Greek, Spanish and some other obscure language.’
- ‘Lady Borton, who speaks Vietnamese, finds the atmosphere far more hospitable now than in the early years of independence.’
- ‘For general sessions I speak in Vietnamese, except when interacting on an individual basis, when I use English.’
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