Vietnamese adjectives is not difficult!
In this lesson, we will learn some of the most common adjectives and their opposites in Vietnamese that you can use to describe things and objects.
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An adjective is simply a word that describes a noun. In Vietnamese, adjectives are placed after the noun that it describes or modifies. For instance:
Cái áo màu đỏ
The red shirts
In Vietnamese, there are also something called adjective-like verbs.
These are words that behave like an adjective, and when translated into English, are equivalent to "to be" (am/is/are/was/were) plus an adjective.
Cái áo này đẹp
This shirt is pretty
Phở bò ngon
Beef pho is tasty
Here is the list 10 common adjectives and their opposites in Vietnamese with example sentences.
to - big, large or loud
nhỏ - small, soft or low volume sound
Mình muốn một cái túi vừa phải, không to không nhỏ
I want a bag that is just right, not too big, not too small
Nhạc to quá! Làm ơn vặn nhỏ lại!
The music is too loud! Please turn (it) down!
cao - tall, high
thấp - short, low in height
ngắn - short in length
dài - long
nặng - heavy
nhẹ - light (in terms of weight)
rộng - wide, big (in terms of space)
chật - tight
dày - thick
mỏng - thin
cứng - hard, tough
mềm - soft, tender
nhanh - fast
chậm - slow or slowly
mới - new cũ - old
sạch - clean
dơ - dirty
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