http://www.rustycompass.com Learning a few words of Vietnamese can bring loads of fun to travel in the country. The Vietnamese people are very receptive to foreigners who try to learn a few words of their language. In this, the first in a series of language classes for travellers, we cover some basic vocabulary and some of the challenges the language presents.
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Vietnamese language class for travellers – Part 1

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  • Memestreamer Inc.
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    Warning to people living in southern migrant Vietnamese communities in the U.S: Do not address them with "Đồng Chí" or risk getting beaten up hahah

  • Kim chi
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    Maybe because I speak with Northern accent, but you pronounce some words really off, like bô, phở, chị, xạo. I know Southerner don't use dấu nặng and don't pronounce dấu hỏi that clear, but since you said you went more for a Northern dialect in this vid I couldn't help to be bothered. We also say trời ơi sometimes 🙂 But your Viet is really good, you're probably the best foreigner I've heard so far and I understood 95%. But you sound more Southern than Northern haha.

  • Chính Nghĩa Tự Do
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    For more accuracy, this is mostly the North language (Northese). The term
    "Vietnam, Vietnamese" are one of the biggest lie in modern human history. Before the "Vietnam" term era, the North people (Great Viet, Tonkinese) and the South people (Annam and Cochinchine) are different on history, language, some aspects of culture. But on the "Vietnam" era, they both are being called "Vietnamese".

  • Peter Fritz Walter
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    Y're a great guy, Mark. I enjoy your 'informal' teaching but it's really cool and funny and easy to absorb. I am learning Vietnamese with ASSIMIL, a method from France that is called 'la méthode intuitive.' I have learnt quite a few languages with it, including Chinese and Japanese. I am looking forward to my trip to HCMC and my Vietnamese lessons. The pronunciation is really hard in the beginning … thanks so much for your course!

  • Habibur Rahman
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    Need to learn Vietnam Language for job purpose , I saw so many VDO's but your one is the best one, well done Mr. Mark Bowyer. Thanks for your kind effort.

  • Thaomy Ngo
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    Very impressed you can switch to the southern accent which i use , living in MD the southern accent is more prevalent and I defin have trouble understanding northern accents

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