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English to Vietnamese Translation
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- English to Vietnamese Translation
- Vietnamese translation tips
- Popular Vietnamese translation phrases
- Vietnamese language facts
- Vietnamese translation services
- Vietnamese translator
- Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
Translating between English and Vietnamese can pose significant challenges for translators. One key reason for this is the contrast between the strict grammar rules of English language and the relative flexibility of Vietnamese. Although this sounds as if it might make translating easier, it in fact introduces far more subtleties to the process of translation, meaning translators must work harder to ensure their work sounds fully fluent and natural.
Translation difficulties are not only linguistic but cultural too. Concepts and ideas that are commonplace in Western culture may have no equivalent in Vietnam or may be so alien as to feel out of place in a piece of translated text. Only a translator with a deep knowledge of the culture of both countries is able to overcome these kinds of obstacles and render translations with the desired impact.
Vietnamese translation tips
Translation text expansion
When text in English is translated into Vietnamese, its length typically expands by 30 percent compared to the original. The space needed for Vietnamese text is therefore much greater than English, something that should be kept in mind when translating a document or website.
Complexity and variation
Although Vietnamese uses a variant of the Latin alphabet, it’s still considered a highly complex language due to its different tones (able to completely alter the meaning of a sentence) and its competing regional variations. Only a highly experienced translator will be able to provide translated content that sounds both natural and professional.
Popular Vietnamese translation phrases
Take a look at some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their Vietnamese translations.
|What to translate from English||Vietnamese translation|
|How are you?||Anh khỏe không?|
|Thank you||Cảm ơn ông|
|I love you||Em yêu anh|
|Happy birthday||Chúc mừng sinh nhật|
Vietnamese language facts
- Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam and is spoken by approximately 70 million people worldwide.
- Vietnamese is one of roughly 150 different languages in the Austro-Asiatic language family.
- The written form of Vietnamese uses Latin script, but its alphabet does not include the letters F, J, W and Z.
- Similar to Chinese, Vietnamese is a tonal language, with six distinct tones.
Vietnamese varieties and dialects
Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam, an officially recognised minority language of the Czech Republic and the language of large emigrant communities across the globe, most notably in East and Southeast Asia, North America and Western Europe.
There are three key dialects within Vietnamese: Hanoi, spoken in the north, Saigon, spoken in the south, and Hue, spoken in the centre of the country. The Hanoi dialect is the most widely spoken and considered to be the standard form of the language.
Vietnamese translation services
As a market leader in translation, Gengo is there to satisfy all your translation and localization needs. Our sophisticated platform pairs you with a highly-trained and professional translator from our worldwide network, ensuring you receive a quick, accurate and low-cost service whenever you need it.
Vietnamese is a complex language, so ensuring your content is translated by a native-speaking translator is a must. Gengo’s translators are all native-speakers, fully-qualified and professionals in their field, meaning we can guarantee quality and accuracy no matter what you’re translating.
Gengo offers a flexible service to fit your particular specifications. Our customers also enjoy pricing per word, with no contracts and no upfront fees, making our pricing system simple and fully transparent. Learn more about our pricing.
Our sophisticated translation platform is unrivalled. Most projects are picked up by one of our hundreds of translators in minutes and completed in a matter of hours. Our service is fast, efficient and makes no compromises with quality.
To break into Vietnamese-speaking markets, high-quality Vietnamese content is critical. We can help translate whatever you need, including:
- Vietnamese website localization
- Vietnamese mobile app localization
- Vietnamese game localization
- Vietnamese product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Marketing copy, ads and social media
- News articles and entertainment
- Travel listings and guides
- Vietnamese document translation
- Emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Vietnamese translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to produce high quality translated content at lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your Vietnamese translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only into Vietnamese but into other languages too, here are some of our other available languages:
- Arabic translator, see Arabic translation
- Greek translator, see Greek translation
- Hebrew translator, see Hebrew translation
- Korean translator, see Korean translation
- Norwegian translator, see Norwegian translation
- Polish translator, see Polish translation
- Russian translator, see Russian translation
- Swedish translator, see Swedish translation
- Thai translator, see Thai translation
- Chinese translator, see Chinese translation
Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
When translating a website it’s important to ensure that search engines are able to understand exactly what language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the
<html> tag, each page should also include a
<head> section in which links to its localized equivalent are listed.
If the primary language of your website is English, for example, and you want to translate it into Vietnamese, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/about/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/vi/about/" hreflang="vi" />
Keep in mind that this block should be added to both the original and the localized versions of your page (in this case: example.com/about/ & example.com/vi/about/). By doing this, each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.
Targeting a language and a country
In addition to specifying the language that your content is written in, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as Vietnamese (spoken in Vietnam, as well as in emigrant communities in countries including the Czech Republic and the US). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/vi/" hreflang="vi" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/vi-CZ/" hreflang="vi-cz" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/vi-US/" hreflang="vi-us" />