The dictionary, compiled by Indian teacher Sadhna Saxena and her Vietnamese coauthor Pham Dinh Huong, has more than 9,000 entries, including 7,500 main entries and 1,500 sub-categories.
In addition, it also contains popular Hindi idioms and proverbs commonly used in daily conversation.
It is spoken by 44 percent of the Indian population, and was one among 22 officially recognized languages in the South Asian country. All Indian cultural features, including ancient Buddhism texts and modern Bollywood movies, are in Hindi.
The third of the six volume series was launched at a book signing ceremony on November 19 in Prague organized by the Vietnam Embassy in collaboration with the Association of Vietnamese People in the Czech Republic.Nguyen Quyet Tien, a cybernetics engineer who is fond of linguistics, has been nurturing the idea of compiling the dictionary since he was first sent to study in Czechoslovakia many years ago. While teaching Czech to Vietnamese children, he found that the language barrier was a huge problem. He came up with the idea of compiling a dictionary to benefit the 65,000 Vietnamese living there.…... [read more]
Honored with a State Award and the Ho Chi Minh Award, the dictionaries play an important role in Vietnam’s culture and history.People’s Teacher Nguyen Lan is not only a teacher, but also a linguist with aspiration to protect the Vietnamese language. He is the author or co-author of dozens of dictionaries including a 2,000-page dictionary of Vietnamese words and phrases published in 2000. Director of the Authority of Publication, Printing, and Distribution Chu Van Hoa said, “The re-print of Professor Nguyen Lan’s dictionaries is necessary. It is a State award and Ho Chi Minh award winning project, a cultural, and scientific…... [read more]
The dictionary was chosen as the second best translation work over the past year. Its co-authors, Czech Linguistic Professor Ivo Vasiljev and Nguyen Quyet Tien, were also honoured at the event with certificates of achievement.The dictionary comprising six volumes is considered a bilingual encyclopaedia, as it covers a wide range of subjects including society, culture, history, biography, and geography.To date, three of the six volumes have been published. Mr Tien said the award serves as a great encouragement for him and Professor Vasiljev to complete the remaining three volumes.“It’s an honour for not only the authors but for the entire…... [read more]
Korean and Vietnamese police authorities have launched special teams to ensure the safety of their respective citizens in each other's countries. (Source: Yonhap)Seoul (VNA) - Police authorities of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have launched special teams to ensure the safety of their respective citizens in each other's countries, as they seek to enhance bilateral cooperation.RoK police launched the "Vietnamese Desk" on December 17 to better support Vietnamese residents in the RoK while the Vietnamese authorities installed the "Korean Desk" to better serve Korean residents in the Southeast Asian nation.These moves came after the police chiefs of the…... [read more]
The Swedish Embassy in Viet Nam and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on August 20 launched a national photo contest themed “Swedish Innovations through Vietnamese lenses”. In her launching speech, Ms. Camilla Mellander, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, said the photo contest is an interesting and fun way to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Sweden – Vietnam diplomatic relations in 2014. It also further promotes mutual understanding, and vividly showcases how Swedish innovations and discoveries are applied and used in Vietnamese daily contexts. Continuing until October 12, the constest opens for all Vietnamese without age limit. It encourages authentic,…... [read more]
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the event, among others.Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always pay attention to and reserve resources for caring for the elderly.Not only the Constitution but also the Law on the Elderly and guidance documents have been improved to better care for and protect of old people, he said.In addition, the Government also…... [read more]
Trade Counsellor Tran Hiep Thuong introduces the book. (Photo: VNA)Prague (VNA) - A Czech-language book featuring Vietnam'smarket was launched at the Embassy of Vietnam in Prague, the Czech Republic, onMarch 23.However, the bilateral economic and trade cooperation has yet tomatch the potential and wishes of each country.Bilateral cooperation still faces difficulties, such as the absenceof a Hanoi-Prague direct flight and complicated visa-granting procedures forVietnamese businesses and tourists to the Czech Republic, Son said. On the occasion, Ambassador Son and Trade Counsellor Tran HiepThuong also responded to questions of local reporters and businesses oninvestment policies of the Vietnamese Government. -VNA... [read more]
Inventor Hoa launched the "Hoang Sa" himself, named after the Paracel Islands, in the country’s northeast waters at 8 a.m. on Sunday, accompanied by a naval vessel. A panel from the Ministry of National Defense was there to assess the performance of the "Hoang Sa". “I am happy, moved and fired up by the support of the party, government, Ministry of National Defense and Vietnam People’s Navy that enables people who are interested in science and inventing like me to realize our dreams and serve the fatherland,” Hoa told VnExpress. According to the businessman, the mini-submarine had tens of trial…... [read more]
-> HCM City to host third Miss Ethnic Vietnamese pageant Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said that the event honours the traditional values and praises the talent, intelligence and beauty of women from ethnic minority groups and affirms solidarity among ethnic groups. Contestants must be Vietnamese citizens, aged 18-28, from one of the 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, and currently living and working in Vietnamese territory. Registration will last from June 1 to October 15. The beauty contest covers the northern, central and southwestern regions. The final round of the competition is scheduled in Ho Chi…... [read more]
The 15-episode collection Lich Su Viet Nam is now available at bookstores at the prize of nearly 5 million VND (222 USD) (Photo: daibieunhandan.vn)Hanoi (VNA) - The biggest andmost comprehensive-ever book collection on the history of Vietnam has justhit bookcases throughout the country.Titled Lich Su Viet Nam,the 15-episode collection was printed for the first time by the Vietnam Academyof Social Sciences in 2015 with a limited number of 500 copies. The book wasawarded Best Book in 2015 by the IRED Institute of Education and Phan ChauTrinh Foundation.“This very first reprint will help the 10,000-page collection serve a wideraudience,” said Vu Duong Thuy Nga,…... [read more]