Local Dictionary

Vietnam is a non-English speaking country. So you should prepare some sample sentences in Vietnamese to communicate in case of necessity. The majority of local young people are speaking English well so if you have problems you can ask them to help. Here, we will guide you some basic phrases you can use when needed.


Here are some basic sentences for asking for directions, you can open a bigger sound for indigenous peoples can understand and guide you (note that you should keep careful smartphone). You should use Google Translate to convey thoughts more convenient.

In order from up to down: English-Vietnamese -Audio. Audio speech from google.

Excuse me, do you know where the bus station is?

Xin lỗi, anh có biết bến xe bus ở đâu không?

I'm sorry, i'm looking for this address.

Xin lỗi, tôi đang tìm địa chỉ này.

Can you show me on the map?

Bạn chỉ  tôi đường đi trên bản đồ được không?




Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Nhà thờ Đức Bà

Saigon Central Post Office

Bưu điện Sài Gòn

War Remnants Museum

Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh


Vietnamese as well based on the alphabet but has diacritical marks. To enter into apps, you need to erase diacritical marks.

For example: You want to go to "Bùi Viện" street, you must enter into applications is "Bui Vien".

You should use Google translate to facilitate communication.