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Archive for January, 2021

Vietnamese Language Variations Posted by on Jan 25, 2021

Just like other countries in the world, the people of Vietnam mainly speak the same language, although people in each region use different dialects (thổ ngữ) with different phonology and vocabulary. There are three main dialects each with a variety of accents (giọng) in tiếng Việt (Vietnamese language): Tiếng/giọng Bắc (Northern dialect/acccent) Tiếng/giọng Trung (Central…

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Vietnamese Names Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

Hồng Liên - Hoa Sen Hồng (Pink Lotus)

If you were to meet a Vietnamese person and tried to guess their last name (họ), your chances would be pretty good. Because, the options are few compared to other nationalities. There’s a great chance that person’s họ is Nguyễn.  If not, perhaps Trần, Lê, or Phạm.  If that isn’t it, try Huỳnh, Hoàng, Phan…

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Greetings and Personal Pronouns in Vietnamese Posted by on Jan 14, 2021

It doesn’t matter what language you would like to acquire, one of the first subjects for a beginner to learn is how to greet and address people in their native language. To greet people in English, you can simply use one word like “hi” or “hello”, and add a name to address a specific person…

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