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cao - high; tall
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Choose a grade to start with. The grades are sorted by frequency, so that you will be learning the most common characters in Grade 1 which covers about 35% of contemporary Vietnamese writing. With Grade 2 you can achieve about 60% coverage, and with Grade 3 it is about 75% with less than 500 characters.


Recent Changes

  • 11/08/2014 - Type Chu Nom in Search Box
    You can now type Chu Nom in the search box. Use the number keys or click/touch on the character to select from the candidate list. This also works on android mobile devices.
  • 19/01/2014 - Radical Strokes Index
    You can now search by radical/strokes.
  • 18/12/2013 - Mobile Version of Online Editor
    On mobile phones you are now asked if you want to use the new mobile version of the online editor. It has fewer features but it allows basic writing of Nôm characters on mobile phones.
  • 12/12/2013 - Easier Compound Writing
    In the text fields it is now easier to write compounds. E.g. if you try to type "cảmơn" it does not become "camởn" as before. I had to hack into the awsome vietUni.js by nthachus.
  • 11/27/2013 - New Languages
    The website is now available with interfaces in Vietnamese and German. Additionally the Vietnamese interface exists in Latin script and in Nom-Script. Despite these changes the main language will remain English.
  • 11/27/2013 - Levels introduced
    As the number of characters on this site has increased I have introduced a level system. So the level pages are now smaller and load faster than the previous character index.
  • 11/24/2013 - New Frequency Data
    I have updated and improved the Frequency Data. The most frequent word is now "吧 " and not "羅 " as before. Some homonyms have been resolved to different frequencies instead of the same frequency for all characters with the same pronounciation. The frequency data is based on news articles of Vietnamese websites.

Page 1 of 10  New Dictionary Items

09/04/2014 the world  tư hải
09/04/2014 𦊚 𣷷 the world  bốn biển
08/22/2014 adjunct  phụ từ
08/22/2014 assistant  phụ giáo
08/22/2014 to annotate  phụ chú
08/22/2014 to give extra-class help  phụ đạo
08/22/2014 side-job  nghề phụ
08/22/2014 semi-consonant  bán phụ âm
08/22/2014 to help, to assist, to aid  phụ
08/22/2014 𤳆 fellow, lad  chàng trai
08/22/2014 man, guy, boy  anh chàng
08/22/2014 young gentleman; large bladed chisel  chàng
08/22/2014 𠊟 𡮣 little guy, kid  thằng bé
08/22/2014 𠊟 𡮈 little boy; the younger  thằng nhỏ
08/22/2014 𠊟  thằng
08/15/2014 testament, will  chúc thư
08/15/2014 to wish so. sth.  cầu chúc
08/15/2014 𢜠 to express new year's day wishes  mừng tuổi
08/15/2014 𢜠 to express new year's day wishes  mừng tuổi
08/15/2014 𫗒 𢜠 to celebrate with a feast  ăn mừng
08/15/2014 𢜠 to welcome someone; in honor of  chào mừng
08/15/2014 𢜠 𢆥 happy new year!  chúc mừng năm mới
08/15/2014 𢜠 happy, glad  mừng
08/15/2014 𢜠 to congratulate  chúc mừng
08/15/2014 to wish so. sth.  chúc