how to pronounce vietnam


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the above transcription of vietnam is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

vietnam is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of vietnam in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… memorials like the Vietnam Veterans …”

meanings of vietnam


  1. The Vietnam War.
  2. A country in Southeast Asia, on the east coast of the Indochina Peninsula, officially named Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


  1. A place that is very dangerous, especially if afflicted by violence.
  2. A long war which a dominating foreign occupier of a place (the site of the war) cannot win.

vietnam frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word vietnam occurs in english on average 13 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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