Curious about learning Vietnamese, but frightened by the language’s sound? Although it’s true that it will take a lot of practice to learn to create and understand the six tones of Vietnamese and unfamiliar vowels of the language, don’t be discouraged! Vietnamese learning is feasible and well worth the effort. Here is the reason why:
1. It is simpler than you thought!
Since Vietnamese grammar is in many ways simple and easy, you can concentrate your energies on pronunciation. You won’t have to learn noun cases, gender, or even distinct plural forms, for example. You’re not going to have to learn a new alphabet either.The Vietnamese alphabet, Chữ quốc ngữ, uses Roman letters with special marks such as accents to show additional sounds and tones. This writing system is very transparent, unlike English, so you will know how to pronounce it when you read a word.
2. Connect with friends and relatives.
As their justification for learning Vietnamese, many learners cite personal ties and experiences. It is known that Vietnamese people are generous and accommodating and, naturally, speaking their language will make it even easier to communicate. It will show that Vietnam, its culture and people are genuinely interested and open to getting to know you.
3. It’s nice to train close to home!
All over the United States, Vietnamese communities are located. Vietnamese is the second most spoken language (after Spanish) in three states: Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Nebraska. In towns all over, however, there are Vietnamese communities. The biggest one is in San Jose , California, accounting for 10.4% of the total population. You can find a chat exchange or just use your Vietnamese while shopping or eating in a restaurant if you’re lucky enough to live near one of these groups.
4. Be a better passenger.
Over 8 million tourists came to Vietnam in the first 10 months of 2016, an increase of 25 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the National Tourism Administration of Vietnam. It’s clear: Vietnam, and for good reason, is a hot destination. Great scenery, great food and friendly people await tourists. And while it’s true that if you just stick to tourist destinations, you can speak English pretty much all the time, but you’re going to miss out on a lot. You can break out of the tourist bubble with a simple command of Vietnamese and make relations with the Vietnamese individuals you associate with. If you’ve learned some simple Vietnamese words, destinations off the beaten path will also be less intimidating.
5. Vietnamese Living Language Vital will be here soon to support you! To learn more about this latest online course with immersive games, flashcards and dialogs , as well as links to our online tutoring program, check back on our website in the coming weeks.
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