[vee-et-nah-meez, -mees, -nuh-, vyet-, vee-it-]
- of or relating to Vietnam or its inhabitants.
Origin of Vietnamese
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Examples from the Web for vietnamese
In Vietnam, Lewis was advisor to a Vietnamese infantry unit, whose nickname for him was “Captain of Many Kilos.”A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down
December 13, 2014
Wahlberg fled from the scene and approached a bystander, Hoa Trinh, also Vietnamese.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
He had learned Vietnamese while performing alternative military service in the Mekong Delta.Remembering Ron Moreau: Goodbye To A War Reporting Legend
May 15, 2014
“People knew my mom was Vietnamese [so] we could have been stopped,” she says.Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus
April 30, 2014
As a grunt, he lectured a high-ranking officer in protest of Marines who attacked a Vietnamese child.Crime Fighter’s Dilemma: My Country or My Family?
April 21, 2014
There's a native restaurant there, run by a former Vietnamese.Border, Breed Nor Birth
Dallas McCord Reynolds
The Vietnamese food was really good, and the family who ran the restaurant greeted Kurt like an old friend.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
For 20 days now we and our Vietnamese allies have dropped no bombs in North Vietnam.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Vietnam, its people, or their language
- plural -ese a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
- the language of Vietnam, probably related to the Mon-Khmer languages
Word Origin and History for vietnamese
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