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.’
- ‘We were representing a Saturday morning Vietnamese language school.’
- ‘Larger donations can be channeled to specific Vietnamese groups.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Their village had been overrun by Vietnamese troops in 1979.’
- ‘She also famously described US ambitions as ‘imperialist’ and advised Richard Nixon to read up on Vietnamese history.’
- ‘My recipe for today is for Vietnamese lemon chicken.’
- ‘The opening scene begins with Ho Xuan Huong in Vietnamese peasant clothing, at the funeral of Commissioner Coc.’
1A native or inhabitant of Vietnam, or a person of Vietnamese descent.
- ‘From the 1400s on, the Cambodians lost territory to both the Siamese and the Vietnamese.’
- ‘They share their classrooms with Arabs, Africans and Vietnamese.’
- ‘The streets to the American Embassy were so crowded with GIs and Vietnamese alike, all wanted to leave the gem of the orient.’
- ‘Western love songs, especially slow, sad songs recorded by Asian artists, are also much loved by the Vietnamese.’
- ‘Thais and Vietnamese also came in large numbers and this is really where Asian Fusion cooking was born.’
- ‘He honestly thought that Americans tried to improve the lot of the Vietnamese.’
- ‘I think it's no accident that the best cooks on Earth are the Basque and the Vietnamese.’
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.
- ‘Lady Borton, who speaks Vietnamese, finds the atmosphere far more hospitable now than in the early years of independence.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For general sessions I speak in Vietnamese, except when interacting on an individual basis, when I use English.’
- ‘He speaks five languages, Vietnamese, French, Greek, Spanish and some other obscure language.’
- ‘In addition, Cambodians have borrowed words from Thai, French, Chinese, and Vietnamese.’
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