We live in an increasingly globalized world, and no more is this apparent when you come to Vietnam and see how thoroughly the people embrace multiculturalism. Therefore, it’s essential to learn country names and nationalities in Vietnamese. A few of the basics are as follows.
- To say a nationality, you simply add Người, i.e., Người Ba tây- Brazilian people.
- To say the language of that country, we say Tiếng, i.e., Tiếng Việt- the Vietnamese language.
- To say the country, we say Nước, then the country’s name in Vietnamese, i.e., Nước Mể tây cơ- Mexico.
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Names Of The Continents In Vietnamese
This is the best place to start this lesson!
|Châu đại dương
Names Of North American Countries In Vietnamese
Did you know there are four nations in North America and no, Alaska isn’t one of them. That belongs to the United States.
|nước Gia nả đại
|nước đảo Groenland
|nước Mể tây cơ
|nước chữ tắt của nước Mỹ
Names Of The South American Countries In Vietnamese
Note: Some of these countries don’t have direct translations. The Vietnamese use the English spelling with Vietnamese vowel and consonant sounds.
|nước Á căn đình
|nước Ba tây
|nước Chí lợi
|nước Cô lôm bia
Names Of African Countries In Vietnamese
Please refer to the note above. Many names are borrowed and simply spoken with an accent.
|nước Ai cập
|nước xứ Ma rốc
|nước Nam Phi
Names Of European Countries In Vietnamese
European nations don’t get the same treatment! Enjoy learning the interesting names of some famous nations in Vietnamese.
Names Of Asian Countries In Vietnamese
It’s always interesting to see what countries call their neighboring countries and beyond. Let’s take a look.
Names Of Oceanic Countries In Vietnamese
These are just a small few of the countries in this region. There are hundreds more! If you’d like us to add some more countries to this list, comment below!
|nước quần đảo Tân tây lan
|Papua New Guinea
|nước Papua New Guinea
Phrases Related To Countries In Vietnamese
What Countries Does Vietnam Have Good Or Bad Relationships With?
This is far from a simple question to answer; for example, you might assume that Vietnam and China have a good relationship; after all, they’re both communist and even share the same flag! However, it isn’t as clear-cut as that.
Again, you would think that because of French and American colonialism, the Vietnamese people would feel that they have an axe to grind, but that’s not the case either.
One trend after 1990 is that Vietnam shied away from making military alliances and chose to make economic alliances. This is a key concept to understand when thinking about Vietnamese foreign policy.
In terms of direct allies nowadays, one close ally is India. India signed a defense contract with Vietnam, and Indian prime minister Modi agreed to sell Vietnam weapons. In-kind, Vietnam allowed Indian drilling in the South China Sea, some of which was to spite the Chinese.
Two other important allies include Korea and Japan. The capital Hanoi is now awash with Korean and Japanese banks. Notably, in the first six months of 2022, Samsung’s export revenue in Vietnam was almost $35 billion!
Undoubtedly the most complex relationship is with China. Throughout history, China has been both an invader and supporter- most notably during the Vietnam War that devastated a lot of the country.
In some ways, Vietnam walks the balancing act between Chinese and U.S influence. This strategic neutrality has been very successful over the last few decades but remains tenuous.
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